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When? Sunday 26th September 2021
Where? Aldgate Square
When? FREE

A vibrant celebration of Bengali arts, culture and heritage in Aldgate Square this September. 

Bursting with live performances, fantastic food and interactive workshops, Mela in the City is a free and fun outdoor…

 

We’re delighted to be part of the Central London Alliance (CLA), a group working to support a sustainable, economic recovery of London’s business, hospitality, cultural, tourism, and retail sectors and to help both employers and workers to survive through coronavirus and beyond. You may have seen CLA’s…

 

Together with BIDs from across London, Aldgate Connect BID is launching The Commuter Club – an exclusive selection of podcasts, playlists and stories, curated especially for Londoners heading into the City and beyond.  The Commuter Club will transport you from your train carriage to a rooftop bar…

 

What Shall We Build Here is a festival of art, climate and community at Artsadmin’s Toynbee Studios in Aldgate East, in parks across east London and in your local supermarket. 

Arts Admin invite you to events that imagine ways of living together that are just…

 

Businesses across the City do so much for charities and good causes throughout the year but are sometimes not so good at sharing or celebrating what they do.

Organised by The Lord Mayor’s Appeal City Giving Day provides an opportunity to shine a…

 

We have loved the first installment of Music in the Square, a series of lunchtime concerts in Aldgate Square! The incredible and talented musicians have brought great music and vibrancy to the area and we have received amazing feedback so far.

Over 2,000 of you have…

 

David Game Higher Education is once again opening its doors to show you around their campus and showcase their facilities. Located in Aldgate, at DGHE they offer small class sizes and individual attention, combined with over 45 years of experience. Their students enjoy a supportive and inclusive…

 

The #AldgateEats launch went down with a bang! Thank you for everyone who joined us for the launch of this amazing initiative and a big thank you to Satyrio Restaurant for hosting us in their beautiful Secret Garden!

The Aldgate Eats initiative is…

 

Remote working has unique challenges that are different from working in an office. Adapting as a young professional can be taxing, so how do you manage it?

The professional coaching platform Ezra, have created a useful guide as to how best cope with remote…

 

The Petticoat Lane Dining Quarter is a group of 7 independent restaurants and bars providing delicious food from all over the world. This summer they are joining up and providing live music to reflect their origins. Come and join in, have a drink or food with friends and…

 

Aldgate Connect BID has commissioned two pieces of research conducted to provide us with a better understanding of Aldgate, its people and its future to help us and partners build back appropriately and sustainably. Through the socio-economic study, as well as a specific report laying out recommendations…

 

The Ploberger Hotel Group is bringing forward proposals for a new sustainable hotel-led development in the City of London.

Boundary House on Jewry Street hopes to be a high quality addition to Aldgate and the City as a whole and plans to embrace…

 

Friday 16 July | Performances at 12.30pm and 5.30pm | Aldgate Square, EC3N 1AF

The circus is coming to Aldgate Square this Friday for a contemporary acrobatic show performed by award-winning performance company Upswing Aerial!

They will be performing Catch Me,…

 

The BID is supporting the City of London Corporation in the activation of Aldgate Square with many amazing exhibitions and events!

This month, we have Music in the Square, a series of wonderful lunchtime concerts. They are occurring every Tuesday & Thursday between 12:00-2:00pm so…

 

With more people returning to travelling on London’s transport network, TfL are promoting their flexible travel and fares system. Their pay as you go fares and automatic capping allows customers to travel flexibly and the guidance is useful to those who are planning future trips related…

 

Words of gold from our stakeholder – Jonathan Beilin of Newton Perkins…

With talk around the ‘death of the office’ now a distant memory and the vaccine rollout well underway, many employers and employees are looking to the future – and more specifically to…

 

The City of London Corporation and Hackney Council Public Health and Environmental Health teams will be hosting a free webinar providing advice to local businesses of all sizes and sectors on Wednesday 14 July 2021, 2-3pm, online.

Please join to hear about what you…

 

A new community initiative in Aldgate will be aiming to return footfall to the area’s vast and varied hospitality sector when it launches next month.

