Liverpool Street sits comfortably on the cusp of two very different areas of London. To the south and the west is the City, a region dominated by monolithic buildings and institutions, it is the centre of London and the UK’s economy and is filled with impossibly grand, imposing banks where important financial things happen. Just a couple of blocks to the east of Liverpool Street is Shoreditch and Brick Lane. Shoreditch is a creative, exciting and ramshackle area, as is Brick Lane, which was once the centre of London’s asian community, and is now a hive of curry houses, markets and art galleries. Offering easy access to the Thames as well as Central London, Liverpool Street hotels are a great place to experience a few different sides of London culture. Brick Lane and Old Spitalfields Market in particular are both worth a visit, and make good places to shop for presents.
The closest Liverpool Street hotel is the Andaz, an elegant five star hotel housed in a beautiful Victoria redbrick with its own spa. Alternatively, the Threadneedles Hotel is a boutique establishment whose intimate feel belies its location in a Victorian banking hall. Residual aspects of the building’s past life have been turned to the hotel’s advantage, as can be seen in the high ceilings, marble floors and nineteenth century stained-glass dome. If you’re travelling on a budget, a sensible alternative to all this finery is the two star Ibis City Hotel, an informal and relaxed modern hotel with good standards of upkeep and a French bistro.
Liverpool Street station is the third busiest in London, sending national rail trains to Liverpool, Norwich, Cambridge and Stansted Airport. The tube station is also very busy, servicing the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines between Moorgate and Aldgate. It also lies on the Central Line between Bank and Bethnal Green.
Liverpool Street Station, sometimes called London Liverpool Street, is a major transport centre in the north-eastern corner of the City of London, England. The station is made up of a railway station, which is the southern terminus of the Great Eastern Main Line. The station altogether is one of the busiest in London, serving around 123 million passengers, which actually makes it the third busiest in London after Waterloo and Victoria. The station has exits to very busy areas, including Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street and the Broadgate development.
The tube station itself is the fifth busiest on the network, and was first opened around 1875. It is situated on four lines, between Bank and Bethnal Green on the Central Line, between Moorgate and Aldgate on the Circle Line, between Moorgate and Aldgate East on the Hammersmith & City Line, and finally between Moorgate and Aldgate on the Metropolitan Line. Liverpool Street tube station is in Travelcard Zone 1.
The area around Liverpool Street is a bustling, busy area, with much to see and do. As aforementioned, the station exits out on to Bishopsgate and Broadgate, with access to all the amenities there.
However, close to the station itself is the famous Barbican Theatre and Art Gallery. This is part of the larger Barbican arts complex, which first opened in 1982. The Barbican is now one of the most visited places in the area, and puts on all sorts of exhibitions and shows throughout the year which are well worth seeing.
Whilst on the subject of culture, it is worth mentioning that the Geffrye Museum is also close to Liverpool Street. Named after the former Lord Mayor Sir Robert Geffrye, it houses collections of textiles, furniture and other decorative arts, as well as housing a popular restaurant.
Finally, it has to be noted that market lovers will not be disappointed in this area. Close by are many markets, including Brick Lane, Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane. All of these sell many different things, and wandering around these is a great way to wile away a few hours.
Due to Liverpool Street tube station's location, there is an almost surfeit of dining options available to you, regardless of what you might want. Of particular note is The Gaucho Grill, a restaurant serving, rather uniquely, Argentinean cuisine, and also The Catch and Champagne Bar, which serves up excellent seafood.
As it ever is in London, this area too has a large selection of nightspots and pubs to socialise in. The brilliantly named Shooting Star pub is a nice place to stop off in, and bars such as Grapeshots and The Wall are also great places to head off to for a drink.
Those looking for truly late night entertainment in this area will be looking more toward nightclubs, and there are some here. Random, which plays electro and house, has a roof terrace which would be brilliant in those summer months, and Public Life, which plays all sorts depending on the night, are two nightclubs of note close to Liverpool Street station.
As always, this is just an overview, and there are many other drinking and dining options near to the station.
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