Characterised by impressive high rise buildings, such as the iconic 30 St Mary Axe (better known as the Gherkin), Aldgate is popular with young professionals working in the City and Docklands.
Shopping lovers will enjoy being in such close proximity to well-known London markets such as Spitalfields, Leadenhall and Petticoat Lane. And no description of Aldgate would be complete without noting its proximity to Brick Lane – home of Bangladeshi curry houses, trendy bars, boutique galleries, and both cutting edge and vintage fashion.
While many city workers can skip public transport and walk to work from Aldgate, for those travelling a little further away Aldgate is a commuter’s paradise with plenty of options to choose from.
Nearest Tube Stations
Aldgate: Metropolitan Line, Circle Line
Aldgate East: Hammersmith & City Line, District Line
Tower Hill: District Line, Circle Line.
Aldgate residents are also walking distance away from Tower Gateway DLR and both Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street National Rail stations.
Dining & Entertainment
Aldgate is blessed with an exciting and vibrant dining scene. So much so, that it was difficult to narrow it down to our favourites.
Capital Heights team favourites:
Duck and Waffle
40th Floor, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
Recommended for: great food with spectacular views
It’s 40th floor location provides unbeatable views over London, with an inventive menu that will keep your taste buds interested. Advance bookings are essential for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but it’s open 24 hours so if you’re up for a midnight feast you’re much more likely to walk in and get a great table.
78-79 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 3DH
Recommended for: great steaks and knowledgable wait staff
Arguably the best steak in London, with five-star service that keeps us coming back for more. The Argentinian-influenced fare is a carnivore’s dream.
49 Aldgate High St, London EC3N 1AL
Recommended for: a glass of wine on the terrace on a sunny day
Eclcectic interiors, great food, outdoor terrace
No.1 Mark Lane (Corner of Dunster and Mark Lane), London EC3R 7AH
Recommended for: a decadent evening of glitz and glamour
Proud Cabaret manages to provide a world class show while also delivering excellent food. Performances range from music, burlesque and dance to circus acts and acrobatics. Add in the incredibly attentive wait staff, and this place is perfect for a special night out.
The Aldgate Pump, a Grade II listed structure located at the junction of Fenchurch Street and Leadenhall Street, marks the official point at which the East End of London begins.
- Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School
- English Martyrs Roman Catholic Primary School
- Canon Barnett Primary School
- Christ Church CofE School
- Al Ashraaf Secondary School
- London Enterprise Academy
- London East Academy
- Ebrahim Academy
- Madani Secondary Girls’ School
- The Complete Works Independent School
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