Living in Aldgate East
The Aldgate area links central London with the East of the city and the established business district Canary Wharf, making the short commute time an attractive proposition for many city workers. Aldgate takes its name from the main gate used to enter the City of London from the East which was built in 1052, Aldgate has always been a key part to the city connecting the centre with the East of the city.
Living in Aldgate is also attractive for those looking for culture and the vibrancy of the city, as it is within walking distance you have fashionable Shoreditch, Old Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane, popular for their innovative art scene and hosting world-leading exhibitions, the culinary delights from around the world and trendy independent stores. Aldgate benefits from the locality of these destinations and is drawing from the success story of trendy Shoreditch and its progressive regeneration plans.
Aldgate’s Rich Heritage and Culture
Aldgate and its surrounding areas are architecturally diverse, with a number of listed warehouses and Victorian mansions, amongst a mixture of large modern apartment developments and high rise offices. The area also benefits from being rich in history as it has become synonymous with the legend of Jack the Ripper and nearby Pudding Lane, where the Great Fire of London started, so there are many tours that take part in this part of the city. It is also near to All Hallows Church, the oldest church in London built in 675AD.
Living in Aldgate provides easy access to East London which is world renowned as a cultural hub with examples like White Chapel Gallery featuring a number of ground breaking artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo and Mark Rothko. The Wilton Music Hall is also classed as the world’s oldest music venue. So it is no surprise that the area has become a dynamic arts and design scene with Vogue voting East London as one of the trendiest places in the World.
As the area is growing in popularity we are seeing more innovative businesses locating to Aldgate, alongside a new diverse community enjoying inner city living. All these benefits make Aldgate a great place to live, work and visit. Goldman’s Fields is a landmark development in this area, capturing a lot of the footfall to the city with its exciting new urban space focused on a community feel.
The opening of Goodman’s Fields seven, acre award winning, development with its exciting new offering of contemporary restaurants, bars, cafes, supermarkets, gyms, medical centre, cinema and escape rooms has generated a focal point in the area. The development transformed an old postal sorting office into a new vibrant urban oasis. Aldgate’s prime central location in Zone 1 makes this destination highly accessible and it acts as an extension to one of the Easts hippest social hubs bustling with locals and tourists alike.
With a focus on community, Goodman’s Fields offers one thousand new homes and you can relax in over 2.3 acres of landscaped gardens at the Main Piazza, Four Seasons Garden and recently opened Chaucer Gardens, which has hosted a variety of family focused events. Goodman’s Fields is redefining living in Aldgate.
With fitness and wellbeing becoming key to Londoners lifestyle, Goodman’s Fields offers many sporting activities with two new gyms Crossfit and 12 x 3 Boxing. Within the wider area there are multiple gymnasiums, rock-climbing, rowing, running clubs, yoga and much more.