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Living in Aldgate
The area is in the centre of London and east of Charring Cross. It is located within the City of London. It encompasses the E1 and EC3 postcode areas and so it is near the E1W, E2, E3, E14, EC2, EC4 districts and more. This means places close by include Bishopgate, Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Shadwell, Wapping, Bethnal Green, Bow, Mile End, Clerkenwell, Finsbury, Guildhall, Cannon Street and Blackfriars. The area acts as the eastern-most gate around the City of London. It is thought that similar gate has existed since the Roman Occupation and has been rebuilt multiple times over the years. Between 1374 and 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer occupied a house here. London’s oldest synagogue has stood here since 1698. The Aldgate pump was erected in1700 and stood until 1876, before being replaced by a replica. Today, the area is close to the River Thames and is home to numerous insurance companies and firms, many operating in the Baltic Exchange, the Willis Building and the London Metal Exchange. There is an underground station nearby and mainline railway lines are also easy to access here.