Aldgate East Station is on the edge of the financial district of London and also borders the Brick Lane area, which has a vibrant atmosphere. The City is full of glass buildings and wealthy businessmen by day, but empties at night. The Brick Lane area is popular with arty types and cool kids, and has plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs, playing an eclectic mix of music. This means that there is a wide variety of hotels near Aldgate East. A budget option would be the Ibis City London (**), which is a modern hotel with a French bistro. Luxurious accommodation is also available, like the MiNC City Reach serviced apartments (****), which offer all the comforts of home along with the convenience of a hotel. A mid-priced choice would be the City Hotel (***), which has some rooms with kitchens, if you are keen to do some cooking. All of these Algate East hotels are within walking distance of the tube and provide easy access to all the nearby attractions for holidaymakers, and to the City, for those on business trips.
Aldgate East is in Zone 1 and serves the District and Hammersmith & City Lines. It’s in the East End of London. It was first opened in 1884. In the 30’s, the track had to be lowered by 7 feet. The line remained open whilst the trench was dug beneath it, with the track held up on woodwork and wire cables attached to the ceiling. You can still see the eye-bolts that the cables were attached to in the roof of the station today; it’s frightening to think they once held the weight of a train!
Aldgate East is very near Brick Lane, and there have even been calls for the station to be renamed after that famous street. The area has a big Bangladeshi community and Brick Lane is known for its curry houses and bustling Sunday market. You can also visit Petticoat Lane Market, which has more than a thousand stalls spread over 2 streets. Another nearby attraction not to be missed is the Whitechapel Art Gallery. It was founded in 1901 to bring great art to the people of East London, which has historically been the poorer part of the city. The gallery has a huge number of exhibitions and has premiered work by Picasso and Jackson Pollock, amongst others. There is a very unusual building to visit at 19 Princelet Street. In the 18th century it was the home of Huguenot silk weavers, and in the 19th century Jewish people lived there, and built a synagogue in the garden. The building survives in an unrestored, evocative state and tells the story of the waves of different immigrants who have settled in this area of London over the years.
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|4||MiNC City Reach||0.1km|
|4||Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill||0.4km|
|5||Grange Tower Bridge Hotel||0.4km|
|Clarendon Serviced Apartments The Minories||0.4km|
|4||Marlin Apartments Londinium||0.4km|
|4||Marlin Apartments - Aldgate||0.4km|
|3||Sleep Inn City Of London||0.4km|
|3||Comfort Hotel Tower of London||0.5km|
|4||Novotel London Tower Bridge||0.6km|
|4||Clarendon Serviced Apartments Brushfield Street||0.6km|
|5||Grange City Hotel||0.6km|
|4||196 Bishopsgate Apartments||0.6km|
|4||Mint Hotel Tower Of London||0.7km|
|5||Andaz Liverpool Street||0.7km|
|4||London Tower Bridge Apartments||0.7km|
|4||Apex hotel City of London||0.8km|