EC3 Area Information
EC3 Area Information
EC3 forms the south-eastern corner of the City of London. This is the hub of the financial and business world within the UK and is therefore an ideal location to rent serviced office space. Residential property is few and far between, with most buildings supporting the growing number of finance led businesses and retail outlets. EC3 benefits from excellent transport links and a strong tourism trade thanks to the historic landmarks housed within the area. EC3 is also well known for itís current landmarks, including iconic architecture such as 30 St Mary Axe, better known as The Gherkin.
In general, the City of London benefits from excellent transport facilities. EC3 is serviced by five major tube lines, including the Metropolitan, Circle, District, Central and Northern Lines, along with the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the Waterloo and City Line. The closest tube stations in and around EC3 are Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Bank and Blackfriars Ė which has recently undergone large scale renovation, making commuting within the area even more convenient for City workers and tourists.
What Kind of Businesses and Companies does EC3 Suit?
EC3 is part of the Financial District and is therefore an ideal place to rent office space for companies within the financial, legal and international relations sectors. Tourism is also an important asset to the area, so business which specialise within the tourism trade may also consider EC3 a great location to rent office space. There are also a number of luxury hotels, which means businesses in the hospitality, food and drink sectors could largely benefit from renting office space in EC3.
As EC3 is a business district, you may find that bars and restaurants are only open during weekdays, as the weekend trade is somewhat diminished. However, if you work in EC3 or are visiting the area, there is still a lot to choose from when it comes to dining out. Osteria del Mercato (13-15 Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1LR) serves up high quality Mediterranean cuisine in a delightfully informal setting which mimics the laid back atmosphere of the Med. An ideal restaurant to wine and dine prospective clients would be Boltonís (Bolton House, 13 Callum Street, EC3M 7JJ) with itís professional atmosphere and authentic Italian menu. If itís Chinese cuisine you crave, head to China Delight (2 Minister Court, EC3R 7PP) which is on the lower end of the budget scale for a City restaurant.
Entertainment and Nightlife
If you fancy going to to a swanky bar after a hard day at the office in EC3, head to Agenda (Minister Court, 3 Mincing Lane, EC3R 7AA), housed within the unusual setting of the postmodern gothic Minister Court. For a spot of live music, head to EC3 Live (Crosswall, EC3N 2JY), a first class blues, rock and jazz venue serving ales, lagers and cocktails.
EC3 is steeped in history and has some great landmarks and popular tourist attractions. The Tower of London (Tower Hill, EC3N 4AB) has almost 1,000 years of Royal history within itís walls and is a great day out for the whole family, with tours and workshops available. Alternatively, if you take a stroll down Lower Thames Street, EC3, you will come across historical landmarks such as, Old Billingsgate Market, Custom House, Plantation Place and Trinity Square Gardens Ė this long walk from London Bridge to Tower Hill is sure to keep you entertained all day long.
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