Apartment - 4* contemporary
196 Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, EC2M 4NRShow on map
"Opposite Liverpool Street Station in the heart of the city" 196 Bishopsgate is ideally located in the heart of the Financial City of London close to numerous shops, restaurants, and cafes at the nearby... Read More »
5 star urban cool deluxe hotel
40 Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QNShow on map
"This exclusive Liverpool Street hotel prides itself on its levels of service" A luxurious 5-Star hotel, Andaz Liverpool Street is the perfect place to stay if you are in London for business or pleasure. The... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
5 Threadneedle Street, Bank, EC2R 8AYShow on map
Threadneedles Hotel is extremely well located in the City of London and also central for transport. The closest station to Threadneedles Hotel is Bank, 0.2 miles away, which serves the Docklands Light Railway... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
7 - 9 Copthall Avenue, Moorgate, EC2R7NJShow on map
In a superb City of London location, Apex London Wall Hotel is central for transport connections. Moorgate is the closest London station (0.2 miles away) and serves the following Underground Lines: Circle,... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
5 Commercial Street, Aldgate, E1 6BFShow on map
"convenient if you are doing business in the City of London" Ibis London City hotel is a modern, economy London hotel that is convenient if you are doing business in the City of London or Docklands as well as... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
7 Gracechurch Street, Monument, EC3V 0DRShow on map
Club Quarters Gracechurch Hotel is in between the most famous buildings in the City of London. Lloyd’s of London, The Royal Exchange and Merchant Taylors' Hall are 0.2 miles away, The Bank of England and... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
142 Minories, Aldgate, EC3N 1LSShow on map
"a breath of fresh air" Hotel Indigo Tower Hill is a stylish, modern, 4-star hotel in the Aldgate area of East London, in the Square Mile, the most historic part of London and part of London's bustling... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
12 Osborn Street, Algate East, Aldgate, E1 6TEShow on map
"Affordable budget accommodation in the City of London" The City Hotel is in East London, close to the City, it is ideal for travellers and holiday makers who want a budget hotel with easy access to... Read More »
4 star classic boutique hotel
130-135 Minories, Aldgate, EC3N 1NUShow on map
Located in the heart of the City of London at 130-135 Minories (EC3N 1NU), there's a very good chance this small financial district hotel is only steps from that crucial boardroom meeting you had to come to... Read More »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
52 Chiswell Street, Barbican, EC1Y 4SDShow on map
Montcalm City Hotel London is 0.3 miles from the Barbican Centre – Europe’s largest arts centre and home to the London Symphony Orchestra as well as housing theatres, art galleries, cinemas,... Read More »
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One of twenty-five wards in the City of London, the ward of Bishopsgate covers the area from Worship Street in the north to London Wall in the south. "Bishopsgate" refers to an ancient road extending north from Gracechurch Street to Norton Folgate and derives its name from its being one of the original seven gates in London Wall. In the 1700s the gate was used to display the heads of criminals on spikes. However, by 1760 the actual gate was destroyed without ever being replaced. In more recent times, the financial services industry has taken up residence in much of Bishopgate's office spaces, including obsolete railway stations. The remnants of the original Roman-era Bishopsgate today form part of the A10.
The hotels in the Bishopsgate area are geared towards the business traveller and are almost all of 4 or 5 star category. The most famous is perhaps the Andaz Hotel which was converted for use from the original Great Eastern Railway Station. This 5 star hotel offers 267 executive class bedrooms. Also in the same area are the 196 Bishopsgate Apartments which offer serviced accommodation with stays from just one night.
Whilst these hotels are expensive during weekdays, you can quite often get a weekend deal as the business travellers desert the City.
Towering over Bishopsgate (and indeed cutting an impressive profile on the whole of London's skyline) is the thirty-five storey Broadgate Tower, which along with the adjoining thirteen storey 201 Bishopsgate, overlooks an open public plaza. The two buildings together constitute Broadgate development, which includes the ever-bustling Liverpool Street Station and accounts for approximately half of the ward. A number of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés for any and all tastes and budgets may be found round the development.
Although the working population in Bishopsgate numbers in the tens of thousands and 300,000 commuters pass through here daily, there are less than fifty full time residents. Originally, Bishopsgate was home to a number of inns, accommodating passengers setting out on the Old North Road. Although these inns survived the Great Fire of London, none exist today except in name as some modern pubs, such as the White Hart, have assumed the names of these historic inns. Today, Bishopsgate and the general area round Liverpool Street Station still host a variety accommodation options, from mid-range bargains to luxury upscale hotels like Andaz London. There are plenty of dining and drinking options as well including an assortment of pubs and virtually every type of restaurant imaginable.
Well within easy walking distance of Bishopsgate is the newly renovated Spitatfields Market, featuring several vendors selling everything from antiques and vintage vinyl to cutting edge fashion, handicrafts and new art. The market is also home to a number of restaurants with even more surrounding the market. Whether interested in a traditional English breakfast (try the S&M Café) or "global burgers" giraffe, you'll be sure to find a suitable dining option. A bit farther, but still easily accessed on foot, are Brick Lane (world renown for its curry houses and for being East London's cultural heart) and the hip 'n' happening areas of Hoxton, Shoreditch and Old Street.
Be it expeditions into London's East End or business in the City (or perhaps both!), Bishopsgate is an excellent area from which to conduct one's London activities.