29 January 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: Aldgate - London

Commercial properties to rent in Aldgate

In 2013 excavation works in the Aldgate area uncovered one of the rarest Roman artefacts ever found in London, the ‘Minories Eagle’ it was confirmation that the modern, buzzing streets you see today are steeped in centuries of history. Nestled on the edge of the ancient City of London, Aldgate has always been a major hub of business, trade and human traffic, and today it is thriving as a centre for professional industries and financial activity. Just take a walk around the streets of Aldgate and look up. The buildings are a rich tapestry of old and new: a melee of Edwardian and Victorian buildings standing shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the most cutting-edge, modern architecture anywhere in London. Its reputation as the home of the insurance industry still stands. But with the rise of serviced offices and co-working sites in the area, Aldgate is also attracting a new generation of digital industries and professionals with new ways of working. Also home to an abundance of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars and a wealth of transport connections, Aldgate is one of the hottest spots in central London.

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  • Total buildings in area: 877
  • Largest unit available: 45,809 sq ft
  • Total available: 211
  • Most listings available on: Commercial Street



Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East, Liverpool Street (Tube and Overground),Tower Hill, Trains: Liverpool Street , Fenchurch Street

Buses: Numerous bus routes through Aldgate High Street including: Route 115 to East Ham, 205 to Paddington, 67 to Wood Green, 100 to Elephant & Castle via Blackfriars, and 40 to Dulwich

Airports: City Airport (30 minutes from Aldgate Station), Gatwick Airport (50 minutes from Aldgate Underground via Victoria Station) and Heathrow Airport (1 hour from Aldgate Underground)

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Retail properties to let in Aldwych 

Agents with most listings in area:


Iconic buildings on Realla


6 Lloyd's Avenue

The Gherkin

25 Great St Helen's

33 Eastcheap

Wool + Tailor


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Serviced offices to let in Aldwych

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  • One of the rarest Roman artefacts ever uncovered in London, the The Minories Eagle, was unearthed in Aldgate during excavation works in 2013
  • Aldgate East Tube station is built on top of an ancient plague pit
  • Canterbury Tales author Geoffrey Chaucer lived in the Aldgate area between 1374 and 1386, during which time he wrote a number of his most famous poems
  • Aldgate is home to the UK’s oldest synagogue, the Bevis Marks Synagogue, founded in 1699

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