How is life in Tower of London? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The Tower of London, officially His Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London, England. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which is separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded toward the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new Norman ruling class. The castle was also used as a prison from 1100 until 1952, although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. There were several phases of expansion, mainly under kings Richard I, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. The general layout established by the late 13th century remains despite later activity on the site. “

Things that make us love Tower of London

What makes the heart of Tower of London? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Tower of London to help you decide to move in there.

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Tower of London would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Tower of London and what company operates here.

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Pubs

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Tower of London has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Hoop & Grapes 47 Aldgate High Street Aldgate EC3N 1AL Listed Building dating from the 11th century there has been an Inn on the site since the thirteenth century.The current pub was converted from a wine merchant in 1920. It missed the Great Fire of London by a few yards and is one of only a handful of timbered buildings still left in London. Traditional pub food. The low ceilings and soft lights added to the atmosphere in this Grade II listed pub. Sparklers on all beers.
Aldgate Tap Portsoken Pavillion, Aldgate High Street London EC3N 1AF Set in an asymmetrical steel structure with glass walls. Part of the Tap chain of bars it has 14 beers on tap and 2 cask ales. It also serves serves coffee, snacks and spicy noodles.
Chamberlain 130-135 Minories London EC3N 1NU One of the few pubs open seven days a week in the City of London. On the right-hand side of the ground floor of the Chamberlain Hotel, close to the Tower of London and Leadenhall covered market, it has entrances from the Minories and from within the hotel. The bar has a granite top and there is plenty of wood and brass to give a quality atmosphere. Food is served until 10pm (9.30pm Sun).
Cheshire Cheese 48-50 Crutched Friars London EC3N 2AP Surprisingly large pub underneath Fenchurch Street station. The floor is bare boarded with a tiled area in front of the bar. There are a number of high tables with stools ans padded seats around the walls. There is also an upstairs bar which can be hired for private functions.
Crutched Friar 39-41 Crutched Friars London EC3N 2AE You walk into a large lobby where openings to the left and right have plenty of seating for drinking and eating, especially at lunchtimes. A couple of steps lead to the bar, lit by a skylight. Beyond is another drinking area leading to a patio garden.
Minories 64-73 Minories London EC3N 1JL Large cavernous pub in railway arches near Tower Gateway DLR station. A traditional feel with stone flooring, brick walls and wooden furniture. The garden is to the rear and the pub has a confessional booth. Several TV’s show the sport. There is an extensive menu and tank beer from Meantime.
Seething Lane Tap 14-15 Seething Lane London EC3N 4AX This modern pub has somewhat of an American diner style about it, together with several craft keg beers. Food is served all day and a large screen shows sports, whilst music plays at the same time. Not for those seeking peace and quiet!
Three Lords 27 Minories London EC3N 1DD Built on the site of the old Franciscan nunnery – hence Minories. On dissolution the parish was granted the full privileges of the nunnery, including marriage without banns or licence and licensing their own publicans. The name Three Lords comes from three Jacobite Lords executed after the ’45 rebellion. Plain bar on the ground floor; basement dining room. Entirely Italian food. Five hand pumps but only one currently in use [May 2022]
Three Tuns 36 Jewry Street London EC3N 2EX Pub re-opened on 24/06/2016 as part of Enterprise’s managed Bermondsey Pub Co. Four real ales mixing national brands with local breweries plus a range of craft beer from Bermondsey beer mile. The Three Tuns is a traditional pub in the City of London EC3. Known as Hennessy’s from 2003 until May 2014 when it reverted to the original ‘Three Tuns’ name, and increased the cask ale offering from two to five handpulls. There has been a pub on this site since the 1700s. The old Roman London Wall runs through the beer cellar and has been preserved behind a large perspex panel. It’s rumoured that Jack the Ripper may have hidden in the pub’s cellar on several occasions by using the cellar chute at the rear of the building in Vine Street. The Three Tuns has a small, traditional downstairs bar with a heated smoking terrace to the rear and an upstairs bar/dining room. The gem of a roof garden is open in the summer months and is available for private hire.
Traitors Gate 14 Trinity Square London EC3N 4AA Modern style pub with mottled leather, wooden paneling and floral designs. There is a smaller separate bar in the cellar which can be hired..

What kind of restaurants are there?

