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Area Guide by Estate Agents in Aldgate EC3

One of London's oldest neighbourhoods, yet everything about it feels fresh and new


When you require the services of an independent Estate Agents in Aldgate we are an excellent choice. Circa London successfully sell and let property in Aldgate. We specialise in all aspects of Aldgate property so if you're thinking about selling, letting or are just curious, we'll be happy to value your property and share our expertise to help you plan for your property's future. 

Aldgate area guide: One of London's oldest neighbourhoods, yet everything about it feels fresh and new.

Are you considering a move to Aldgate? This vibrant and dynamic neighbourhood on the eastern edge of the City of London is steeped in history and is home to a diverse cultural community. 

In recent years, Aldgate has seen a surge in residential development, which has transformed the area into a melting pot of properties. Luxury apartments, Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses, and ex-council blocks all coexist, making it an ideal location for young professionals and students who are drawn to the city lifestyle, as well as families looking for a quieter, more traditional area.

Foodies will love exploring the area's many culinary offerings, with a great selection of well-known restaurants and pubs on Aldgate High Street and markets such as Leadenhall Food Market, Petticoat Lane Market, and Brick Lane Market all close by. Culture lovers will appreciate the Whitechapel Art Gallery, known for its ground-breaking contemporary art exhibitions.

Regeneration is ongoing in Aldgate, with new offices for global organisations and financial businesses, retail developments, luxury residential properties, hotels, student accommodation, public spaces, and parks popping up all over the area. This transformation is breathing new life into the area and making it an exciting place to be. Some of the important landmarks in the area include the Church of St. Botolph's, the Aldgate Pump, the Bell Foundry, the Whitechapel Gallery, and Toynbee Hall.

Overall, Aldgate is a fantastic place to call home, with a unique combination of history, culture, and modern amenities. 


Aldgate is well-connected by public transport making it easy to get around the city. There are several London underground stations and bus routes providing residents with multiple options for commuting and travelling.

Aldgate station is served by the Circle, Metropolitan, and Hammersmith & City lines, which provide access to destinations such as Liverpool Street, Moorgate, King's Cross, and Paddington. The Circle and Hammersmith & City lines provide direct connections to other areas of the City of London, such as Bank, Barbican, and Aldwych.

Aldgate East station is on the District and Hammersmith & City lines, which gives access to destinations such as Whitechapel, Stepney Green, and Mile End. The District Line also provides direct connections to other areas of London, such as Westminster, Victoria, and South Kensington.

In addition to the Underground, there are ten different bus routes that pass through Aldgate, providing residents with even more options for getting around the city with destinations such as Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square, and King's Cross.

New developments

In terms of property, the majority of homes in Aldgate are new developments built within the last decade, most of which feature appealing lifestyle amenities such as on-site gyms, spas, screening rooms, and concierge services. This makes the area an attractive and convenient place to live, with all the modern amenities you could want.

Some of the notable new build residential towers in Aldgate include:

  • Aldgate Tower
  • The Heron
  • The Bower
  • The Hermitage
  • The Adelphi

Our Clerkenwell Area Guide, Whitechapel Area Guide and Moorgate Area Guide provide information on other areas to consider as nearby alternatives.

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