The Aldgate area of London is heavily dominated by the insurance industry and is often referred to as the gateway to the financial district that is Canary Wharf. It's a neighbourhood that is dwarfed by modern buildings and tall glass office blocks with futuristic design. However, don't be fooled into thinking that that's all this area has to offer! It is in fact steeped in history and if you walk around some of the cobbled streets and look up, you will see a rich tapestry of old and new. Edwardian and Victorian buildings standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the most cutting-edge architecture anywhere in London! Aldgate is also fantastic for shopping and the High Street has a range of well-known eateries and traditional pubs. If you are looking to take in some sights, there are some great attractions nearby. The most notable being the Tower of London but you'll also find The Gherkin, Spitalfields Market and the Walkie Talkie building, which is home to the Sky Garden, and has some stunning panoramic views of the city. You can also book on to one of the chilling Jack the Ripper tours which begins just outside Aldgate East tube station! If your planning on staying in the area, check out our variety of hotels and BnB's that are nearby.