House Clearance Aldgate E1
Few little facts about Aldgate
Aldgate straddles the city of London and east London. It lies between Tower Hill in the south, White Chapel in the east, Liverpool in the west and Bethnal Green and Old Street in the north.
Aldgate is a mixture of city and Asian London. Towards the city, it is defined by the Insurance Industry and the Iconic Insurance building such as the Gherkin and Lloyds register and the London Metal Exchange. On its Asian side, there is Petticoat Lane Market and Brick Lane.
It is believed that a gate at Aldgate was spanned the road to Colchester as early as the roman period, at the time the City Wall was constructed. The gate stood at the corner of Duke's Place and was a barrier to traffic. It was re-built between 1108 - 1147, and again in 1215 and completed re-constructed between 1607 - 1609. The gate was finally removed in 1761, but was temporarily re-erected at Bethnal Green.
The name is derived from Ale-gate, literally open to all, because, unlike at all other city entrances no tolls were collected at this gate.