Investment area guides – Aldgate
An area undergoing intense regeneration and based in the City of London, Aldgate is fast becoming a new community and is the ideal location for young professionals, families, students and those wanting to be within easy reach of multicultural east London and bustling central London.
It is the ideal place for a taste of true inner city living and currently has plans for a new public realm and community place, making it an exciting destination proved by its vibrancy, diversity and well connected central location.
History and Attractions
Aldgate holds an extensive history, and is a gateway to London. From the morbid past of the Tower of London to the textile industry that thrived in the many factories around the area; Aldgate has a range of poignant architectural and tourist attractions on its doorstep.
With Liverpool Street Station and historic Spitalfields to the north west and the notorious Tower of London – a UNESCO World Heritage site – and the iconic Gherkin building to the south, Aldgate is a destination where London’s fascinating rich history seamlessly meets contemporary culture.
Despite Aldgate’s thriving set up for creative, technology and financial business professionals, entrepreneurs and students, it is also a family friendly area with a range of both private and state run schools to choose from.
Shopping and Restaurants
Aldgate is fast becoming a new hub and people are flocking to this destination to visit the range of vintage clothing, handmade gifts and eateries available at the famous Spitalfields Market and Petticoat Lane Market. Brick Lane’s a hotspot for its Indian cuisine, and also has an international food market opening its doors there every weekend to tempt local residents.
A variety of cuisine is within walking distance of Aldgate Tube station, with fine dining, commercial chains and independent pubs making up the majority of the eating and drinking establishments. Commercial Street runs up to the cool bars in vibrant and trendy Shoreditch and is a great place to sample a mix of cuisine too.
Easily accessible by four different Underground stations – Aldgate, Aldgate East, Liverpool Street and Tower Hill – and two nearby Overground stations – Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street, the Tower Gateway DLR and the Thames Clipper – Aldgate has staggering connectivity.
City Airport and Stanstead Airport can also be reached via Tower Gateway DLR and Liverpool Street respectively.