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:
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.