Prepare to be Charmed by East London

Last updated Jan 03, 2024

When it comes to choosing the perfect base for your next London adventure, look no further than dynamic, central, eclectic, historic Aldgate. Offering a unique blend of historic charm and modern vibrancy, Aldgate is an ideal place to stay for business and leisure travellers alike. From beautiful old Victorian and Georgian facades to the modern skyscrapers that define London's skyline, Aldgate provides a rich and exciting backdrop for your stay. Immerse yourself in the vibrant street life, explore hidden alleys, and discover a neighbourhood that effortlessly blends heritage and tradition with contemporary flair. 

We’ve curated a shortlist of some of the top spots to visit within striking distance of our Aldgate aparthotel, from trendy Shoreditch to the colourful Colombia Road flower market, iconic Brick Lane and bustling Spitalfields Market. 

Shoreditch - Hipster Haven 

Just a stone's throw from Aldgate lies the trendy neighbourhood of Shoreditch. Famous for its street art, independent boutiques, and innovative street food scene, Shoreditch is a must-visit for those seeking a taste of London's creative and edgy side. There are street art guides for art lovers to explore on their own steam - you might even see an original Banksy or two! If the food scene is more your thing, explore Boxpark, a collection of train cars transformed into independent eateries with an enticing array of cuisines to choose from. From quirky cafes to underground galleries, Shoreditch is a haven for those who appreciate the avant-garde. And the best part? It’s just a 20-minute stroll from our Aldgate aparthotel. 

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Colombia Road Flower Market - Floral Paradise 

The enchanting Colombia Road Flower Market is less than half an hour’s walk from our Wilde Aparthotels, Aldgate. Every Sunday, this colourful market bursts to life with the fragrant aromas of fresh blooms, plants and bouquets sold by local independent vendors and florists. Stroll through the market, admire the vibrant array of flowers, and perhaps find the perfect bouquet to brighten up your day. The market's lively atmosphere and picturesque surroundings make it a delightful escape from London’s hustle and bustle. 

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Spitalfields Market – The Treasure Trove 

Spitalfields Market is a treasure trove of the unique, blending history, culture, and creativity. After just a 15-minute stroll from our Aldgate aparthotel, you’ll be able to wander through the charming covered market halls and discover an eclectic mix of independent boutiques, artisanal crafts, and vintage finds. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as street performers entertain and local vendors showcase their wares. Indulge in a culinary adventure at the diverse food stalls, offering a delightful array of international cuisines. Whether you're seeking one-of-a-kind souvenirs, a taste of London's culinary scene, or simply the joy of strolling through a lively market, Spitalfields is the perfect destination. 

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Brick Lane - Culture and Cuisine 

No visit to East London is complete without exploring the world-famous Brick Lane, and as it’s just a 15-minute wander away from Wilde Aparthotels, Aldgate, it couldn’t be easier to make a pitstop here. This iconic street is a melting pot of cultures, offering a diverse range of art galleries, vintage shops, and, of course, some of the best curry houses in the city. Whether you're a foodie, art enthusiast, or simply seeking a unique shopping experience, Brick Lane has something for everyone. 

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Tower of London – UNESCO Heritage  

If you fancy taking a walk in the other direction, in just 20 minutes you’ll find yourself at the iconic Tower Bridge. The Tower of London and Tower Bridge stand as timeless symbols of London’s rich history and architectural grandeur. The area is a treasure trove of historical landmarks, charming cobbled streets, and picturesque riverside promenades. Visitors can delve into the past at the Tower Bridge Exhibition, walk along the medieval walls, and marvel at the panoramic vistas from the Tower Bridge Glass Walkway. With a blend of history, architecture, and scenic beauty, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge area is an absolute must-visit for anyone seeking a captivating and enriching experience in the heart of London. 

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Wilde Aparthotels, Aldgate, is the perfect spot to rest your weary feet after exploring all this fantastic area has to offer. With apartments that sleep up to 4 people, it’s perfect for solo travellers, business trips or groups. Offering all the comforts from home but with fresher sheets, you’re sure to love all the little luxuries and finer details of Wilde. 

Adventure awaits! 


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