IN ADDITION TO THE HISTORY OF THE LONDON DOCKS AND THE TOWER OF LONDON, ALDGATE IS AWASH WITH CULTURE.
As well as being within walking distance of many of The City’s iconic institutions, at the heart of East London’s world-renowned cultural quarter, The Ordnance Building puts an array of cultural stalwarts at close quarter. The Whitechapel Gallery is the jewel in the crown of the area’s art scene. Founded in 1901, this internationally renowned space is arguably the seed from which East London grew to be one of the world’s most exciting creative districts. A host of other galleries, showcasing the next generation of talent are found in the area, with the likes of Stolenspace and The Brick Lane Gallery focused on underground and urban art. Your walls have no excuse to be bare.
Aldgate is also home to Wilton’s Music Hall. Set in a Grade II listed building, it’s the world’s oldest surviving music hall and is still producing a distinctive programme of entertainment – a tradition started in the mid 1800s. What’s more, stroll over Tower Bridge and you’ll be at the start of the Southbank and all it has to offer. From the Tate Modern and Globe Theatre to the Royal Festival Hall and National Theatre, as well as affording some stunning views of London, this riverside promenade is packed with cultural nourishment.
Wilton’s Music Hall. 3mins walk | 0.1 miles from The Ordnance Building. Source: walkit.com. ©Hélène Binet
Live at the heart of East London's world-renowned cultural quarter