Tower of London has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Tower Hotel Saint Katharine’s Way, London 4.3 8158
Novotel London Tower Bridge 10 Pepys Street, London 4.3 2245
The Chamberlain Hotel, Tower Bridge 132-135 Minories, London 4.3 1256
London Bridge Hotel 8-18 London Bridge Street, London 4.3 912
Premier Inn London City (Tower Hill) hotel 22-24 Prescot Street, London 4.3 1292
Butlers Wharf Chop House 36e Shad Thames, London 4.3 1326
Bangalore Express City 3-6 Gracechurch Street, London 4.3 2952
Gaucho City 1 Bell Inn Yard, London 4.3 848
The Dickens Inn Marble Quay, Saint Katharine’s Way, London 4.3 7283
The Folly 41 Gracechurch Street, London 4.3 4554
Gaucho Tower Bridge 2 More London Place, London 4.3 3216
Bodean’s Tower Hill 16 Byward Street, London 4.3 3560
Ping Pong St Katharine Docks 3 Saint Katharine’s Way, London 4.3 1092
Le Pont de la Tour 36D Shad Thames, London 4.3 1313
Windsor Fenchurch 2 New London Street, London 4.3 925
Côte Hay’s Galleria 1, Hay’s Galleria, Counter Street, London 4.3 2636
Simpson’s Tavern 38 1/2 Cornhill, London 4.3 344
N1 Bar London 1 Duke Street Hill, London 4.3 1185
The Counting House, EC3 50 Cornhill, London 4.3 2133
Proud City 1 Mark Lane Opposite Fenchurch St Station, 1 Mark Lane, London 4.3 1611

In Tower of London, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Tower of London offers room to roam.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Potters Fields Park Tooley Street, London 4.6 2454
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
Sky Garden 1, Sky Garden Walk, London 4.6 57235
Tower Bridge Piazza 362 Tower Hill, London 4.2 10
Tower Hill Garden Tower Hill, London 4.3 111
Trinity Square Gardens Tower Hill Station, 38 Trinity Square, London 4.5 89
Seething Lane Garden Seething Lane, London 4.4 26
Sugar Quay Jetty City of London, London 4.3 6
St Olave, Hart Street, Churchyard 8 Hart Street, London N/A N/A
King George’s Field 1-6 Portsoken Street, London 4.5 8
Swan Passage Park Swan Passage, London N/A N/A
Water Fountains 1-2 More London Place, London 4.4 46
Sir Simon Milton Statue One Tower Bridge, London 4.1 8
Weavers Green Trail 171 Weaver’s Lane, London 4 1
Rooftop Garden 120 Fenchurch 120 Fenchurch Street, London 4.8 517
The Garden at 120 120 Fenchurch Street, London 4.8 3841
St Gabriel’s Churchyard Fen Court, London 4.4 18
Aldgate Station Memorial Aldgate, London 5 4
Sky garden Sky Garden Entrance, Philpot Lane, London N/A N/A

Galleries and Museums

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Tower of London, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tower Bridge Engine Rooms Bridge Masters Residence, Tower Bridge Road, London 4.7 1087
HMS Belfast The Queen’s Walk, London 4.6 11934
The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret 9a Saint Thomas Street, London 4.6 1150
Royal Pharmaceutical Society 66-68 East Smithfield, London 4.6 67
Fashion and Textile Museum 83 Bermondsey Street, London 3.8 226
The Fusilier Museum Tower of London, London 4.5 77
The Crown Jewels Tower of, Tower Hill, London 4.6 1095
Billingsgate Roman House & Baths 101 Lower Thames Street, London 4.5 80
Jack The Ripper Museum 12 Cable Street, Aldgate, London 4.1 1776
Royal Armouries: White Tower HM Tower Of London, London 4.5 332
Waterloo Block St Katharine’s & Wapping, London 4.8 5
The Tower’s Mint, the Tower of london Tower of London, London 4.6 8
Tower Hill Sceptre Court, 40 Tower Hill, London 4.7 207
Preserve decorated ancient arch Custom House Annexe, 20 Lower Thames Street, London N/A N/A
City Wall at Vine Street 12 Jewry Street, London 4.6 38
Balloon Museum | Emotion Air London 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London 4.2 438
The War Fragments 71 Alie Street, London N/A N/A
The London Bridge Experience & London Tombs The Rennie Vaults, 2 – 4 Tooley Street, London 4.2 1453
Royal Fusiliers Association 41 Tower Hill, London 4.3 3
MyRedd 1a Leathermarket Street, London N/A N/A

Gyms to stay in shape in Tower of London

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

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
London Bridge Hotel 8-18 London Bridge Street, London 4.3 912
The Circle Gym and Spa Queen Elizabeth Street, London 4.3 366
Tokei Martial Arts and Fitness Centre 28 Magdalen Street, London 4.3 58
Third Space Tower Bridge 2b More London Place, London 4.3 1011
Fitness First Cottons Centre, Tooley Street, London 4.3 588
Fierce Grace Hot Yoga – City (Light Centre) The Light Centre Monument, 36 Saint Mary at Hill, London 4.3 70
Virgin Active 5 Old Broad Street, London 4.3 128
Fitness First 15 Thomas More Street, London 4.3 402
Gymbox Bank 71 Lombard Street, London 4.3 463
Pret A Manger 47-49 Tooley Street, London 4.3 210
Boxercise Classes London Boss House, 2 Boss Street, London 4.3 N/A
Pregnancy & Postnatal treatment | Mummy’s Physio & Osteo Monument 36 Saint Mary at Hill, London 4.3 12
Hypoxi in the City 8-10 Cooper’s Row, London 4.3 1
F45 Training Tower Bridge International House, Suite 4 Quay Level, 1 Saint Katharine’s Way, London 4.3 171
Rena Health & Leisure at Leonardo Royal London City 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London 4.3 73
PureGym London Tower Hill 1 America Square, Tower Hill, London 4.3 112
Third Space City 40 Mark Lane, London 4.3 762
Fitness First 106 Fenchurch Street, London 4.3 230
Roar Fitness London City 30-40 Eastcheap, London 4.3 873
10 CABLE ST 10 Cable Street, London 4.3 32

In Tower of London, what things may you need?

