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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

" My wife and I used Franklyn James to market and sell our property in Bow. We were very impressed with the service we received. Lee and Antony were very responsive, pro-active and diligent throughout. I would have no hesitation recommending the firm. "

Ryan Walker

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Super responsive, very friendly, ultra accommodating, coming in on weekends for multiple viewings and measuring of walls in order to buy furniture. Always on top of it all! "

Rami Jawhar

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" I had a nice experience renting a house with George. Since the first moment of viewing to signing the contract, he made it so easy. I can truly recommend him as an estate agent if you want to rent the property quickly. "

Adam Demkow

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Marks professionalism, dedication and hard work on securing our property was outstanding. His ability to cut right to the important points and get business done efficiently is a great skill that people really need from their agent when looking for a property. The fact we both had the same designer socks on that day secured the deal but not sure how he did that :) Thanks for all your help it has been a pleasure dealing with you. "

Alan Quinn-Byrne

LimehouseAldgate estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Mark has been an excellent agent especially with regards to transitioning from sales to rental. His communication has been prompt, very reachable and always follows through to a good end. I would highly recommend and will continue with his services. "

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