Will you love Royal Exchange? Our local guide

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The Royal Exchange in London was founded in the 16th century by the merchant Sir Thomas Gresham on the suggestion of his factor Richard Clough to act as a centre of commerce for the City of London. The site was provided by the City of London Corporation and the Worshipful Company of Mercers, who still jointly own the freehold. The original foundation was ceremonially opened by Queen Elizabeth I who granted it its “royal” title. The current neoclassical building has a trapezoidal floor plan and is flanked by Cornhill and Threadneedle Street, which converge at Bank junction in the heart of the city. It lies in the Ward of Cornhill. “

Some great things about Royal Exchange

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Royal Exchange has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Royal Exchange.

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Out of all the other services in Royal Exchange, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Royal Exchange.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Gyms to stay in shape in Royal Exchange

Working from home means more gym time for many. With chains like EasyGym and PureGym, it’s easy to stay fit in Royal Exchange.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
London Bridge Hotel 8-18 London Bridge Street, London 4.3 912
PureGym London Wall 48 London Wall, London 4.3 316
Nuffield Health City Fitness & Wellbeing Gym 4 Cousin Lane, London 4.3 127
Virgin Active 5 Old Broad Street, London 4.3 128
Virgin Active One Exchange Place, London 4.3 121
Gymbox Bank 71 Lombard Street, London 4.3 463
Fitness First PLATFORM 17-18, UNIT 12 Liverpool Street, London 4.3 180
Fierce Grace Hot Yoga – City (Light Centre) The Light Centre Monument, 36 Saint Mary at Hill, London 4.3 70
Fitness First Cottons Centre, Tooley Street, London 4.3 588
Fitness First 95 Queen Victoria Street, London 4.3 202
City Athletic Moorgate 7-11 Moorgate, London 4.3 119
Virgin Active 200 Aldersgate Street, London 4.3 514
Inglorious Grapplers Eight Members Club, 1 Dysart Street, London 4.3 34
Pret A Manger 47-49 Tooley Street, London 4.3 210
Fight City Gym – Moorgate Lower Ground, 15 Worship Street, London 4.3 100
Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre 13-15 Blomfield Street, London 4.3 4
Pregnancy & Postnatal treatment | Mummy’s Physio & Osteo Monument 36 Saint Mary at Hill, London 4.3 12
Square Mile Fitness Basildon House, 7-11 Moorgate, London 4.3 20
The Pilates Klinik 16 Devonshire Row, London 4.3 47
ElevateLDN Ground floor, 38 Lombard Street, London 4.3 34

In Royal Exchange, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Royal Exchange offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Postman’s Park King Edward Street, London 4.6 1142
St Dunstan in the East Church Garden Saint Dunstan’s Hill, London 4.7 6069
St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace Venue 78 Bishopsgate, London 4.7 228
Duke Of Wellington 12 Toynbee Street, London 4.3 412
Whittington Gardens London 4.3 95
Girdlers Gardens 1 Basinghall Avenue, London 5 2
Cleary Garden Queen Victoria Street, London 4.4 99
Sky Garden 1, Sky Garden Walk, London 4.6 57235
St Pancras Church Garden Pancras Lane, London 4.6 9
Coleman Street Garden Basinghall Avenue, London 5 1
St Mary Staining Oat Lane, London 4.5 4
Festival Gardens Saint Paul’s Churchyard, London 4.6 183
Carter Lane Gardens Saint Paul’s Churchyard, London 4.4 101
HAC Grounds The Honourable Artillery Company, City Road, London 4.8 65
Barbican Conservatory Silk Street, London 4.6 708
Finsbury Square Garden Bar Finsbury Square, London 4.3 1042
Saint Botolph-without-Bishopsgate Gardens Bishopsgate, London 4.5 117
Amvico 6-8 Bonhill Street, London 5 6
Saint Mary Aldermanbury Garden Love Lane, London 4.4 83
Bazar Chain 27 Throgmorton Street, London N/A N/A

