The earliest description of Moorgate is as a postern (city gate or door) in the London City wall. The gate was rebuilt several times, and was even damaged in the Great Fire of London, before eventually being demolished in 1761. As evidenced by the name, Moorgate opened onto the moors, and the Moorfields were one of the last areas of open land in the City, before they were developed in 1777 and turned into what is now Finsbury Circus. Moorgate was the birthplace of poet John Keats, and the original Swan and Hoop is now named the John Keats at Moorgate in his honour. Moorgate is now a bustling business area and there are a number of large commercial developments here, including the striking Moor House which opened in 2005. A 43-storey skyscraper is currently being developed and will be a landmark addition to the London skyline, even taller than CityPoint.
Setting up your business here
Moorgate is part of Londonís sprawling financial district, meaning that the majority of businesses based here are part of the financial and banking industries. There are a number of major financial institutions and banks based here, including the Bank of England, and branches of Lloyds and Barclays Banks are also present. The London Metropolitan University is also situated at Moorgate, and offers a wide and varied workforce for any business based here, on top of excellent transport links making the area easily accessible from almost anywhere in the City.
A typical office in Moorgate
Here is an example of a typical office in this area:
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Things to do in Moorgate
There is plenty of do in Moorgate, both day and night. The Bank of England Museum is a fine example of the history of banking, displaying everything from ancient gold bars to modern day coins. The Barbican Curve Gallery can be a fun afternoon activity, situated in the Barbican Centre nearby and offering excellent photography, art and design exhibitions throughout the year. The Barbican Theatre provides evening entertainment, with a range of shows on offer from experimental theatre to cabaret, and almost everything in between. For post-work food and drinks, The Globe is a popular bar for gathering all day long, offering a reasonably priced menu and a casual atmosphere. There are three bars and various themed evenings on offer as well. For relaxed business lunches the City Boot is a very popular destination, and has a traditional ambience and menu that should appeal to any professional.
- Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Central, District, Waterloo & City
- Mainline stations: Moorgate, Liverpool Street, Bank
- Nearest motorways: M1
- Nearest airports: Heathrow, London City
- Other: Buses and taxis