A town in the county of Hampshire of England, Andover sits on the River Anton about 29km from the town of Basingstoke and 105km from London. It was used as a backdrop in quite a few shows such as Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot mystery "The A.B.C. Murders". The town was first mentioned in the history books in 950 when King Edred built a royal hunting lodge in the region. Andover grew from being a small market town of the Saxon era to a bustling enclave of about 52,000 residents meandering its picturesque streets that are dotted with 18th Century buildings from when it was an important stop over point for coaches making their way to London. Major industries in the town include "Twinings" (think tea and coffee), so you can indulge in your afternoon "high tea" with that special flavor of tea that you prefer. Sitting within the London commuter belt, as it's only a bit over an hour by train to get to the big smoke, many of its residents choose to opt for getting busy in a coworking venue so that they don't have to sit on a train twiddling their thumbs.
The startup scene in the United Kingdom is said to be one of the fastest growing in the whole of Europe according to figures over the last 5 years when there has been 392,627 new tech startups launched in the country. The most growth showed up in the niche sectors of Internet, fintech and software. The UK has an attractive environment for tech businesses in that it offers great foundations and ecosystems for innovative minds to get their ideas off the ground.
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