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Few residential addresses offer such easy access to London’s most exciting districts. In a prime spot where the historic City of London meets fashionable Shoreditch and Old Street, One Crown Place embodies the best of urban living, with fast connections to the rest of the capital and beyond. 

THE ADDRESS

The City

The City

These are exciting times for London’s most historic district. Joining the traditional ‘establishment’ are cool new bars and dining concepts, boutique fitness studios and pop-ups, inspiring a new mood, where creativity rubs shoulders with commerce. This new chapter for the City ensures that, as well as being the world’s financial centre, it’s now also a place where people come to relax and have fun.

A WANDER THROUGH THE CITY


Broadgate Circle

Tucked behind Liverpool Street Station, just across the street from One Crown Place, Broadgate Circle is the perfect spot to while away a lunch hour or evening. Lined with buzzy restaurants and independent food trucks, its amphitheatre-like space also doubles up as an entertainment venue, playing host to outdoor events during the summer months, and an ice rink during the festive season. 

Broadgate Circle

Bank

Think of the City, and it’s likely that Bank, with its wealth of grand buildings is what springs to mind. But scratch the surface and there’s plenty of pleasure – as well as business – to be had. A former trading hall, The Royal Exchange is where money now changes hands for a different reason. This is the home of the City’s luxury shopping, with fine jewellery, fashion, quirky coffee-cocktail bars and food all under one roof. 

Bank

Bishopsgate

A wide, bustling thoroughfare linking Shoreditch and the City, Bishopsgate’s myriad side streets is where wanderers will really find the action. On St. Mary Axe, hip cycling studio 1Rebel attracts crowds with its healthy shakes and pumping playlist; descend the stairs of Swingers to discover a retro-style crazy golf club course, streetfood and cocktails. Or head up the 40 floors of the commanding Salesforce Tower at 110 Bishopsgate to Duck & Waffle, a 24-hour restaurant with panoramic views across London. 

Bishopsgate

Barbican Centre

Designed in the 1950s, the Barbican remains of Britain’s most prominent examples of Brutalist architecture. Originally conceived to be a community where social housing and culture existed side by side, today the Barbican Centre is one of the capital’s leading arts venues, drawing visitors as much for its theatre and exhibitions as its striking architectural style and tranquil public spaces. 

Barbican Centre

Castle Court & St Michael’s Alley

Wander just a few steps from Bishopsgate and find yourself in an almost Dickensian version of London. In these winding, narrow streets, old-fashioned shop fronts are lined with independent stores offering everything from fine wine to bespoke tailoring and – of course – an authentic British inn, while close by is the historic Leadenhall Market. 

Castle Court & St Michael’s Alley

Finsbury Circus

Venture into the leafy expanse of Finsbury Circus and discover a quintessentially English scene in the heart of the City. Nestled between an oval of fine Georgian townhouses, this tranquil public park has a bowling green, bandstand, fountains and peaceful atmosphere, seemingly miles away from the hum of nearby Moorgate. Make like a local office worker and enjoy a long, al fresco lunchbreak under the trees.

Finsbury Circus

Old Street

Old Street

Something of a contradiction, this ancient artery linking east and west is now a byword for all that’s fresh and ground-breaking in East London’s influential tech scene. Global tech company HQs have brought a buzzing social scene to the streets whose gallery spaces, studios and bars originally made Old Street a draw for creatives and start-ups.

THE TECH WORLD OF OLD STREET


Old Street Roundabout

You can almost hear the entrepreneurial buzz radiate from this East London landmark. ‘Silicon roundabout’, as it’s been dubbed, is now becoming a destination in its own right. Old Street Station, the gateway to East London’s most exciting destinations and which lies beneath the roundabout, now showcases startup pop-ups and streetfood vendors – a characteristically creative way to nurture the next generation of local businesses. 

Old Street Roundabout

Leonard Street

Slicing through the backstreets of Shoreditch, a short-cut between Old Street and Great Eastern Street, Leonard Street makes for an interesting diversion. Here you’ll find a combination of design studios and galleries, coffee roasters and bars, long-established antique traders and startup incubators – a mix that captures perfectly the tech and creative scenes of the neighbourhood.

Leonard Street

Shoreditch

Shoreditch

Once up-and-coming, now undoubtedly a destination that’s here to stay, the edge that put Shoreditch on the map now comes with a dash of glamour and gloss. Wander through its myriad of streets, amongst former warehouses and you’ll find an irresistible mix of smart Michelin-starred restaurants and independent designer boutiques, artists’ studios and cool under-the-radar bars.

LONDON'S CREATIVE HEART


The Design Triangle

Celebrating local creatives and designers based in the area, the Shoreditch Design Triangle seeks to capture the pioneering spirit of the area and foster ambition by bringing its native talent together for London Design Festival. The ‘triangle’ itself, created by connecting Great Eastern Street, Old Street and Shoreditch High Street, is home to hundreds of creatives and designers, making it one of the festival’s most exciting districts.

The Design Triangle

Redchurch Street

It’s little wonder Redchurch Street was voted one of the UK’s coolest streets back in 2012. Crammed into just a couple of hundred metres is a shopping, foodie and design lovers’ paradise. Every few feet offers an enticing pit stop, with tiny galleries, independent interior stores, edgy fashion labels, cool cafés and restaurants. There’s even a boutique hotel, with a rooftop bar overlooking the City’s iconic buildings.

Redchurch Street

Spitalfields Market

The perfect example of old and new existing side by side in East London, Spitalfields Market combines what remains of the Victorian covered market with a gleaming glass structure added in the 2000s. Inside the market you’ll still find stalls selling handmade and local goods, now joined by an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and stores from independent and well-known brands.

Spitalfields Market

Getting around

From One Crown Place’s prime location, navigating London’s most exciting neighbourhoods couldn’t be simpler. Just a few minutes from Liverpool Street Station, and with Shoreditch and Old Street a short walk away, there’s plenty to explore in the local area. The rest of London, from the West End to Canary Wharf, is within a Tube journey, plus there are quick connections to all London’s airports. What’s more, with Crossrail services scheduled to begin at Liverpool Street Station in 2018, travelling both east and west will be even faster and more efficient.

Walking

Liverpool Street

3 MINUTES

Walking

Old Street

8 MINUTES

Walking

Shoreditch High Street

12 MINUTES

Walking

Liverpool Street

3 MINUTES

Walking

Moorgate

5 MINUTES

Walking

Old Street

8 MINUTES

Walking

Shoreditch High Street

12 MINUTES

Walking

Barbican Centre

12 MINUTES

Walking

Bank

13 MINUTES

Crossrail

Tottenham Court Road

4 MINUTES

Crossrail

Canary Wharf

6 MINUTES

Underground

London Bridge

7 MINUTES

Underground

Waterloo

7 MINUTES

Underground

King’s Cross St Pancras

8 MINUTES

Crossrail

Stratford

8 MINUTES

Crossrail

Paddington

10 MINUTES

Underground

Victoria

14 MINUTES

Crossrail

Heathrow Airport

35 MINUTES

Underground     Train

Gatwick Airport

40 MINUTES

Train

Stansted Airport

45 MINUTES

Underground     Train

Luton Airport

50 MINUTES

Travel times are taken from citymapper.com, crossrail.co.uk and Google Maps. Tube and train times are from Liverpool Street Station.