Uber moves London headquarters to Aldgate as it doubles office size

Uber is driving out of King’s Cross and further into the City as it ups sticks to double the size of its London offices.

The rapidly-growing taxi bookings firm will take 40,000 square feet of space at Aldgate Developments’ Aldgate Tower, a six-minute walk from Liverpool Street station and the tech hub of Shoreditch.

Advised by property agent BNP Paribas Real Estate, it will relocate from around 20,000 square feet in north London.

Founded in 2008 by Stumbleupon creator Garrett Camp and Red Swoosh’s Travis Kalanick, the company has seen rapid growth thanks to its cheap rates and user-friendly smartphone service.

Chief executive Kalanick said this year the service could create 50,000 jobs in Europe.

Other tenants in the building include WeWork, which offers high-end office space to start-ups.

Aldgate Developments director, Paul Molloy said called the new tenants “fine examples of modern and confident 21st century businesses”.