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Aldgate Square

Aldgate Festival


​Aldgate High Street
London EC3N 1AF

Contact us

​020 7374 4127


​Level access throughout Aldgate Square and the Church Gardens.

Opening hours

​Aldgate Square - Open all year 24 hours a day.

St Botolph without Aldgate Church Gardens - Open all year round from 8am to 7pm or dusk, whichever is earlier.

Aldgate has been transformed with the removal of the unappealing gyratory system into one of the largest new public spaces in the Square Mile with creation of Aldgate Square.

Aldgate in Winter: 6 December

The Aldgate Lantern Parade and Winter Fair are back again, for the third year running. Celebrating the cultural wealth of the surrounding community, they represent a collaboration between residents, groups, schools and organisations from across the area.

Staring from Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary school, at the borders of Aldgate Square, the Lantern Parade will move through the streets north of Aldgate High Street to the beat of the Barbican’s Drum Works. Everyone is welcome!

Taking place between Aldgate Square and St Botolph without Aldgate, the Winter Fair celebrates performances, art, food and drink and many other activities, including free lantern-making workshops.

More information

020 7332 3224

Parking info and travel links

Nearest tube: Aldgate

Plan your journey using the TfL journey planner.

Where to park in the City of London.

Aldgate Square

​About Aldgate Square

Aldgate Square is a new public space located between Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School and St Botolph without Aldgate Church just west of Aldgate Underground Station.

The main square includes a central lawn area flanked by generous raised planters which provide informal seating. A majestic curve of pleached hornbeams provide cover and shade to the southern boundary. A water feature of parabolic jets is fascinating to both watch and for play.

The Church Gardens provide a secluded space with small groups of benches surrounded by attractive planting.

Kahaila Aldgate

Portsoken Pavilion, 1 Aldgate Square, London EC3N 1AF.

Find Kahaila Aldgate on Google Maps.

The social enterprise cafe, Kahaila, in Portsoken Pavilion, serves decadent cakes, artisan coffee and a variety of hot and cold breakfasts and lunches.


Drinking water fountains are located in both Aldgate Square and in the eastern public space at the junction of Middlesex Street and St Botolph Street.

Find a drinking water fountain in the City of London.

Events, art and play

Find out how to host an event at Aldgate Square.