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Aldgate

At the junction of the City and London's vibrant East End nightlife

"Just off Bishopsgate, Middlesex Street leads to charming alleyways that are lined with pubs and shops."

Josh Walsh

"Old Spitalfields Market is the perfect place to pick up a gift or dine in beautiful Victorian-designed surroundings."

Andrew Moores

"The combination of historic and modern excites me..to the East is the delights of Brick Lane and to the West is the City...all based around Spitalfields cobbled market, where it seems you can buy anything..."

Andrew Phillips

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Where do Aldgate locals go?

Galvin La Chapelle

This Michelin-starred French restaurant is perfect for a special occasion. Impressive food in an even more impressive setting within a beautiful converted church.

The Breakfast Club

Fantastic breakfast dishes served throughout the day, but be warned, it gets very busy at the weekend, so expect to queue.

Spitalfields Market

Great places to eat, loads of quirky gift ideas and a venue for all kinds of events, including a pop-up hotel.

The Culpeper

A great brunch menu on a Saturday and the service is excellent. The full English and the anchovy butter is a nice touch.

Sushi Samba

Busy but buzzing and the cocktails are amazing. If you want to try sushi for the first time, no better place. Delicious!

Bishopsgate Kitchen

Great food in a glass-walled Benugo restaurant that has a varied menu made using local produce. It is just a short walk from London Liverpool Street and Spitalfields Market.

Duck & Waffle

This restaurant in The Heron is a great way to start the day and there's not a bad view either... Breakfast is a must!!

The Royal Exchange

A great place to pick up jewellery for a loved one while having lunch or afternoon tea.

St Katharine Docks

Independent restaurants for dinner after a quick drink at The Dickens Inn or take a twilight stroll alongside the yachts.

The Folly

The Folly at Monument is like a Secret Garden! Perfect for weekend brunches, lazy lunches or catch ups after work - whatever the occasion, the Folly can do it!

Finsbury Avenue Square Market

Every other Tuesday there is a wonderful artisan market with everything from cheese and wine stalls, haggis toasties and Japanese food, to the more standard but delicious cakes, cookies and doughnuts!

The SkyLounge

At the top of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel near Tower Bridge, this sophisticated bar has amazing views!

Dark Sugars

Pure heaven for chocolate lovers! Handmade chocolates in a vast variety of flavours.

Cereal Killer Café

Much talked about, this place epitomises all that is trendy in the Shoreditch area!

Efes

The best Turkish food for an excellent price.

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"Rumoured to be the oldest pub in the City, the Hoop and Grapes is still equipped with its "listening tube" that enables people in the cellar to eavesdrop on conversations in the bar. Probably used by the landlord in the time of Cromwell to listen out for any conspiracies that were being plotted!"

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  1. About Aldgate

    Aldgate was the eastern most gateway through London Wall leading from the City of London to Whitechapel and the east end of London. Aldgate gives its name to a ward of the City. This is bounded by White Kennet Street in the north and Crutched Friars in the south, taking in Leadenhall and Fenchurch Streets, which remain principal thoroughfares through the City of London, each splitting from the fifty-metre street named Aldgate that connects to Aldgate High Street. The area around the large traffic roundabout to the East of where the gate stood, is also often referred to as Aldgate (although strictly, this is Aldgate High Street, and extends a short distance into Whitechapel, it is also known occasionally by the epithet 'Gardiners' Corner', in honour of a long disappeared department store). The nearest London Underground station is Aldgate on the Circle and Metropolitan Lines.

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