Restaurants

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Royal Exchange, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Novotel London Tower Bridge 10 Pepys Street, London 4.3 2245
The Chamberlain Hotel, Tower Bridge 132-135 Minories, London 4.3 1256
Premier Inn London Southwark (Bankside) hotel 34 Bankside, Park Street, London 4.3 497
London Bridge Hotel 8-18 London Bridge Street, London 4.3 912
Goodman City 11 Old Jewry, London 4.3 1259
Bangalore Express City 3-6 Gracechurch Street, London 4.3 2952
1 Lombard Street Bar & Restaurant Bank 1 Lombard Street, London 4.3 1014
Gaucho City 1 Bell Inn Yard, London 4.3 848
Le Relais de Venise l’Entrecôte 5 Throgmorton Street, London 4.3 1806
The Folly 41 Gracechurch Street, London 4.3 4554
Hawksmoor Guildhall 10 Basinghall Street, London 4.3 2561
Simpson’s Tavern 38 1/2 Cornhill, London 4.3 344
SUSHISAMBA London Heron Tower, Bishopsgate, London 4.3 8789
The Anthologist 58 Gresham Street, London 4.3 1723
Duck & Waffle 110 Bishopsgate, London 4.3 10929
Mint Leaf London Bank, 12 Angel Court, London 4.3 865
The Counting House, EC3 50 Cornhill, London 4.3 2133
Madison Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London 4.3 8885
The Breakfast Club Spitalfields 12-16 Artillery Lane, London 4.3 4462
The Jugged Hare 49 Chiswell Street, London 4.3 2061

Public houses of Royal Exchange

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Royal Exchange. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Royal Exchange.

Pub name Name Address Description
Crosse Keys 7-12 Gracechurch Street City of London EC3V 0DR A Grand Wetherspoon free house that opened in June 1999 in the former Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. A larger than normal range of beers is served with up to 18 Guest Ales and Ciders displayed on a plasma screen. This large palatial Wetherspoon pub is Mecca for real ale drinkers, with the normal Wetherspoon’s Beer and Cider festivals also look out for their own special festivals. There are 18 handpumps around the bar, look at the screens above the bar showing: the pump number and beer available. This large pub is split into different sections: the large main entrance and slightly smaller area to the right, two smaller seated areas either side of the bar. There are three function rooms available.
Ship 11 Talbot Court City of London EC3V 0BP On the site of the Talbot which was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. The single bar is split into two by the staff entrance; both have a bank of hand pumps and fonts. Above are glass panels, above and to the rear are mirrored panels. The interior gives the feeling of a bygone era of a gin palace. Extensive selection of food on the menu.
Swan Ship Tavern Passage City of London EC3V 1LY Former Whitbread pub that became a Fuller’s pub in 1993. Larger bar upstairs that can be used as a function room.
Cock & Woolpack 6 Finch Lane London EC3V 3NA Behind the Royal Exchange in one of the City’s many age-old small alleyways, between Cornhill and Threadneedle Street, this inn was originally built in 1803 but now dates from the late-19th century and was once owned by Bass, owned by Shepherd Neame since 2002. There is one small long narrow bar on the ground floor, now entirely wood-panelled and sparkling with many mirrors. The toilets are downstairs. At lunchtime and early evening it can be filled to overflowing with local workers. It was just the Woolpack, and has been renamed in the last couple of decades.
Jamaica Wine House St Michaels Alley – Cornhill London EC3V 9DS Guest beer changes every six weeks. Two bars with real ale on the ground floor only. Old business centre for the Jamaica trade. The original building was burnt down in the Great Fire of London. The pub is part of a red brick and sandstone block rebuilt in 1885 to designs by architect Banister Fletcher (don’t fall for the ‘Built 1652’ notices!). Free House acquired by Shepherd Neame in April 2009.
Lamb Tavern 10-12 Leadenhall Market London EC3V 1LR There was a 14th century noble’s house here with (unusual for the time) a lead roof, hence Leadenhall. Rebuilt as a market after the fire in 1666. The wrought-iron market you see today was as rebuilt again in 1881, modelled on the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle in Milano. The present pub dates from 1780 and was rebuilt with the rest in 1881. Ex-Bass Charrington, then a free house, until Young’s bought it in 1985. Grade II* Listed building, like the rest of the market, in maroon and off-white with columns, gilt trims, frosted windows and the Corporation of London shield. Ceramic tiled mural by the entrance featuring Wren looking at the plans for the Monument. On four levels: the ground floor is quite small and standing-only; a small gallery added in the mid-1980s; a top floor for lunches; and a basement bar called Old Tom’s (with the same real ales but a slightly more eclectic range of lagers, e.g. Camden, Meantime, Urquell). The ground floor has dark wood panelling,! engraved glass, marble columns, wrought iron spiral staircase to gallery, standing room. On the top floor are lots of pictures including portraits of 19th century Young & Co directors. Old Tom’s bar in the basement, opened in 2011, is accessed from a separate door, with original cream & green glazed tiling (dating from when this was the toilets!).
New Moon 88 Gracechurch Street London EC3V 0DN Split level pub with Lounge/dining area downstairs. Now Greene King, ex-Whitbread via Laurel. Has seasonal beers.
Old Toms Bar 10-12 Leadenhall Market London EC3V 1LR Tiny bar under the Lamb Tavern and in the same management, in florid late Victorian Ledenhall Market. The name (see painted legend) is from a gander which escaped slaughter and became a familiar local figure. The brick vaults and utilitarian clean and green tiles lend credence to the belief that this may be the very place of slaughter before display of poultry in butchers shops above. Painted glass shows former use as a bar. Available for hire.
Pitcher & Piano 28 Cornhill London EC3V 3ND Once the home of the Scottish Widows. Now the only one of this chain left in central London. Features include high ceilings, wooden floorboards, a basement bar and a boardroom.