Aldgate Eats – a play on Aldgate East tube station – launches in late July and will be hosted by different local…

 

When? 17 July 2021, 6:00pm–11:00pm
Where? Whitechapel Gallery and local locations, Free Entry

Enjoy culture safely this summer with 16 artists across 12 East London sites for a free, one-night-only contemporary arts festival!

  • 6 artist commissions are presented by Whitechapel Gallery featuring…
 

Summer in Aldgate shines a light on the wonderful work, creative endeavours and community activities which have taken place locally over the past year.

It brings together artworks, film, sound pieces, large-scale lanterns, and photos featuring the community support which sprang into action last…

 

As part of Pride Month, Heart of the City (HOTC) have shared helpful updated resources on supporting your LGBTQ+ employees in the best way you can.

HOTC and Macquarie Group have pulled together this useful resource full of handy tips that businesses big and…

 

The City of London Corporation is urging businesses to follow the rules after concerns that there have been COVID outbreaks because of poor compliance with social distancing guidelines in some workplaces and hospitality settings.

Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Community & Children’s Services…

 

Sculpture in the City is back with a new exhibition of contemporary artworks amidst the iconic architecture of the City of London.

The free, outdoor exhibition is formed of 18 creations, including works by Laure Prouvost, Alice Channer, Eva Rothschild, Mark Handforth, Laura…

 

For the next week Toynbee Hall are raising funds to help kids and families hit by the pandemic during the summer holidays. Before the 15th June, they want to raise £8,000 for fun, child-focused activities in their garden and community centre and ensure there’s advice sessions, opportunities…

 

Would you like a nice way to welcome your staff back into the City, whilst supporting local businesses at the same time? Then the City Gift Card is the one for you!

With over 80 local hospitality, retail, and leisure businesses registered…

 

Tower Hamlets Council, in partnership with Toynbee Hall and other local art and culture partners, are delighted to announce a £90,000 Historic England grant to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street over the next three years. This includes Petticoat Lane market, as part…

 

Nuveen Real Estate are bringing forward proposals for the refurbishment and extension of Building 7 in the heart of Devonshire Square, and the upgrading of public realm around the Devonshire Square campus.

The proposals seek to introduce a new mix of modernised workspaces;…

 

Aldgate has plenty of wonderful businesses , ranging from Dining and Retail to Leisure and Services. We have collated a categorised list of all that Aldgate has to offer!

Check out our new map feature below! Click the button in top left…

 

Say hello to the newest additions to Aldgate, our wonderful Aldgate BID Ambassadors Rose and Wagner!

The ambassadors take on various roles within Aldgate, including; welcoming everyone into the area & providing information, reporting on environmental issues to the local authorities, and…

 

Last week, we welcomed Minister Paul Scully MP, Minister for London and Small Business, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to visit a range of Aldgate leisure businesses. It was great to hear from businesses about their experiences in recent weeks and a real showcase…

 

Summer in Aldgate is the continuations last years Aldgate in Winter festival, which saw an online programme of workshops, events, talks and performances, spilling into 2021 with the short film, creative sound and Air Quality Superheroes projects. The big finale to a years worth of creative work…

 

The Portsoken Ward is one of the 25 ancient Wards of the City of London. The social hub for the ward is the Portsoken Ward Club, which organizes many activities in the area, including: dinners at the Guildhall, tours of the City and community get-togethers for the…

 

Plan an event in the square!

Aldgate Square is a public space created to enhance the lives of the residents and workers of Aldgate. In 2019, Aldgate Connect BID began sponsoring event support to facilitate activation of the…

 

On the 12th April 2021, we were pleased to see the opening of the new outdoor dining area in Middlesex Street! Complete with tables and chairs, picnic benches, planters, colourful barriers and gazebos for those weather changes. Come and enjoy a range of cusinies from around the…

 

The 12th April 2021 marks the day that hospitality venues with outdoor seating are allowed to reopening under the government guidelines following the roadmap out of lockdown. We are very excited to have collated a list of the available venues in Aldgate for you to go and…

 

Aldgate Connect BID is going into its second year as a Business Improvement District. We are thrilled to be able to work with the businesses and the community in this way supporting the local economy, businesses and the community as we live with and overcome the effects…

 

Brexit related assistance and signposting for businesses.

