The online retailer, which already employs 1,700 people in its existing UK offices, said its main corporate office would switch to a building in Shoreditch in 2017 and its plans would increase its number of office-based employees in London to 5,000.
Amazon said its decision meant all corporate employees would be located in London by the Summer of 2015 across three offices within the capital.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, welcomed the news. He said: “Our city is the perfect home for top tech talent and I am very pleased that Amazon has confirmed their intention to create thousands of new jobs at a major new base in east London. We are proving time and again that we have the right places and people to support this vibrant sector.”
Amazon said it new Principal Place building would offer it 600,000 square feet over 15 storeys.