< View all area guides

Area guide

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

Our local office

Limehouse Limehouse

Contact our Limehouse office if you are looking to buy or sell in this area.

Limehouse office contact details >


View Aldgate properties on map >

View on map

Schools
Bars
Transport

Hospitals
Restaurants
Shops

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Great service, kind and fast responder. Glad to have done businesses with him! He helped us going beyond his duties. "

LuisDecember, 2017

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Recently sold our flat through Frankly James. Had a very positive experience and found them to be exceptionally professional throughout.

We had four different agents give us valuations - which differed hugely between high and low. Antony provided our valuation on behalf of Franklyn James and impressed not just with accuracy and justification of his assessment but also with the amount of homework he'd done - including pulling out the previous particulars from when we bought it, something which the agency which actually sold it to us had not.

After a further discussion we agreed on a price at which we would market and a level which we were aiming for. Throughout the process we were kept well informed of viewings and given good feedback. It didn't take long to get an offer which we were happy to accept though, as were agreed within two weeks.

David and Antony did a good job of nudging the sale along as the lawyers were doing their work and ensuring any sticking points got dealt with promptly, meaning we exchanged a mere 6 weeks after the offer was accepted - pretty quick for a leasehold property.

Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to sell in the area. "

Rob McLeodNovember, 2017

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" A very good Estate Agent. Found David to be professional throughout the buying process, sticks to his words and happy to resolve issues when needed. David is also easy to reach and always contactable. Would recommend David to friends, colleagues etc. "

JNovember, 2017

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" I found David to be one of the best agents that I have used. He was always contactable and responded quickly to any questions without the need to be chased. He was also very helpful and patient with me while I decided on a property. Would certainly recommend David and use him again. "

TerryNovember, 2017

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