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Aldgate East Area Guide

Aldgate East

Just a few minutes’ walk from Aldgate station, Aldgate East has all the benefits of Aldgate [link to page] while being just that bit closer to the excitement of Brick Lane. Here you’ll find edgy art exhibitions, hot fashion from up and coming designers, trendy bars, and vintage boutiques right alongside the authentic Bangladeshi curry houses that have kept people flocking to this area for more than two decades.


With two Tube stations just minutes apart, Aldgate East residents have easy access to four different Underground lines as well as plenty of bus options.

Nearest Tube Stations

Aldgate East (Zone 1): Hammersmith & City Line, District Line

Aldgate (Zone 1): Metropolitan Line, Circle Line

Aldgate East residents are also walking distance away from Tower Gateway DLR.

Dining & Entertainment

It’s almost impossible to dine or drink at any of the many restaurants and bars on Brick Lane and not have a great night. With that in mind, we’ve decided to share some of our favourite places that are off this world-famous laneway.

Capital Heights team favourites:

Lahore Kebab House

2010 Umberston Street, London, 

Recommended for: excellent Pakistani food with a buzzing atmosphere

Located in between Aldgate East and Whitechapel stations, Lahore Kebab House is an institution that is well-known amongst curry lovers citywide. With crowded tables and a boisterous atmosphere, it’s not the place for an intimate date. Bring your own alcohol, be prepared to queue before being seated, and get set to enjoy authentic Pakistani flavours that will keep you coming back for more.

Hungry Donkey Greek Kitchen

56 Wentworth Street, London E1 7AL

Recommended for: a relaxed lunch that won’t cost the earth

Classic Greek street food and a laid back atmosphere make this a favourite with locals. With a good range of delicious vegetarian and vegan options, Hungry Donkey is well known for its authentic flavours.

The Dispensary

19A Leman Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 8EN

Recommended for: great variety of real ale

Based inside a former dispensary set up to tend to the sick in the East End, there’s a great selection of beer to choose from as well as tasty food with ingredients locally sourced from Smithfield and Billingsgate markets each day.

Apples & Pears

26 Osborn Street, London E1 6TD

Recommended for: cocktails and tunes

This hidden treasure offers a mix of classic and custom-made cocktails alongside great service and a DJ who knows how to keep you dancing all night.

Insider’s secret:

Craving carbs at 3am? Beigel Bake, at the end of Brick Lane, is open 24 hours a day.


Primary Schools

  • Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School
  • English Martyrs Roman Catholic Primary School
  • Canon Barnett Primary School
  • Christ Church CofE School

Secondary Schools

  • Al Ashraaf Secondary School
  • London Enterprise Academy
  • London East Academy
  • Ebrahim Academy
  • Madani Secondary Girls’ School
  • The Complete Works Independent School

Local Authority

Tower Hamlets

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