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Aldgate

Leaving the East End, the DLR and the docks behind, Aldgate is an introduction to the architecture of the City and some of the best-known London landmarks.

Estate Agents Aldgate & letting agents Aldgate, E1

At Franklyn James we believe in no half measures, we are transparent in how we do business, committed to achieving your goals, and we take pride in every element of our work. If you’re thinking of selling, letting, or using property management across the Aldgate area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.

The gateway to Canary Wharf’s financial district, Aldgate is brimming with energy, as there is so much on offer. It is home to the Baltic Exchange, whose history spans over 250 years, and the origins of which can be traced back to a coffee house that was a meeting place for sea captains and merchants.

Today, the Exchange is the world’s leading source of independent maritime market data. A purpose-built exchange at 30 St Mary Axe was used from 1903, but sadly in 1992 a terrorist bomb badly damaged the building, including one of its key features, the memorial dome. Standing in its place today is the city’s iconic ‘Gherkin’, and the Exchange is now situated at 38 St Mary Axe. The Gherkin is not the only architectural highlight of the area, as dynamic new developments of luxury apartments, commercial spaces and offices decorate the skyline. If you’re looking for something with more character, you can also find gorgeous Georgian houses and spacious converted warehouses.

Fulfilling your lifestyle aspirations …

Aldgate is a fantastic location if you like shopping, as the two adjacent streets Wentworth and Middlesex are home to world famous fashion and clothing stalls. Petticoat Lane Market may only be open on a Sunday, but you can find almost anything there, so it’s well worth making a special trip.

Another renowned market in the area is London’s oldest, Spitalfields, offering art, interiors, cutting edge fashion and also a wide range of foods.

There are a number of galleries in the area, including one of the finest in East London – Whitechapel Art Gallery. For over a century it has premiered world-class and contemporary artists such as Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko, Sophie Calle and Thomas Struth. StolenSpace is a gallery packed with urban art from artists with a background in street and graffiti art. The Hoop and Grapes in Aldgate was one of the few timber-framed buildings to survive The Great Fire of London in 1666. This traditional pub serves a range of real ales and delicious pub food.

Getting around

As you would expect, Aldgate is extremely well connected, with a number of Underground stations in close proximity. Aldgate is on the Circle Line, and Aldgate East is served by the District and Hammersmith & City Lines. Many bus routes also pass through Aldgate, including the 15, 25, 67, 115, 135, 254, N15, N205 and N550.

Families will love

Drop into, or rather climb up to, the Sky Garden on Fenchurch Street. Book a free visit to London’s highest public garden and enjoy the tropical landscaped gardens, open air terrace and fabulous 360 degree views across the City of London. You could even follow this up with a meal at the on-site Fenchurch Restaurant or Darwin Brasserie.

There are many good schools within easy reach of Aldgate, including the following; Blue Gate Fields Junior School, Bygrove Primary School, Canary Wharf College, Manorfield Primary School, Smithy Street Primary School, St Paul’s Whitechapel Church of England Primary School, Mulberry School for Girls, Sir John Cass’s Foundation and Red Coat Church of England Secondary School and Swanlea School. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents Aldgate.

Local amenities around Aldgate

  • Darwin Brasserie
  • The Hoop and Grapes pub
  • The Gherkin
  • Petticoat Lane Market
  • Spitalfields Market
  • Leadenhall Market
  • Whitechapel Gallery
  • StolenSpace

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LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David is just fantastic, very proactive and responsive. We took a bit of time deciding on the property and asked to see it several times. David was always very accomodating and happy to schedule the viewings for us at the most suitable time. During the buying process everything was just perfect. We never had to chase. We both highly reccommend David and will use his help again. "

AlonaOctober, 2017

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" The team at Franklyn James has been very professional and proactive. Lee was particularly helpful and always responded very promptly whenever we had any queries, which made our lives less stressful! A very satisfying experience overall in renting our flat. "

IonianOctober, 2017

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Friendly and professional team at Limehouse. Lee, Tristan and Gary Provided information promptly and addressed any queries swiftly. Would recommend. "

D JohnsonOctober, 2017

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Lee is really professional with quick response from beginning to the end and frequently provides advice wholeheartedly. I appreciate his assistance and the renting experience with his assistance is impressive and unforgettable. "

LSeptember, 2017

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We had an amazing experience with Franklyn James, and especially with Tristan and Gary, who supported us from the flat searching to the handover of the keys to our new flat.
Tristan was amazingly helpful with us, we had tons of questions about our prospective flat and he patiently answered all of our queries. He also followed our referencing process closely, so that this went through as quickly as possible. We couldn't have had a better experience!
Gary helped us through the signing of the contract and handover of the keys and we couldn't be more satisfied with the service we received.
We would definitely recommend Franklyn James to all prospective tenants, they are a extremely helpful, professional, caring and super efficient. "

LIndaSeptember, 2017

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Franklyn James did an excellent job letting out my flat in Limehouse. I had previously used Foxtons but I feel their standard have dropped recently and think this is likely because they do not have an office which focuses exclusively on the Limehouse area. Franklyn James do and it shows as they really seem to understand the area and the value proposition of my property.

It is also worth noting that the level of service they provide is very high, both from the Sales team but also Property Management and Accounts Management. Swift and accurate responses at all times. "

BenSeptember, 2017

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We were glad we made the enquiry to Franklyn James and was passed directly to Tristan.
Tristan is the epiphany of professionalism and courtesy.
He was happy to hear our requirements, discuss our options and make valuable proposals. He had never refused to revert and respond to even the most difficult of questions, almost seven days a weeks! He is an asset to the Organisation.
I highly recommend Tristan and indeed Frankly James! "

JC & SYSeptember, 2017

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David provided an excellent service from viewing to completion on our recent purchase of a flat in Bow. David was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions thoroughly. He also went out of his way to be useful and we are very grateful for his help. "

MarcusSeptember, 2017

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" From the outset David has been a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend David for his professionalism and dedication to providing the best possible service for his clients. "

LOAugust, 2017

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" I would like to express a note of thanks for Lee Alter. I am very pleased with all the work he has done. I highly recommend working with Lee, as he always answers emails on time, offers the best possible solutions, very kind and lovely person (which is very important quality for the time of job he does), knows well what is going on the market, very professional and has advanced knowledge in the time of work he does. Many thanks! "

Natalia KalenovaJuly, 2017