The first virtual cafe in Britain is set to open in the city on Wednesday as part of a wider campaign to help businesses connect to the internet.
Dubbed the Cyber Café, the cafe is being co-ordinated by the London Tech Hub, which is co-run by the UK’s City of London Corporation.
It will allow customers to log in using their existing internet connection and then use a mobile phone app to browse, book or book through books, art and other online content.
It is set up in the City’s new “internet of things” space, called the Innovation Centre, where the UK has set up its Digital Commons, the first of its kind in Europe.
In order to access the cafe, customers will have to have a free “passport” to the Innovation Hub, a new partnership that lets businesses rent the space to other businesses for up to four months.
The Innovation Centre is set in a space that will become the new Innovation Centre in London.
It is being launched in the space of the Innovation and Innovation Hub at the end of October.
Dubbing the cafe the Cyber Cafe, the London City of Culture is using the hashtag #CyberCafe.
“It is an incredibly ambitious concept that will help businesses realise their potential,” said Mayor of London Boris Johnson in a statement.
“The Innovation Hub is the ideal platform for these new services, which will enable businesses to tap into the vast amounts of data that will soon be available online.”
It is the first virtual café in the country.
It will open to the public in three weeks time.
The cafe will be staffed by 20-25 people and the main entrance will be on the ground floor of a former factory.
London is home to a huge amount of innovation, as well as being a hub for technology.
In the future, the Innovation centre will become a hub to help other businesses connect with the internet in a way that has never been possible before.
It will be open from 8am to 6pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 7am to 5pm on Tuesdays, and from 8.30am to 9.30pm on Thursdays.
Read more about the Cyber Cafes project.
Read moreAbout the Innovation Centres projectIn the past, businesses in London have had to set up a huge complex network of cables, switches and servers.