Museums & Galleries in the area

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Royal Exchange below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Museum of London 150 London Wall, London 4.6 15338
The Golden Hinde St Mary Overie’s Dock, Cathedral Street, London 4.3 1267
The Clink Prison Museum 1 Clink Street, London 4.1 1900
HMS Belfast The Queen’s Walk, London 4.6 11934
Bank of England Museum Bartholomew Lane, London 4.4 1627
The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret 9a Saint Thomas Street, London 4.6 1150
London’s Roman Amphitheatre Guildhall Yard, London 4.6 338
Guildhall Art Gallery Guildhall Yard, London 4.6 1400
Armourers’ Hall 81 Coleman Street, London 4.7 89
Billingsgate Roman House & Baths 101 Lower Thames Street, London 4.5 80
The British Red Cross Society 44 Moorfields, London 4 7
The British Museum of Food 1 Cathedral Street, London 5 3
The Crown Jewels Tower of, Tower Hill, London 4.6 1095
London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE 12 Walbrook, London 4.5 2615
The Fusilier Museum Tower of London, London 4.5 77
NLA – the London Centre 3 Aldermanbury, London 4.6 105
Royal Fusiliers Association 41 Tower Hill, London 4.3 3
HEL MORT® 65 London Wall, London N/A N/A
Preserve decorated ancient arch Custom House Annexe, 20 Lower Thames Street, London N/A N/A
Oldest London Plane Tree In London 130 Wood Street, London 5 3

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Royal Exchange?

There are always activities happening in lively Royal Exchange. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Royal Exchange page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Royal Exchange snapshot.

In Royal Exchange, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Royal Exchange name before moving in the neighbourhood.

In Royal Exchange, what schools are nearby?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Royal Exchange vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Nuffield Health City Fitness & Wellbeing Gym 4 Cousin Lane, London 3.6 127
City of London School for Girls Barbican,St Giles Terrace, Wood Street, London 4 40
City of London School 107 Queen Victoria Street, London 4.4 93
David Game College 31 Jewry Street, London 4.7 34
St Paul’s Cathedral School 2 New Change, London 4.4 45
RusWords Language School 29 Throgmorton Street, London N/A N/A
Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation Minster House, 42 Mincing Lane, London 4.5 2
Infinite Mind 2 Victoria Avenue, London N/A N/A
Fx Training Zone 88 Wood Street, London N/A N/A
London School of Management Studies Threadneedle Walk, London N/A N/A
RPSL Limited 15 Abchurch Lane, London 5 1
LSDM – London School of Design and Marketing Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London 3.9 19
PopUp College Costa Coffee, 6 Copthall Avenue, London N/A N/A
Synarbor 34 Lime Street, London 1 1
Brighter Voice 114 London Wall, London N/A N/A
Livery Schools Link 8 Little Trinity Lane, London N/A N/A
JLT Schools 138 Houndsditch, London N/A N/A
Nuffield Health Moorgate Fitness & Wellbeing Gym 1 Ropemaker Street, London 3.5 70
Barbican Playgroup Level 01 & 02, Andrewes House, Barbican, London N/A N/A
Guildhall School of Music and Drama – Milton Court 1 Milton Street, London 4.9 30

