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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

" In one word "Perfection". Dovile's services were second to none.
From day one she was happy to help with any query of ours. She was literally always there throughout the whole renting process. Not only did she contributed for the whole process to run as smooth as possible but also she always had a smile on her face which is vital for customer satisfaction.

Cheers Dovile!!! "

George/EleniApril, 2018

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We previously had our property with another agent for some time, and failed to find the right tennants. We moved to Franklyn James and Dovile immediately had viewings happening, she gave us great (timely) feedback and within a couple of weeks we had tenants moving in. This is our first time renting out a property so Dovile was able to help and advise on what needed to happen and when. Dovile was excellent from start to finish and working with Franklyn James has been very easy indeed. I would definitely recommend them, and especially Dovile. "

MikeApril, 2018

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Dovile has been very helpful and happy to answer any questions. The service I received is professional and efficient. Highly recommend! "

LilyApril, 2018

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Kylie and I cannot thank you enough for the level of service, help and support you have given us over the last 6 months. I really can't begin to say how much we appreciate yours and Antony's help. It was so nice to have an agent we could connect with on a personal level as well as a business one. Wishing you and your family all the best for the future. "

JakeFebruary, 2018

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David has provided great support throughout the whole process of selling our flat from the outset with his understanding of the local area and market conditions through to coordination with all parties at each stage and keeping us fully informed. I would certainly recommend David and Anthony at Franklyn James to anyone seeking a thoroughly professional and supportive service. "

LimehouseFebruary, 2018

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Dovile was Excellent.
Booked a viewing with her towards the end of December, she made every effort to work around my busy work schedule, unlike other estate agents she actually turned up and was knowledgeable about the property she was showing. She would pick up calls after hours and during her day off to answer any question I had.
She made this whole process very enjoyable and by end of January I had moved into my new flat. "

Miss JohnsonJanuary, 2018

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David has been amazing and completely professional in our first property purchase. We wanted to see the property a number of times before deciding and he has been so accommodating. David is/was very easy to reach and always contactable for any questions throughout the whole process. David is probably the most patient and down to earth estate agent I've met - Thank you David! I would recommend to anyone. "

RachelleJanuary, 2018

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David found the buyer for my property, successfully identifying someone who could proceed quickly with the sale. Throughout the process David was helpful, professional and always replied swiftly to queries, keeping in daily contact. He helped to ensure a smooth sale throughout and was the key link to ensuring that solicitors on both sides spoke with each other and all outstanding issues could be resolved. He relayed messages between the buyer and myself on a regular basis to keep processes moving on the sale and keep me reassured throughout. I was really pleased with the services David provided and would highly recommend this agent. "

Ms DeenJanuary, 2018

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Tristan was awesome. He understood our needs quickly and showed us four properties - all of which we were very happy with. Once, we had chosen a place, Tristan completed the discussions with the landlord over the weekend so that we could quickly go ahead with the next steps in the process. Overall, we had a great experience with Tristan and Franklyn James and would recommend him strongly! "

VijayJanuary, 2018

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Dovile had immediately understood our expectations.
We found our perfect flat after 2 visits in the same day.
Very professional but also friendly, we highly recommend Dovile. "

Audrey and SeanJanuary, 2018