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Bishopsgate Area Guide

Written by on 10th October 2014
Category: City guides

Bishopsgate is one of twenty five wards in the City of London. It has a long history as a centre of business, and still remains one of the most significant locations in the UK to this day.Unsurprisingly, it’s a popular destination for business travellers looking for ease of access and proximity to the many businesses found within the City of London.

Businesses in the area

The area is also home to two of the tallest buildings in London, which are Heron Tower and the slightly smaller Tower 42. Both of these buildings house some of the most prominent businesses in The City, including the likes of Inc. and Hong Kong Airlines.

On the boundaries of Bishopsgate is the famous 30 St Mary Axe building, most commonly referred to as The Gherkin. Several large companies currently occupy this incredible piece of architecture; including international law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Serviced Apartments

Bishopsgate naturally attracts a huge number of business travellers from around the globe. To meet this demand we’ve sourced over 125 Bishopsgate serviced apartments throughout the area, and have more than six hundred serviced apartments in London across our entire portfolio.

Notable mentions:

Spitalfield Lofts Apartments

Spitalfield Lofts Apartments

  • 8 min walk to Liverpool Street station
  • Available in 1 & 2 bed variations
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Dedicated serviced apartment building

196 Bishopsgate Apartments

Bishopsgate Apartment

  • 4 min walk to Liverpool Street Station
  • Available in studio, 1 & 2 bed variations
  • Maid service Monday-Friday
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Free wireless internet
  • Dedicated serviced apartment building


Within Bishopsgate is the UK’s 3rd busiest and most connected train station (Liverpool Street Station), making it a convenient location for business travellers needing to commute in and out of The City. Originally opened as Bishopsgate station in 1874, this Zone 1 station now sees over 60 million commuters pass through its gates every year.

Key services:

Underground – Metropolitan | Circle | Hammersmith & City | Central

National Rail – Provides services to East of England

Places to takes clients

Due to the area’s concentration of businesses, it’s unsurprising to that there’s a wealth of stylish bars and restaurants eager to serve you, your colleagues and clients to some of the best food and drinks in The City.

If you’re looking for somewhere a little more corporate, head to the top of Tower 42 to London’s highest champagne bar, Vertigo 42. Serving up a selection of the finest champagne, wine, cocktails and tapas to be found in The City, this is a great location to impress any client.

For somewhere that will really impress, head to the UK’s highest restaurant, the Duck & Waffle. As one of only a handful of similar establishments that are open 24/7, this exclusive restaurant offers an extensive British inspired menu. The restaurant’s namesake dish is really special.


Bishopsgate isn’t just all work and no play. It’s also famous for its unique bars and vibrant nightlife; being the go to place for London’s city slickers.

One such place is actually hidden directly underneath the well-known Breakfast Club Bar. This exclusive underground location, known as “The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town”, can only be accessed with a secret password*. Once given, you’ll be taken through a Smeg fridge and downstairs into the secret bar.

*“I’d like to see the Mayor!”

Alternatively, Dirty Dicks, which is one of London’s oldest pubs, serves up a more traditional vibe. Established in 1745, this pub offers the perfect balance between history and modern life. Classic dishes are served here, including British favourites such as fish and chips.

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