Area guide to Aldgate

We take a look at some of the areas surrounding our meeting rooms for hire. First up is Aldgate.

Aldgate is located on the edge of London’s City area, within walking distance of the financial institutions in Bank and Liverpool Street.

We take a look at some of the areas surrounding our meeting rooms for hire. First up is Aldgate.

Aldgate is located on the edge of London’s City area, within walking distance of the financial institutions in Bank and Liverpool Street.

It’s also just a short walk from the fashionable Brick Lane area, so is perfect for a mixture of work and play.

How to get there
Aldgate station is served by the Metropolitan and Circle lines, so has quick connections to Liverpool Street, King’s Cross and Monument. Aldgate East is connected to the Hammersmith & City and District lines.

You’re also in walking distance of Tower Gateway DLR, which can have you in Canary Wharf in a matter of minutes.

Who’s in the neighbourhood?
While the area itself might appear to be a middle ground between the trendy East End and the financial heart of the City, Aldgate actually has a lot to offer.

Both the Gherkin and Heron are nearby along with the Lloyd’s Building.

These include tenants such as Standard Life, Deutsche Pfandbrief bank AG, Swiss RE, McDermott Will & Emery, and, of course, Lloyd’s Insurance.

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Other big companies to have their offices in Aldgate include Uber, which has just moved its head office here, and Hiscox.

Places to eat and drink
As you’re in central London, you’re always going to have plenty of places to eat, whether it’s a quick bite, a long business lunch or after work drinks.

We recommend:
• Bevis Marks: A busy kosher restaurant with a good bar area and private dining. Go for either the salt beef sandwiches or gourmet burgers.
• Kenza: Hard to find but worth the search. The Moroccan lamps and furnishings complement the classic Middle Eastern mezes and tagines. There may also be some belly dancers on.
• Cinnamon Kitchen: For the best Indian cuisine south of Brick Lane, try this modern restaurant. With outside dining and a slick design, you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner in style.
Places to stay
If you’re just visiting, Aldgate has a number of great business hotels including high-end options like Grange City Hotel, with its stunning views of Tower Bridge, and the DoubleTree by Hilton Tower with amazing executive suites and a SkyLounge.

More affordable options come in the form of the local Travelodge, which is perfect for a flying visit, or the Hotel Indigo London in Tower Hill, which mixes the modern and funky with traditional brick work and four-poster beds.

To book a meeting room or conference venue in Aldgate, go to our website or call 0800 073 0499.

 

Posted by Ashleigh Sharp

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