The Moorgate offers you the opportunity to be one of the few people who live within The Square Mile, a prestigious part of central London.
The iconic neighbourhood of Moorgate takes its name from one of the original medieval gates of the city – considered to be the most beautiful and grand of its time. Today, Moorgate is a unique part of London and an important slice of English history. It is located within the Bank Conservation Area, known as the commercial heart of the City of London and originally designated as an area of special interest in 2012, due its architectural characteristics and a number of nationally significant, well-known buildings.
The Moorgate neighbourhood features distinctive styles, including Victorian and Edwardian architectural examples ranging from Italianate to distinctive Flemish Gothic. It’s a stunning area to explore on foot. Also within walking distance you’ll find The City, Old Street and vibrant Shoreditch, with their delectable eateries, upmarket bars, traditional pubs and independent shops.
Things to see and do
If you’re looking for the perfect place to sit back and watch the world go by, Finsbury Circus Garden is only a three minute walk from The Moorgate. Finsbury Circus Garden dates back to 1606 and is the oldest public park in London. Admire the walkways, elm trees and flora - not to mention the elegant curved terraces looking over London’s mature plane trees fine Japanese Pagoda tree (the only one in the city). If fauna is more your thing (although there’s no reason you can’t do both) then head over to ZSL London Zoo - the world's oldest scientific zoo. Take the opportunity to say hello to a wide variety of animals from all around the world.
If art is more your thing, Barbican is round the corner from The Moorgate. A world-class arts and learning centre, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Or perhaps traditional culture is more your cup of tea, be surrounded by the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world when visiting London’s West End within a 15 minute tube ride.
Bustling Oxford Street has more than 300 shops, designer outlets and landmark stores: it’s the very heart of London shopping. Oxford Street offers a good range of mid-priced fashion stores alongside some of the city's oldest and most famous shops, Selfridges, John Lewis included.
Places to eat and drink
You won’t be disappointed with the array of food and drink right on your doorstep in the Moorgate neighbourhood. A two minute walk from your apartment you’ll find The Anthologist Bar & Restaurant, a chic open-plan restaurant with a bar and lounge for a classic treat or skinny cocktail.
If you’re feeling adventurous, walk 10 minutes down the road and you’ll find SUSHISAMBA, a Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian sushi bar in cool design setting with 38th-floor Heron Tower views. Featuring the highest outdoor dining terraces in Europe and offering unparalleled, 360 degree views of the capital – this is quite literally the best place in the city for an after-work drink. Two panoramic glass elevators whisk patrons from the ground to the 39th floor, opening up London from inside-out as the lifts climb further and further upwards.
If you’d prefer something a little more low-key, five minutes away from The Moorgate you’ll find The Refinery CityPoint, an instagrammable bar with bags of character. Cosy and contemporary on the inside, it also has a beautiful terrace for relaxing on a summer’s day.
The Moorgate is perfectly placed for business or pleasure with excellent transport links across the capital, you’ll benefit from Crossrail, Moorgate underground and Liverpool Street Stations – and be located within walking distance of The City, Old Street and cosmopolitan Shoreditch.