Located in the Financial District of London, Moorgate is the centre for banking and insurance companies in the City.
Properties can be found to buy or rent in Moorgate within its network of medieval streets, overlooking the Barbican or next to the 1.2 acre gardens of Finsbury Circus.
Increasing numbers of high-flying professionals are moving into the plush new apartments built in Moorgate, looking for homes that are close to work and have all metropolitan amenities. The large presence of office workers has encouraged a variety of upmarket bars, restaurants and shops to locate in the area, which are busy during the weekdays yet fairly quiet during the weekend.
Much positive redevelopment is taking place Moorgate, with the Moorhouse commercial development completed in 2005 and a 43-storey residential development at Milton Court to be built. Residents can enjoy the comfort of beautiful finishes, often with excellent views and balconies, as well as the social and leisure facilities Moorgate offers, including the Barbican Arts Centre, the Guildhall Art Gallery and excellent health clubs.
Moorgate is a small area in the City of London that has the Barbican to the north; Bank and Cheapside to the south (heading towards the Thames); Shoreditch and Liverpool Street to the northeast and east; and Clerkenwell to the west, beyond London Wall. Moorgate is in postcode EC2.
Located in zone 1, Moorgate Station in the middle of Moorgate is one of London’s largest underground stations, with ten platforms connecting to Metropolitan, Northern, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, as well as to national rail. Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, National Rail), Barbican (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, National Rail), Bank (Central, Northern, Waterloo & City, DLR) and Old Street (Northern, National Rail) mainline and underground stations are all within walking distance of Moorgate.
The main streets and buildings include Moorgate, London Wall, Moorfields, City Road, Moor Lane, Finsbury Circus, Colman Street, the Chartered Accountants Hall, BP Headquarters, Bloomberg. Nearby areas include Barbican, Shoreditch, Liverpool Street, Bank, Cheapside, Temple, Clerkenwell, Finsbury, Old Street, Bank, St Paul’s.
If you are looking for a house to buy in Moorgate, pickings can be pretty slim – most property available in Moorgate is as flats to rent. A few houses can be found in the north-west corner, by the giant Old Street roundabout, and warehouse conversions at the very northern edge of EC2 are also available for sale, which will put you just across the road from Hoxton.
Flats to buy are available in the great concrete maze that is the Barbican, but it is a little different from buying elsewhere in London. Barbican flats to buy have quite long leases and some of the provisions are unusual, which you should watch out for. Yet if you are looking to buy a flat in Moorgate, you have a wealth to choose from at the Barbican.
Currell Residential can help you find the perfect property to buy in Moorgate EC2 – a cultural and brilliantly-located part of London. Please give us a call or pop into one of our London estate agent offices, and one of our experienced staff will be happy to assist you.
Moorgate flats to rent include some notable conversions. Pennywell Chambers on Great Eastern Street boasts 65 flats to rent, whilst Curtain Road and New Inn Yard in Moorgate has flats to rent in character-rich six-storey blocks.
The most sought after flats to rent in EC2 are at the Barbican. Property to rent at the Barbican comes in a variety of shapes and sizes: you can have anything from a studio apartment to a four-bedroom penthouse. The Barbican also offers several mews, which are small but have access to lovely gardens and roof terraces. Flats to rent in the upper floors of the Barbican have breathtaking views over London from large balconies.
Currell Residential can help you find the perfect property to rent in Moorgate EC2 – a cultural and magnificently-located part of London. Please give us a call or pop into one of our London estate agent offices, and one of our experienced staff will be happy to assist you.
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