USS Dominik @ Aldgate East

Aldgate East
Aldgate East

I visited this station on 1.09’2017. Aldgate East station was opened on 6.10’1884. It is in the City of London. It quite lovely station with few exciting elements like a clock below:

The clock at Aldgate East
The clock at Aldgate East

It is one of the older stations on the network. These are interesting facts I found:

  • Station was resited and re-opened on 31.10.1938
  • The station has no surface buildings.

I like tiles that you can see on some stations:

Is Good independent coffee place nearby?



I went to Flock. The place has a great ambience. I ordered a Latte Coffee, and its taste is flavoursome. Staff was friendly and even give a bottle of tap water to everybody as it was a rather warm day.

Is Good pub nearby?  

I went to the Hoop & Grapes which is part of Nicholsons pubs chain. The place looks quite unique because according to their website: “The Great Fire of London in 1666 stopped just 50 yards from The Hoop and Grapes and we were lucky to be one of the few timber-framed buildings to survive from this period“. They serve typical beers with typical “city” prices. Service was good.

If you are around I recommended going to this pub.

Is Good restaurant nearby?

I didn’t look for a good restaurant in this area.

Is interesting places to see or walks nearby?

As Aldgate, this area looks quite dull as it lost its character due to re-development that demolish old buildings and replace them with soulless monsters full of concrete and glass. One of the victims was, for example, a Britain’s oldest manufacturing company cast tower bells that were closed down in 2017.

Walk to Whitechapel where are more interesting places.