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.
- Total buildings in area: 276
- Largest unit available: 30,478 sq ft
- Total available: 66
- Most listings available on: 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)
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- 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:
- Instant offices: 15
- CBRE: 5
- Avison Young: 3
- Workpad: 3
- Bluebook: 2
- Colliers international: 2
- GN2: 2
- Gale Priggen & Company: 2
- Gerald Eve: 2
- Knight Frank: 2
- Savills: 2
- WeWork: 2
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Big offices and co-working space in area:
- 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.