Following the changes the UK leaving the EU is causing, there are many resources, help and advice for businesses available out there. Please find some useful links below:

 

Virtual Wellbeing Series

Join us for the first ever joint Virtual Wellbeing Series, brought to you by the City BIDs & Partnerships: Aldgate Connect BID, Cheapside Business Alliance, EC Partnership and Fleet Street Quarter.

The Virtual…

 

Many London SMEs have joined the Heart of the City as new members, ready to start their responsible business journeys. The applications are still open until 28th February 2021, so if you haven’t done so already, sign up your business for free now!…

 

As a BID, we understand the importance of Health and Wellbeing, especially in the current climate. We are currently in the process of planning future Health and Wellbeing events and activities and would greatly appreciate your feedback on what kind of activates you would like to…

 

In October 2020, the Aldgate Connect BID commissioned Steer to undertake an audit of the existing cycling facilities within the BID. The main objective of the audit was to develop a better understanding of what cycling provision currently exists, focusing on cycle routes, cycle parking, Santander docking…

 

Thank you to everyone who took part in the first part of Aldgate in Winter in December, we hope you enjoyed all the wonderful online events and the amazing light exhibitions!

We will be continuing into Spring with lots of online projects and…

 

We are pleased to be a part of the Bunting Collective project and we love showcasing the amazing makers involved! Our next maker is – Louise!

The Bunting Collective is a community project aimed at bringing vibrancy and colour to the Petticoat…

 

While we may not be having our Christmas parties, mulled wine or mince pies, members of the Aldgate community are still enjoying some festive fare this evening! We’re delighted to be facilitating the Aldgate Community Feast, funded by Howden Group.

Despite 9…

 

Woohoo! It’s time for not 1, but 3 competitions to get your hands on a £50 #CityGiftCard to spend at your local businesses!

The City Gift Card has been created by the Aldgate Connect BID, Cheapside Business Alliance, Fleet Street Quarter…

 

We are pleased to be a part of the Bunting Collective project and we love showcasing the amazing makers involved! Our next maker is – Nya!

The Bunting Collective is a community project aimed at bringing vibrancy and colour to the Petticoat…

 

We are pleased to be a part of the Bunting Collective project and we love showcasing the amazing makers involved! Our next maker is – Audrey Aymer!

The Bunting Collective is a community project aimed at bringing vibrancy and colour to the…

 

We are pleased to be a part of the Bunting Collective project and we love showcasing the amazing makers involved! Our next maker is – Esther Maria!

The Bunting Collective is a community project aimed at bringing vibrancy and colour to the…

 

We are pleased to be a part of the Bunting Collective project and we love showcasing the amazing makers involved! Our next maker is – Susan Blackah!

The Bunting Collective is a community project aimed at bringing vibrancy and colour to the…

 

We are pleased to be a part of the Bunting Collective project and we love showcasing the amazing makers involved! Our next maker is – Aysha Tezgel!

The Bunting Collective is a community project aimed at bringing vibrancy and colour to the…

 

We are pleased to be a part of the Bunting Collective project and we love showcasing the amazing makers involved! Our next maker is – Jenny McKenzie!

The Bunting Collective is a community project aimed at bringing vibrancy and colour to the…

 

We are pleased to be a part of the Bunting Collective project and we love showcasing the amazing makers involved! Our first maker is – Anna van der Poorten!

The Bunting Collective is a community project aimed at bringing vibrancy and colour…

 

We’re delighted to launch the City Gift Card, a new scheme to help you shop local not only in Aldgate, but across the City of London, including Cheapside, Fleet Street and the Eastern City Cluster areas!

Are you a business wanting to…

 

Join the London Borough of Towel Hamlets Council in their FREE masterclass session and learn how to Boost your Christmas Sales!

Tower Hamlets’ are rounding off their series of free masterclasses with the ‘Boost Your Christmas Sales’ on Thursday 10th December 2020…

 

Are you looking for unique and handcrafted Christmas gifts? Or even a treat for yourself? Then look no further, as the first ever Lady Lane Market Christmas Catalogue is here!

