Located in the Borough of Tower Hamlets, Aldgate is an area of East London that is considered by many to be the gateway to the financial districts of Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street. Subsequently, Aldgate has transformed in recent years to become a largely residential area filled with professionals.
Much like neighbouring Shoreditch, Aldgate embodies the architectural aesthetics that define London’s East End, combining historical Victorian era properties with contemporary buildings. Aldgate contains both symbols of the past- the Bevis Marks Synagogue is the oldest in the United Kingdom- and signs of contemporaneity- The Gherkin is located in Aldgate. Although East London was the canvas of melancholy stories in the Victorian era, considerable redevelopment has rendered the area as one of the most desirable places to live in London.
Aldgate is well connected to the city. With Liverpool Street Station a short walk away, all of London is easily accessible.