Open Space and Recreation – Living in Aldgate East
Aldgate East is a fascinating area of London that is often overlooked. It’s a busy and developing commercial district and sits next to the financial hub of the City. It is one of London’s most historic areas filled with cutting-edge architecture and famous landmarks. Whether you’re looking for entertainment or culture, this fast developing area will put you right into the heart of everything that London has to offer.
Situated within Aldgate East, you can also find a perfect entertainment and recreational space called Goodman’s Fields. This open space has a lot to offer – from urban green space to enjoy the outdoors, to a wide range of restaurants, cafes, bars and activities. So if you’re in the area, be sure to check it out!
Living in Aldgate East
Aldgate East seamlessly links central London with the eastern part of the city, including the business district of Canary Wharf. For those living in the area, this makes the short commute to many of London’s busiest areas an attractive feature of life in Aldgate East.
The area is also filled with plenty of culture, located within walking distance of many hotspots of the city, including Shoreditch, Old Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane. All of which are hugely popular for their standing in the art scene, regularly hosting art exhibitions.
Within East London, you will also find many other cultural landmarks such as the White Chapel Gallery. This famous gallery features work from some of the world’s greatest artists including groundbreaking artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo and Mark Rothko.
Aldgate East Green Spaces
Aldgate East features large open spaces with plenty of trees, flowers, and recreational facilities to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a break from the city or a place to get some work done, then the area is a great choice. You can find multiple parks and gardens at Goodman’s Fields, including Four Seasons Garden, the Chaucer Gardens and the main Piazza where you will find the stunning Goodman’s Fields Horses.
Four Seasons Garden can be found located just off the Stable Walk. This quaint little garden is filled with beautiful greenery, tasteful seating and various water features so that you can enjoy a relaxing break away from the busy city life.
The Chaucer Gardens is also located within Goodman’s Fields, situated on Gower’s Walk. This stretch of gardens contains plenty of areas to sit and enjoy the local surroundings as well as the food that Goodman’s fields has to offer.
With an overall focus on community, there are over 2.3 acres of landscaped gardens for you to enjoy at Goodman’s Fields.
Our entertainment destination
With a variety of bars, restaurants and cafes, it’s a great place to enjoy the British summer weather. Whether you’re a runner, a cyclist, a park-goer, or a dog-owner, Goodman’s Fields is a great destination for everyone. For those living in Aldgate East, it’s also an ideal place to meet up with friends – the open space is always open to residents, workers and visitors alike.
Plus, the open space makes it a hot spot for the local office workers to get a break from the city. The grass is always kept very clean, so you can take your children there with ease. Whether you’re looking for a night out or a place to relax, Goodman’s Fields is the place to go this summer!
Take out options at Goodman’s Fields
Looking for a quick bite to eat or a perfect picnic on the grass? We have you covered! There are plenty of restaurants at Goodman’s Fields that also offer tasty take out options. The Pastry Parlour has a huge range of freshly baked pastries, tasty sandwiches and gourmet roasted coffees.
Our newest eatery, Dan Dan Noodle creates authentic Sichuan Dishes and offers a diverse takeout menu full of meat, fish or vegetarian options to suit everyone’s taste. Every meal is perfectly cooked by expert chefs who specialise in creating handmade noodles.
For food packed with nutrition and bursting with flavour, our local Pilpel is the perfect place for a falafel. Choose from a range of vegetarian options including houmous and falafel pittas, this fast serving restaurant is the place to try if you are looking for a healthy meal to take away.
At Goodman’s Fields, there are two pizza restaurants available that both offer delicious pizzas to take away and enjoy in the local outdoor spaces. Pizza Union specialises in creating Italian favourites on thin and crispy bases. Each pizza can be tailored with a range of toppings so that you can tailor every order to your taste.
Zia Lucia offers pizzas made from a variety of Italian slow fermented doughs, including their Vegetable Charcoal dough for a striking look and exotic flavour. Each pizza is cooked in their hand crafted oven, where you can watch the chefs prepare your order right in front of your eyes.
Come and try Goodman’s Fields today!
Just a short walk away from Aldgate East Station, the award winning destination is easily accessible for both tourists and locals alike. For those interested in parking, you can find multiple car parks scattered around Aldgate East, located a 2 to 3 minutes drive away.
The entire Aldgate East area has many beautiful open spaces that are perfect for a summer picnic or a day of relaxation. Goodman’s Fields is a popular entertainment destination with a variety of delicious restaurants, cafes and bars to suit everyone’s taste. The area is easily accessible via public transport, so make sure to check it out this summer!