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Area Overview

The City East part of London encompasses the eastern fringe of the City and parts of Tower Hamlets – Aldgate and St Katharine Docks (E1). Once deemed the outer limits of the City of London, regeneration has led to the commercial market bleed further east.

St Katharine docks is a former dock that is now a mixed-use area of central London, also situated in the Borough of Tower Hamlets. St Katharine’s docks were damaged during WWII, but the area now features housing, hotels, shops, restaurants, and offices after significant redevelopment.

What to do and see

  • tower-of-london

    The Tower of London, a historic Royal Palace and holder of the Crown Jewels is a key tourist destination

  • tower-bridge

    Tower Bridge (often wrongly called London Bridge) is an active drawbridge, to allow access for passing tall boats

  • st-katherins-dock

    St Katharine Docks – mooring for yachts and houseboats now surrounded by shops, retail and offices

  • retail

    Visit some of London’s famous markets, Spitalfields, Whitechapel, or Petticoat Lane

The Workforce

The local area has a rich history associated with the textile and market trades. Whilst some remain, many areas have undergone regeneration increasing the provision of residential space and increased the commercial offering significantly.

A multigenerational local workforce and easy access from other parts of London this area has become increasingly attractive to businesses relocating. It also has a large student population which boosts the labour pool.


  • transport-overground

    Circle & District Line, Central Line, Metropolitan Line, Hammersmith & City Line, DLR

  • st-katherins-dock

    One river stop

  • transport-underground

    Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, London Overground

  • transport-crossrail

    One new Crossrail line station

Employment & Industries

transport-crossrail transport-crossrail

Growth Sectors (GVA) 2015-2019

  • economy-professional-services

    Professional servcies
    - up by 59%

  • economy-health

    - up by 46%

  • economy-government

    - up by 42%

The Office Market

The City East office market is dovetails with neighbouring City Core and North. A redevelopment of former industrial warehouses and regeneration projects of large plots has breathed new life into this part of London.

With further growth expected this part of London will benefit from its mix of residential and commercial space.

Business Districts

  • Aldgate
  • Brick Lane
  • Limehouse
  • Spitalfields
  • St Katharine Docks
  • Shadwell
  • Tower Hill
  • Wapping
  • Whitechapel

Major Employers

  • allen-and-overy
  • aecom
  • amazon
  • ashurst
  • queen-mary-uni

Largest deals in 2020-21

Company Sector Building Size (sq ft)
Queen Mary University Education Dept W, 81 Mile End Road 55,380
The New College of Humanities Education 58 St Katharines 38,744
Little Dot Studios Media Trumans Brewery 23,500
Investigo Professional 1-10 Bishops Square 19,813
Four Communications Media 2-4 Whitechapel Road 17,149
Dynata Global Professional 58 St Katharines 12,239

Mid sized deals in 2020-21

Company Sector Building Size (sq ft)
Xinhua News Agency Media 6 Thomas More Square 7,681
PRI Association Government 25 Camperdown Street 7,234
Good Care Group Health 120 Leman Street 6,069
Matter of Form Media 168 Shoreditch High Street 5,872
The Secretary of State Government 120 Leman Street 5,815

Prime Office rents

Aldgate | St Katharine Docks £60.00 £42.50

Flexible Office rents

Aldgate | St Katharine Docks £400 - £750

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Duke's Place, Aldgate, City Core, London, EC3

Price from £525 per workstation/month

This space offers superb views across the beautiful new landscaped gardens of Aldgate. With coffee shops,...
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Lower Thames Street, City Core, London EC3

Price from £300 per workstation/month

Although having an EC3 postcode and ideally placed to serve the City, this location is...
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