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11 things within 10 minutes walk of Liverpool Street Station

Updated on April 9, 2015

Liverpool Street station is one of the city's most central transport links, connecting mainline services with the underground. It is also within walking distance of the capital's business district, so it's not surprising that accommodation in the area is highly sought after for those staying in London for work.

Serviced apartments are available from Smart City at nearby Spitalfields, just six minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station, making the luxury self-catering flats an obvious choice for the savvy city visitor - but if you don't know the area beyond it being one of the capital's busiest rail terminals, what else is nearby?

Petticoat Lane Market – 7 minutes walk

Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF

A must-visit for all visitors to the capital, Petticoat Lane Market is famous for its fashion and is made up of two street markets – the Wentworth Street Market is open six days a week, while the Middlesex Street stalls only open on a Sunday.

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Smart City Apartments Spitalfields - 7 minutes walk

12 Widegate Street, E1 7HP

Widegate Street is exceptionally well situated, just moments from London’s Liverpool Street station and in the heart of the Square Mile and Spitalfields Market. There are countless bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes in the area.

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The Bank of England Museum – 8 minutes walk

Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R

Find out everything about the UK's central bank since its beginnings in 1694. The museum is actually located within the Bank of England itself, and is within the heart of the city.

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Old Spitalfields Market – 8 minutes walk

Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London E1 6EW

This fabulous covered market is a must-see not only for its eclectic mix of traders and merchandise, but its historical significance – there has been a market on the site for over 350 years!

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Bunhill Fields - 8 minutes walk

38 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y

The final resting place of Daniel Defoe and William Blake among many others, this former burial ground is now a public garden managed by the City of London Corporation. Well worth a visit to spot some interesting graves!

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Brick Lane – 9 minutes walk

Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6PU

Not just the best place in town to pick up an authentic Bangladeshi curry, but also a cultural hub of galleries, shops, market stalls and vintage clothes stores. Worth a stroll through for the atmosphere alone.

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Whitechapel Gallery – 10 minutes walk

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1

The Whitechapel Gallery is Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery. It was founded in 1901 to bring art to the people of the East End, and it's succeed for sure! It can also boast as being the first and only gallery to exhibit Picasso's Guernica when it came to Britain in 1939.

71a Gallery – 9 minutes walk

1a Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QS

Fabulous modern gallery and events space in East London which is home to everything from exhibitions to film screenings – check out what's on, and pop in.

Mansion House – 10 minutes walk

Mansion House, London, EC4N 8BH

The official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, and with its ornate Palladian architecture, definitely a historical building stop-off point for the photo album!

The Barbican -10 minutes walk

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y

London's premier performing arts centre, hosting myriad shows, exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances. A must-visit venue if you are in the area!

Rivington Place – 10 minutes walk

Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A

Opened in 2007, Rivington is the capital's first purpose built public art gallery in over 40 years - since the Hayward Gallery, in fact. The amazing glass-fronted building won a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) award for its design. The gallery is home to a smorgasbord of talks, lectures and exhibitions and has its own book shop.


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