11 February 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: Aldwych - London

Check out office to rent in Aldwych

The distinctive crescent shape of Aldwych, the road which gives the area its name, is instantly recognisable on any map of London, and well known to anyone who has visited the centre of the capital. The area is a remarkable crossroads between London’s compass points: the City to the east, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus to the west, and Holborn, Clerkenwell and St Pancras directly to the north.

This important meeting place of flows and streams of people is buzzing and teeming night and day. In the evening, theatre-goers, revellers and diners pour into the area. By day thousands of office workers mingle and jostle for space with the tourists, and make a very nice trade for the many nearby cafes, restaurants, shops and meeting-places that can be found in this compact but vivacious part of London.

Facts check


  • Total buildings in area: 276
  • Largest unit available: 30,478 sq ft
  • Total available: 66
  • Most listings available on: Kingsway

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77 Kingsway


Tube: Holborn, Covent Garden, Temple, Chancery Lane and Charing Cross Tube stations are all within a short walk of the area.

Trains: Charing Cross (13 mins walk), Farringdon (18 mins walk), Euston (26 mins), Kings Cross St Pancras Eurostar (31 min walk)

Airports: Heathrow (57 minutes from Holborn Station), Gatwick (59 minutes Blackfriars Station via Temple Underground), City (37 minutes Bank DLR via Holborn Tube)

Offices to let

Melbourne House

Retail units to let


Food places around - top picks



The Delaunay


Pig & Goose at The George

The Savoy Grill

Adore REMO

Côte Bistro


More food places here

The Savoy Grill

Perfect meeting places


Somerset House

SOHO Coffee

Cafe Murrano

One Aldwych Hotel

The Waldorf Hilton Hotel

Kings Venues - Bush House

More meeting spaces here

Cafe Murrano



  • 20 Gyms in the area
  • 2 Post offices in Aldwych
  • Over 18 Banks including Metro, Barclays, Lloyds and HSBC
  • Home to King's College, Somerset House

Agents with most listings in area:


Iconic buildings on Realla


12 Henrietta Street

Eldon Chambers, Falcon Court

41-44 Great Queen Street

Savoy Hill House

Aldwych House

Aldwych House

Big offices and co-working space in area:


Nearby offices:

146 Strand

95 Aldwych

6 Kean St

95 Aldwych

Nearby Coworking:

5 Chancery Lane

WorkPad: Tavistock Street

Instant Offices: The Strand

The Strand



  • During the Blitz of WWII part of the Piccadilly Line running underneath Aldwych was closed off and the empty tunnel space used to store treasures from the British Museum.
  • Aldwych’s St Clement Danes church is said to be the church referenced in the nursey rhyme Oranges and Lemons and plays the same melody heard in the rhyme.
  • The iconic crescent shape of the street after which the area gets its name is home to two of the most famous theatres of the West End: the Aldwych and the Novello.
  • One of the levels of the video game Tomb Raider 3 is set in the now abandoned Aldwych Underground station.

Neighbouring locations



Covent Garden


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