2020 has been a tough year for many, especially for small business…

 

As we move into Tier 2 this week, join our panel to find out what support there is for your business and get the opportunity to ask the questions you need advice on.

What support is available for businesses as COVID restrictions…

 

Join us for a month of community festivities, including lantern making, online workshops and light exhibitions!

Aldgate in Winter 2020 is coming to you this December with a programme of online events, workshops and some on ground action too; there will be something for everyone to enjoy,…

 

We are pleased to be a part of the Bunting Collective project and we love showcasing everyone involved in the making, hosting and the fun!

The Bunting Collective is a community project aimed at bringing vibrancy and colour to the Petticoat Lane…

 

Whether you’re a new cyclist or just want to brush up on your skills, TfL’s free Cycle Safety Course is a must for you! As a bonus, get a 15% Halfords discount upon completion!

Register for Transport for London’s new free online…

 

The Mayor of London has announced a further £1.4 million contribution to the £4 million London Community Response.

This is aimed to help the community and voluntary organisations who have been badly affected by the impact of COVID-19.

Arts…

 

Are you a female in the hospitality sector who has recently lost her job? Then we may have the help you need!

The FEAST Plus programme offers aid to unemployed women seeking work in the hospitality sector. The programme provides…

 

Feel safe in your City – New Local Policing Model in the City

What does this mean? Only good news – increased presence of police officers on the streets and local knowledge empowering more community safety and swifter action.

“Dedicated ward officers,…

 

Join us for the Creating Culture and a Sense of Place webinar next week!

When? 22nd October 2020, 2:00–3:00pm
Where? Online
About? Aldgate has a strong and diverse culture offer with art galleries, community festivals, museums, and restaurants providing cuisine from around…

 

When: 4th November 2020, 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Aldgate Square, Aldgate High St, London EC3N 1AF
All you need to do, is just turn up with your bicycle!

Aldgate Connect BID invites you to attend a free cycle safety event, in partnership with the City…

 

ACTION REQUIRED – GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE STOP OF TAX FREE SHOPPING FOR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

On Friday 11th September the Government announced that it plans to stop offering tax free shopping to all international visitors after 31st December 2020. This will mean…

 

Craft Club Activity Sheet Collection

The Aldgate Connect BID has collaborated with Sandra, our local master crafter, to host a series of Wellbeing and Mindfulness Craft Club workshops. Below you can download the Activity Sheets from the sessions and have a go…

 

The Aldgate Connect BID is collaborating with the City of London Corporation and other City Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Business Partnerships to launch a new survey on the return to work. The survey will provide consistent and comprehensive intelligence from across the Square Mile on…

 

The Aldgate Connect BID is hosting a series of Webinars, discussing the impacts of the pandemic on Aldgate and the ways of moving towards recovery:

2.Discover the Plans of Aldgate BID for 2021
When? 2021
Where? Online
About? As a new BID created at…

 

THE PETTICOAT LANE BUNTING COLLECTIVE

SUMMER 2020

It’s been an interesting time for established and establishing local events and clubs that bring together networks and neighbours providing nice activities for people but there have been some amazing examples.
Through the…

 

Aldgate Connect is at the start of its first term as a full Business Improvement District. We are thrilled to be able to work with the community in this way supporting the local economy, businesses and the community as we live with and overcome the effects of…

 

Aldgate Connect is at the start of its first term as a full Business Improvement District. We are thrilled to be able to work with the community in this way supporting the local economy, businesses and the community as we live with and overcome the effects of…

 

The COVID-19 national emergency is a rapidly changing crisis impacting all our lives. In a little over a week we have moved from a largely ‘business as usual’ strategy being adopted by the Government to this week, getting used to living in a society with the strictest…

 

BREAKING NEWS !!

ALDGATE BUSINESSES HAVE BACKED THE BID 

Local businesses in Aldgate have voted overwhelmingly in favour of establishing the first Business Improvement District (BID) in Tower Hamlets and only the second for the City of London. The cross-borough BID:…

 

The Countdown Is On!

