At the northern end of The City of London Liverpool Street is one of the busiest part of Europe's largest financial district and has seen significant redevelopment that have changed the skyline and provided an abundance of office space.

The appeal

  • Easy location for commuters coming from outside London
  • Underground provides quick access to just about anywhere in London
  • In the heart of Europe's financial capital
  • Proximity to trendy Shoreditch
  • A wealth of upmarket, business orientated bars and restaurants

About Liverpool Street

Liverpool Street Station is the transport hub for East London and forms part of the wider area of The City of London. Built in 1874 as a replacement for Bishopsgate, the station now sees over 65 million people passing through it every year, so it's easy to understand why it has attracted all the big names in finance and the wider services sector.

Over the years Liverpool Street has changed enormously and now is a fantastic fusion of Victorian era buildings merged with ultra modern high rises that make up the impressive London skyline. These newer buildings such as Tower 42, The Gherkin and the Salesforce Tower (formerly Heron Tower) have significantly increased the amount of office space available in what is an extremely sought after area, but not significantly enough to make renting space any cheaper.

As a result the area is packed full of premium office providers and with the advent of the Crossrail project, it's hard to see either the demand dropping or prices wavering. Liverpool Street station is one of the best connected stations in London sitting on 4 tube lines (Hammersmith & City, Central, Metropolitan and Circle), the overground and national rail, which goes a long way to explaining why it is one of the 4 stations on the original Monopoly board. The Crossrail project that effectively joins up Moorgate station with Liverpool Street station, will only add to its fame and its connectivity by offering a direct route to Heathrow airport in under 50 minutes.

Liverpool Street has also spurred on the growth of its northerly neighbours Shoreditch and Old Street that saw in influx of startups and creatives throughout the late nineties and early noughties, which led to the formation of Tech City and Silicon Roundabout - one of Europes largest startup scenes. This in turn led to the regeneration of Shoreditch, now considered one of London's trendiest area with bars, cafes and restaurants on every corner.

That's not to say that Liverpool Street hasn't got much to offer in this respect though...

Entertainment

It's fair to say that Liverpool Street's entertainment is aimed squarely at the business side of things. Walk around the area on the weekend and you'll notice a distinct lack of atmosphere in comparison to the hustle and bustle you'd see on the weekend.

That being said, if you're looking for a bar for afterwork drinks, need a fancy restaurant to entertain clients in or simply want spectacular views across London then you don't need to go any further than Liverpool Street. Just pop up to one of the bars or restaurants at the top of the high rises and you'll either find a restaurant with a view or at the very least a cocktail bar to quench your thirst.

If you're wanting something a little more low key, then pop over to Spitafield Market where gourmet food trucks and business friendly restaurants will take care of your every need. Or if you just want a quiet place to relax and eat your lunch we'd recommend Finsbury Circus Garden - London's oldest public park -  which is a short walk to the west of the station.

Finally if you can't find what you're looking for in Liverpool Street itself, then we'd recommend heading north to Shoreditch, which has something for just about anyone.

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