Aldgate Area Guide

Aldgate Area Guide
7th November 2014

Aldgate is situated within the City of London; the capital’s financial district. With many multinational companies head-quartered in the area it comes as no surprise that corporate accommodation is always in high demand.

SilverDoor’s extensive portfolio of Aldgate serviced apartments includes 32 properties based in the area, and we have over six hundred serviced apartments in London as a whole.

Serviced Apartments

Tower Hill Apartments

  • Eight minutes’ walk from Aldgate Underground Station
  • One bedroom apartments with a four night minimum stay
  • Facilities include fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet and TV & stereo systems

One Commercial Apartments

  • Four minutes’ walk from Aldgate Underground Station
  • Studio, one and two bed apartments with a four night minimum stay
  • Selected apartments have access to a terrace or balcony

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Businesses in the area

The City Ward of Aldgate is dominated by insurance and brokerage companies meaning it’s a popular destination for business travellers and commuters within the City of London.

On the outskirts of Aldgate lies the iconic 30 St. Mary Axe building, more commonly known as the Gherkin.  It was previously home to the London headquarters of the reinsurance company, Swiss RE. Today, its forty floors house a range of companies including the global market leader for electronic trading, ION Trading and the savings and investment company, Standard Life.

Other notable businesses in the area include the global engineering company Lloyds Register and the global insurance broker company, Willis Group, who are situated in their own impressive building.


Both Aldgate and Aldgate East Underground Stations provide connections to the rest of the Square Mile. Located in fare zone 1, Aldgate is on the Circle and Metropolitan lines whilst Aldgate East (also in zone 1) is served by the District and Hammersmith and City lines. There are also ten different bus routes passing through Aldgate to popular destinations around London.

Places to take clients

Looking for the perfect place for an informal meeting or to impress clients? Aldgate offers a number of venues for corporate meetings and events.

The glass dome at the top of the Gherkin is available for exclusive private hire offering a 360 degree view of London and a contemporary, professional atmosphere; this venue is sure to leave a lasting impression on your clients. It’s also just a five minute walk from Aldgate underground station.

Brigade is an old fire station built following the Tooley Street Fire in 1861. Today, it’s a bar and restaurant with four meeting rooms which provide a unique setting for informal business meetings. Brigade cancater to your individual business needs with a range of facility packages, whether you need an LCD projector or just a business lunch.


Although your primary reason for visiting Aldgate may be business, there are some must see places in the area.

The Whitechapel Gallery has exhibited the work of internationally renowned artists including the masterpieces of Pablo Picasso. It’s open all year round and hosts contemporary exhibitions, historic archives and an education program.

Famed for its Bangladeshi community and incredible curry houses, Brick Lane provides its edgy and artistic visitors with unique festivals, restaurants, galleries, bars and clubs. No trip to East London is complete without visiting Brick Lane’s Sunday market, which is full of up-and-coming, quirky designers.

The Tower of London is one of the most iconic landmarks in London due to its long history as a fortress, palace and prison. Today, guided tours of the Tower give tourists an insight into its gruesome history and a glimpse at the collection of Crown Jewels displayed within the fortress’ walls.

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