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

Tube & Train stations nearby Tower of London

We assembled the train and tube stations of Tower of London in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Fenchurch Street Fenchurch Street station, Fenchurch Place, London 4.1 185
London Bridge Station Approach Road, London 4.3 1628
Tower Hill United Kingdom 4.4 311
Aldgate Aldgate High Street, London 4 144
London Bridge Bridge Underground Station Underground Ltd, 21 Duke Street Hill, London 4.4 354
Monument Monument Station, Underground Ltd, King William Street, London 4.3 204
Aldgate East Underground Ltd, Whitechapel High Street, London 3.9 160

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Tower of London

Tower of London 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
Aspen Healthcare Ltd Centurion House, 37 Jewry Street, London 4.1 9
City of London Medical Centre 11-13 Crosswall, London 3.8 4
Ramsay Health Care UK Level 18, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London 3 11
St Katharine Docks Practice Flat 12/14 Nightingale House, 50 Thomas More Street, London 4.2 35
Barts Health NHS Trust 9 Prescot Street, London 3.3 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
HCA Healthcare UK at The Shard The Shard, HCA Healthcare UK, 32 Saint Thomas Street, London 3.8 180
Symmetry Clinic Suite 651, 6th Floor, The Shard, Saint Thomas Street, London N/A N/A
Capital Aesthetics City Clinic The Glass House, 4 Bull’s Head Passage, London 4.3 6
Guy’s Hospital Great Maze Pond, London 4.1 735
LondonPsychiatrists keats house, 26 Saint Thomas Street, London N/A N/A
Private Care at Guy’s Great Maze Pond, London 5 2
Amco Capital House, 85 King William Street, London N/A N/A
London Knee Clinic The Shard, Saint Thomas Street, London N/A N/A
London Allergy and Immunology Centre @ City Medical Centre 17 Saint Helen’s Place, London N/A N/A
Messina Clinic 8-9 Lovat Lane, London 4.6 143
York Clinic Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London 5 1

Post offices in and around the area of Tower of London

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Tower of London branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the 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
Greek Shipping Corporation Committee The Baltic Exchange, 38 Saint Mary Axe, London 4 1
Ronnie’s Supermarket 116-118 Tanner Street, London 3.2 22
Royal Mail Post Box 6 Laurence Pountney Hill, London 4 1
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox Tower, London 1 1
Lower Thames Street Pillar Box London 0 0
Royal Mail Post Box 25 Thomas More Street, London 5 1
Royal Mail Post Box 12 Gainsford Street, London 0 0
Royal Mail postbox 141 Leman Street, London 0 0
City of London Post Office 12 Eastcheap, London 4.9 513
Buzón Correos City of London 4.5 2
Postbox 33-35 Gracechurch Street, London 0 0
Parcels & Franked mail, Royal mail Parcel box, letterbox Tower Wharf, 281 Tooley Street, London 3.7 3
Tanner Street Post Office 116-118 Tanner Street, London 2.4 63

Schools in and around the area of Tower of London

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Tower of London.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Circle Gym and Spa Queen Elizabeth Street, London 4.5 366
David Game College 31 Jewry Street, London 4.7 34
Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation Minster House, 42 Mincing Lane, London 4.5 2
St Patrick’s College 40 Tower Hill, London 3.1 17
East London Wine School Minories, London 4.9 116
Adult & Kids jiu-jitsu MMA Classes SocietyLinks, 80, John Fisher Street, London 5 1
Dock Street Studios 15 Dock Street, London 4.7 17
LFS 34 Curlew Street, London N/A N/A
Synarbor 34 Lime Street, London 1 1
Postgraduate Deanery 7 Bermondsey Street, London N/A N/A
JLT Schools 138 Houndsditch, London N/A N/A
Swimming Lessons London @ The Circle spa The Circle, Queen Elizabeth Street, London 4.9 31
London Art Portfolio 18 Cape Yard, Kennet Street, London 4.7 20
Practical Mandarin – Learn Mandarin Chinese in London & Online 2 Leman Street, London 4.9 235
SWING ACADEMY UK LONDON BRIDGE 60 Weston Street, London 4.8 4
Tango y Nada Mas 44 Commercial Road, London 4.9 31
CRC Bible School 46 Commercial Road, London 5 1
smart education service ltd 87 Whitechapel High Street, London N/A N/A
RPSL Limited 15 Abchurch Lane, London 5 1
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) 39-45 Bermondsey Street, London 4.2 40

What to do in the area of Tower of London

There are always activities happening in lively Tower of London. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Tower of London 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 Tower of London snapshot.

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