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But if Moorgate’s the one, we’ve got the ultimate guide on why this central neighbourhood is the place to be…
Moorgate in three words
Sharp, connected and energetic.
What it’s like to work there—in a nutshell
You’re right in the heart of London’s busy financial district—so if you want that ‘suited, booted and ready to take on the world’ kind of vibe, Moorgate’s the place for you.
The benefits of working in Moorgate
If you’re a business with lots of international clients and suppliers who come to visit, Moorgate is fully equipped. First, it’s really central, with plenty of transport links. It also has great hotels nearby, like The Ned, Apex London Wall and The Moorgate boutique suites. For some downtime, there are some of London’s most iconic landmarks nearby, like remnants of the historic London Wall, St Paul’s Cathedral and Guildhall, alongside a wide range of restaurants and bars to enjoy in between the sights.
When the warmer weather comes around (or those cold-but-still-sunny days) Moorgate is close to some beautiful outdoor spaces, like Finsbury Park Circus and the grounds of the Barbican. Getting outside has been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels, so these leafy green parks are a welcome oasis for your team.
One of the best things about Moorgate is its connections with the financial industry—there seems to be a bank HQ every couple of steps (we counted eight on one street alone). It’s great if you’re a fintech (or any business for that matter) looking for a place to build connections with people who can provide you with the funding you need to skyrocket your idea.
The best places in Moorgate for team lunch
If you’ve seen the first movie about a certain famous wizard, you might recognise Leadenhall Market from the big screen (it’s the bit when Hagrid and Harry visit The Leaky Cauldron). You probably won’t find any famous wizards around here, but you will find some great lunch spots. Make sure to check out Cheese and The Good Yard.
An all-day, American-style diner with burgers and sandwiches as big as your head. If you’ve got a special occasion, take the team along to Bad Egg’s famous ‘Frunch’ (Friday bottomless brunch) sittings.
Walter & Monty
A quick 10 minute walk along London Wall, masters of BBQ, Walter & Monty are a lunchtime favourite with the local suits. Responsibly-sourced cuts of meat, with incredible veggie sides, you can either sit in, take away or get the W&M team to cater an office party.
Natural fabrics, wide open spaces and floods of natural light, the decor alone is enough to make Caravan worth a visit. This one is technically a little beyond Moorgate, but it’s just a short walk away and too good to miss. They have, what they describe as a ‘globetrotting menu’ full of small plates, big plates and delicious brunch options. They also have a private dining mezzanine level if you want some exclusive space that’s reserved just for your team.
The best places in Moorgate for after-work drinks
Perched on the 10th floor of the new Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, you’ll find this rooftop nirvana, with incredible views of London’s skyline. Just an eight minute walk from Moorgate station, it’s a summer must-visit.
The Old Doctor Butler’s Head
This side of London isn’t short of traditional pubs, but you get a really authentic experience with this Moorgate spot. A great range of beers on tap, with original wood panelling, door-stopper sandwiches (for a mid-beer snack) and working gas-lights from the Victorian age, The Old Doctor Butler’s Head is a popular local haunt (and for good reason).
If whisky is your thing, take your team to Black Rock’s basement. Awarded the title of UK’s Best Specialist Bar by CLASS Magazine for three consecutive years, it’s a completely unique experience. Instead of the standard bar set-up, you’re served aged whisky cocktails from the middle of your 185-year-old oak tree table and if you fancy something different, one of their roaming bartenders will be happy to whip something up at your seat. Afterwards, head upstairs to the Black Rock Tavern—a beer and highball bar based on a Japanese Izakaya pub.
The best places in Moorgate for team activities
From the brains behind Bounce and All Star Lanes, Flight Club is takes darts to a whole new level. Spread across two levels, with a selection of bespoke games and private booths, it’s great for small and big teams alike.
Could your team pull of the biggest heist in modern history? Or, do they have what it takes to become a top-rate witch or wizard? Enigma Quests will put their communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills to the test, with three exciting adventures to explore.
The Barbican is a world-class hub of art, exhibitions and theatre—and it’s right there on your doorstep. Keep an eye on the Barbican’s ‘what’s on’ page and plan a team day out to a cool exhibition.
Businesses based in Moorgate
As expected from the financial district, there are a lot of banks around here, including Santander, Bank of Japan and TSB. You also have financial services company, Finncap and Nasdaq in the neighbourhood.
Offices in Moorgate
With options for businesses of all sizes and stages, here are some of the office spaces you’ll find in Moorgate…
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One Avenue Group — Finsbury House
Location in a Grade II listed building, Finsbury House gives you that luxury boutique feel, every time you arrive at the office. This all-inclusive space is great for businesses who simply want an office space with style and substance, minus the weekly yoga classes.
Signature by Regus — 100 Bishopsgate
A spacious, airy, zen-like space that’s flooded with natural light, Signature’s Bishopsgate building is the stuff of workplace dreams. With offices for teams from 50 to 250 people, it’s all inclusive with a flexible contract, so you can move in straight away.