Living at Aldgate Place allows you to “ditch the daily commute and walk to work”


The Metro and Evening Standard pick Barratt London’s Aldgate Place as the place to live. 

This week, the London Evening Standard and Andrea Dean of the Metro look at the benefits of living in Aldgate, within the City of London. Dean describes the City as “a place of contrasts, frenetic by day and peaceful at night”. Barratt London’s Aldgate Place is set within the City, which is “the world’s leading financial centre, home to 16,000 businesses employing over 400,000 people, though only 8,000 actually live there”.

Barratt London’s Aldgate Place is a stunning development offering the opportunity to live in a unique location, one that Dean describes as “the oldest part of London and contains some of the capital’s most iconic buildings”, including St Pauls Cathedral, the Gherkin and the Walkie-Talkie. Most residents at Aldgate Place are able to take in views of such iconic landmarks from their “balcony or winter garden”.

The Evening Standard said: “it’s a short walk to the Square Mile skyscrapers from Aldgate Place”, which means residents can “ditch the commute and walk to work”, says Dean in the Metro. However to help make trips further afield more affordable, Barratt London have a short-term offer for new purchasers: “buy a home at [Aldgate Place] and you get a free three-year all-zone travel card from Barratt [London]” explains the Evening Standard*.

The architect’s vision for Aldgate Place was to create a new destination for Aldgate that would reflect the best contemporary and urban qualities of the surrounding areas. The 463 one-bedroom suites, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and luxury penthouses at “this new E1 quarter have cafés, communal gardens and a fitness centre” for residents to enjoy, said the Evening Standard.

Located in Zone 1, Aldgate Place has excellent transport links and is on the doorstep of some of the Capital’s most vibrant and dynamic neighbourhoods. London Bridge is a short walk away and Canary Wharf is a quick commute by DLR or Thames Clipper. Central London is just as easy to reach with Liverpool Street connecting you to Holborn or Oxford Circus in just ten minutes. While just north of Aldgate Place are the creative hubs of Shoreditch and Hoxton. 

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* Limited availability, selected plots only. Customer must reserve by 31 March 2016 and complete before 30 June 2016. Offer based on one annual travel card per year per property purchased for three consecutive years. TfL travel card valid zones 1-3. Payable annually upon the anniversary of the completion date of your property purchase. No cash alternative is available.