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A locals' guide to EC2R

"When walking across stunning Millennium Bridge, it always makes me feel like a tourist in my own city."

Thomas Holmes

"I love the buzz of the City at dusk and the stunning architecture along the cityscape. It really makes me excited to live in London."

Tim Standing

"It is awe inspiring when you stop and think of all the history and events that have occurred right where you are standing beside The Golden Hind..."

James Glen

What is your favourite place?

Where do EC2R locals go?

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!!

St Paul's Cathedral

One of London's most famous landmarks with a beautiful, ornate interior and regular tours.

Sports Bar & Grill, Farringdon

Every sport on multiple wide screens and great burgers. The champagne cocktails are to die for!

The Barbican Exhibition Centre

A quirky but intimate spot for live plays and music events. Home of London Symphony Orchestra!

The Royal Exchange

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

The Breakfast Club

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

The Grill on the Market

Steak, cocktails and very good fajitas... If you're a member you can even get 50% of food and 2-4-1 drinks!

Ozone Coffee Roasters

Proper coffee in warehouse-style surroundings and food too, served from breakfast through to dinner.

Sushi Samba

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

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!

Golden Hinde II

Is there anything more English than Morris dancing in front of Sir Francis Drake's galleon!?

The Clink Prison Museum

Set on the site of one of England's oldest prisons, this museum is a great day out for all the family!

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Whilst there have been many new entries into the London burger market, GBK remains a firm favourite. The Don burger is a thing of beauty!

Spitalfields Market

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

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of City, Barbican, Aldgate, Spitalfields, Shoreditch, Clerkenwell, Southwark, Borough, Hoxton and Whitechapel

Why do you find EC2R a great place to live?

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"At the time of their completion in the 1970s, the tower blocks in the Barbican estate were the tallest apartment buildings in Europe."

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Child-friendly activities near EC2R

Gymnastics

Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Gymnastics is one of the most popular junior activities; spaces are in demand as this activity helps children develop physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and balance. Our classes and sessions are a great balance of structured learning and relaxed enjoyment, based around the British Gymnastic Association award scheme. Sessions run: Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 (5 - 7years) Saturday 11:00 - 12:00 (8 - 12 years) Website

Mini Moles babies group

Museum of London Shop
Learn, play and explore together. Website

Little Moles toddlers group

Museum of London Shop
This is a fun session for children who are walking-5 years and their carers and involves hands-on creative activities, exploring the galleries, songs, stories and refreshments. Website

Short Tennis

Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Our popular Junior Tennis sessions are based on the Spanish system called "Street tennis" and are run by qualified LTA coaches. This runs at Golden Lane Sport and Fitness for ages 5-8 years. Tennis helps develop speed, leg strength, body coordination, agility and balance at a physical level as well as discipline, sportsmanship and competition at a mental level. Website

Water Babies

Golden Lane Campus
Aims to give you and your baby the confidence in water and will take your baby all the way from their first splashes in the pool to swimming all by themselves. Website

Rhythm for Life EC1 Music Project

Argos
Music, multi-media, arts, crafts, sports, dance, advice, information and support including further education and employment opportunities.
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