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Royal Exchange

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Royal Exchange entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Liverpool Street Liverpool Street, London 4.3 2641
Fenchurch Street Fenchurch Street station, Fenchurch Place, London 4.1 185
Moorgate Moorgate, London 3.9 142
Cannon Street Station Greater, Cannon Street, London 4.2 119
Liverpool Street Underground Station Underground Ltd, Central, Liverpool Street, London 4.2 330
Cannon Street Underground Station Underground Ltd, Cannon Street, London 4.3 94
Bank Station Underground Ltd, Bank/Monument Complex, Princes Street, London 3.8 484
Monument Monument Station, Underground Ltd, King William Street, London 4.3 204
Mansion House Underground Ltd Station, Mansion House, 38 Cannon Street, London 4.1 58
Aldgate Aldgate High Street, London 4 144
St. Paul’s Cheapside, London 4.5 224
Tower Hill United Kingdom 4.4 311
London Bridge Bridge Underground Station Underground Ltd, 21 Duke Street Hill, London 4.4 354

Are there many post offices in the region of Royal Exchange?

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Royal Exchange can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Houndsditch Post Office 11 White Kennett Street, London 4.2 229
London Bridge Post Office 19A Borough High Street, London 3.4 156
Royal Mail Post Box 6 Laurence Pountney Hill, London 4 1
Moorgate Post Office 45 London Wall, London 2.9 426
Greek Shipping Corporation Committee The Baltic Exchange, 38 Saint Mary Axe, London 4 1
Postbox 33-35 Gracechurch Street, London 0 0
Buzón Correos City of London 4.5 2
City of London Post Office 12 Eastcheap, London 4.9 513
Lower Thames Street Pillar Box London 0 0
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox City of London, London 0 0
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox Tower, London 1 1
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox London 0 0
Penfold post box London 4 2
Postbox 132 Queen Victoria Street, London 5 5

Health amenities that are in Royal Exchange

Royal Exchange has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
London Bridge Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK London Bridge Hospital, 27 Tooley Street, London 4.3 339
HCA UK City of London – 31 Old Broad Street 31 Old Broad Street, London 4 23
Ramsay Health Care UK Level 18, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London 3 11
Aspen Healthcare Ltd Centurion House, 37 Jewry Street, London 4.1 9
Amco Capital House, 85 King William Street, London N/A N/A
Roodlane Medical part of HCA Healthcare UK – Great Winchester Street Clinic 21 Great Winchester Street, London N/A N/A
Japan Green Medical Centre 10 Throgmorton Avenue, London 3.2 25
PALM Medical Centre 25 Liverpool Street, London N/A N/A
London Doctors Clinic Private GP 27 Queen Street Place, London 4.4 54
City of London Medical Centre 11-13 Crosswall, London 3.8 4
London Bridge Hospital Breast Services 27 Tooley Street, London 5 1
Dr. Ravi Rajakariar 27 Tooley Street, London 5 1
London Bridge Thoracic Group – duplicate 29 Tooley Street, London N/A N/A
Capital Aesthetics City Clinic The Glass House, 4 Bull’s Head Passage, London 4.3 6
London Allergy and Immunology Centre @ City Medical Centre 17 Saint Helen’s Place, London N/A N/A
Roodlane Medical part of HCA Healthcare UK – Bank Clinic 80 Cheapside, London 2.6 12
Messina Clinic 8-9 Lovat Lane, London 4.6 143
HCA UK City of London – 120 Old Broad Street 120 Old Broad Street, London 3.5 4
International Well-Being Community 23 Austin Friars, London, Greater London N/A N/A
Mr Steven Corbett 75 King William Street, London N/A N/A

Other nearby areas

If you are not completely sure that you want to move the area check out our other guides about cities in the nearby vicinity

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Moorfields Eye Hospital See the guide here
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Bankside See the guide here
Charing Cross See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Leicester Square See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Temple See the guide here
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St Bartholomew’s Hospital See the guide here
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Charing Cross See the guide here
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Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Leicester Square See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here

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