Google Home, Google's home assistant and rival to the Amazon Echo, is coming to the UK soon. A Google invite has arrived in the Pocket-lint offices for a London event on Tuesday 28 March and we're almost certain it's for the voice assistant speaker.

There might be other products and services revealed for the UK too.

It is likely the Home speaker will be made available for pre-order soon after the event as Google previously revealed that it was to be officially released in June.

Home has been available in the US since October 2015 and at the time of launch, Google could only say it was "coming soon" to the UK, but no word on when it would make its way to other markets. Google subsequently confirmed the June date at Mobile World Congress.

Google Home works in a similar way to Amazon Echo - which has been available in the UK since September 2015 - by acting as a control centre for your entire home. You can use it to control a wide range of smarthome products, such as lighting and thermostats; playback music, with support for Google Cast; and ask it any number of questions with results delivered direct from Google's search engine.

Baked into Google Home is Google Assistant, Google's new Siri-like voice assistant that can hold conversations with you and understand follow up questions in context. For example, if you ask "what films are playing tonight?", it will be able to tell you listings at your local cinema, tell Assistant you want to take the kids, and it will reply with films that are child-appropriate. 

Other features of Google Home include a built-in speaker and interchangeable bases to change the colour and textured finish. 

Google still hasn't said how much it will cost in the UK, but we will find out in just a couple of weeks, it seems.