Local Insight & Information
Moorgate is an area rich in history which started out as a postern gate within the Wall of London having grown today into a thriving centre for business right in The City; office space varies from very modern structures to elegant period buildings but both are equally stunning. Some of the City’s best hotels and restaurants can be found within this locality and there is plenty of spectacular architecture as well as plenty to learn from visiting some of the historical sites around this locality. Unlike many other parts of The City Moorgate even has some beautiful parkland and greenery, creating a wonderful destination for both work and pleasure alike.
Used to accommodating many business men and women, this area of London is very different throughout the week than over the weekend and many businesses here even shut down from Saturday to Sunday. The Telegraph is one such place used to catering for those who occupy the many surrounding offices and this wonderful pub is definitely worth the visit for those working in the area. The menu changes on a day to day basis to satisfy its regular customers and the produce is all freshly cooked and handmade for the freshest taste; with dishes from around the world including British, Pan-Asian and European recipes there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. Being closed on weekends the pub even offers itself as a free venue to hire for weekend events and a The Telegraph will even supply your party with a champagne, cocktail and canapé reception upon request; if required they can also extend their bar licence to 1:30am.
Similarly equipped to accommodate The City’s business life is the South Place Hotel. This luxury five star hotel is in a prime location and aims to blend comfort with technology allowing guests to finish that presentation within the relief of their room or to wake up early and prepare for the busy day ahead. Design features throughout the hotel from the individual rooms to the event spaces, spa, gym, bars, Michelin-starred rooftop seafood restaurant as well as terraces and dens have all be carefully considered with luxurious materials, elegant colour pallets as well unique textures from room to room.
Key Transport Links
The City is a highly developed part of London designed to cope with the vast and every moving world of business and hence transport in the area is frequent and very convenient. Moorgate Station is only a two minute walk away and Bank is only six minutes on foot from the centre of this locality. Liverpool Street Station provides links to the Circle, Central, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines as well as bus, Overground and rail services including, Greater Anglia, TfL Rail and c2c, meaning travelling around London and the wider country from this location is as hassle free as possible.
More on Location
The Guildhall Yard is a stunning piece of architecture within the city which encompasses the entrances to both the Guildhall Art Gallery and the church of St Lawrence Jewry. It is also home to a lunch food market and open air film screen on occasions. In its early days when the Roman’s frequented this site, it was the largest amphitheatre in Britannia and remains from the original building are still observable today within the basement of the Guildhall Art Gallery. A journey in to the Guildhall is a journey of over 800 years; from witnessing the Gothic elements of the grand hall to viewing the largest surviving medieval crypts in all of London, a trip here is certainly memorable. This magnificent location even offers seven differing event spaces for a unique and truly memorable occasion right in the thick of the City.
Life in this area of London is very fast paced and it is easy to ignore everything surrounding you other than the four walls of your own office whilst working here. The City Centre is a place which allows you to slow down and explore for an hour, gaining an understanding of the culture, businesses, the surrounding spaces, the way it is run as well as what the future holds for this privileged part of the country. The building features a high tech interactive model of the City’s current and proposed future environments as well as allowing visitors to learn all about the square mile and its 800 year history from the architecture to the important people who helped shaped it in to what it is today.