What's the buzz in Aldgate?Wednesday 26 February 2014 by Jo Redman
There is a pulse and vibe coming out the London neighbourhood of Aldgate – balanced between the city of London and the East End – it’s the new place to live, stay and work.
With over 340,000 people working in the Square Mile (a city within a city) - is it any wonder that the demand for office and living space is spilling over into Aldgate, a very short walk and even shorter run if you are pushed for time.
Good job then – that SACO has recently increased the number of apartments on offer in this locality. Funky studios, contemporary one beds and big spacious two bedroom apartments are on offer spread across three locations. There will be an apartment that works for you and lets you live like one of these new cool locals, a few nights, a week and month – what do you need, give them a call. You will never stay in a hotel again.
When the day’s work is done, the opportunities to hang out, relax, explore and simply live are eclectic, bohemian and edgy. The hip and happening neighbourhoods of Shoreditch, Hoxton and Whitechapel are on your doorstep – stacked with forward thinking boutiques, vintage boho, experimental galleries and some of the coolest bars and restaurants this side of New York.
There is a market for everyday of the week – from the microcosm of cultures that make up Brick Lane to the bargains you can grab on Petticoat Lane through to the vintage and bespoke on offer at Old Spitalfields. Go on shop till you drop – you’ll never need to cross the doors of a soulless supermarket chain again, but if you want to - no worries – the main stream brands are making their way into these neighbourhoods as well.
Hipsters, bankers and locals are all hanging out together – and do you know what it works – agreed it’s not for the slipper loving ‘burbs brigade looking for off street parking and a privet at the end of their drive. But if you want to be one of the new in crowd and have that smug “I was here first, told-you-so look” about you – then get yourself into the zone before it becomes gentrified and the in crowd have moved onto the next new neighb’.
Aldgate – your heard it here first!
Jo Redman joined SACO in 2004 after 11 years in the travel and telecommunications industry leading teams of people to deliver sales results with a strong emphasis on providing exceptional customer service. In recent years Jo has provided the strategic direction and management to take the company’s marketing capability and SACO brand forward, with a strong emphasis on bringing the brand to life through SACO teams and people. Jo is also an Engage for Success (EFS) Ambassador. EFS is a movement committed to the idea that there is a better way to work, a better way to enable personal growth, organisational growth and ultimately growth for Britain by releasing more of the capability and potential of people at work. ”It’s all about the people” – could be Jo’s mantraRead more articles by Jo Redman