Voting is now under way by local businesses to decide whether Aldgate will become a Business Improvement District, or BID. If approved by the businesses, they will form a £3.9 million fund to invest into improvements to the local area,…

 

Aldgate Lantern Parade and Winter Fete are back for the 2nd year running. Building on the success of the previous editions, the project represents a collaboration between residents, groups, schools and organisations from across the area. Open to anyone and everyone, Aldgate in Winter is a vibrant celebration of…

 

The Aldgate Connect BID Proposal is a 5 year strategy that lays out four key themes and our local improvement programmes that will deliver on these enhancing Aldgate as a thriving, dynamic and cultural destination. The strategy has come from extensive consultation with the business community and positive working…

 

Gambling is rising up the public health agenda – approximately 2.5 million adults in the UK partake in risky or problem levels of gambling, which can result in significant harm for the individual, their family, social networks, community and society. The proliferation of gambling shops and online betting sites…

 

Canon Barnett Primary School and artist Tim Spooner

Monuments of Tower Hamlets

Community event with food and drinks: Friday 7 June, 4-6pm

Our address: Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, E1 6AB

Year 2 students from Canon Barnett Primary School in Aldgate East have created an exhibition of miniature sculptures that present an alternative…

 

MBSR is a an 8-week gold-standard course on Stress Reduction and Deepening your Mindfulness Practice. It consists of 8 weekly face-to-face classes and well-structure home practice to assist with the wide range of stress-related problems, including sleep, anxiety, panic, tiredness, and chronic pain. The course was developed by Jon…

 

The funding from TfL’s Healthy Streets Fund for Business will be matched by the Aldgate community. We are 1 of 5 successful applicants to win the full tranche of funding available. This fund will be used to purchase waste compactors, wheelie bins and an electric vehicle to manage waste around…

 

To help improve air quality, an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be in place in central London from 8 April 2019 in the same area as the Congestion Charge. Most vehicles including cars and vans will need to meet new, tighter exhaust emission standards (ULEZ standards) or be…

 

Do you want help and advice on how to reduce your deliveries or servicing to your office? Are there too many deliveries coming into your post room? Are you looking for cost savings to your servicing?

Transport for London are trying to reduce the traffic, freight and deliveries in central…

 

We are proud to launch the first Aldgate employee-community lunchtime craft club. Play is vitally important to human wellbeing. ‘Crafting’ can help you to relax your mind and body, literally creating space to reorganize your thoughts, rebalance emotionally and recharge your mental and physical batteries.

Wellbeing initiatives have been shown…

 

Placer is a new app, platform and social enterprise launched in partnership with universities to help employers easily reach more students at more universities for their work experience, placement and graduate job opportunities; helping students have the best start to their working lives.

There are now students on Placer…

 

7 February is Time To Talk Day. This year we are joining in the campaign hosting a hub of activity in Aldgate to get involved with. Time to Talk Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits…

 

The end of 2018 saw a 500+ person lantern parade followed by a fete on Aldgate Square. The whole community came together to see this magical spectacle. Well done to the organisers of the festivities –  Aldgate Community Events and City of London. The video picks out some of…

 

The Partnership commissioned a report on how the functionality and performance of both Aldgate and Aldgate East stations could be improved. The core objective of this brief is to understand and provide recommendations to improve the under-performance and accessibility of Aldgate and Aldgate East Stations in relation to the…

 

HAVE YOUR SAY! The new Local Plan, called City Plan 2036, sets out the City Corporation’s vision, strategy and objectives for planning for the next 20 years, together with policies that will guide future decisions on planning applications. Once adopted, the new Plan will replace the current City of London Local…

 

The lantern parade and the winter fete on  7 December were huge successes for the Aldgate community. There were at least 400 community members that came together with lanterns for a parade around the streets of Aldgate and finishing in the new Aldgate Square for the lighting of the…

 

Come and visit us at lunchtime in the Beaufort House lobby for advice and goodies to keep you and your belongings safe and secure.

(more…)

 

On 8th April 2019 the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will arrive in central London to help clean up our toxic air and reduce harmful NOx road transport emissions. Polluting vehicles will be charged when driving in the zone. Find out if you will be affected….

What is it?

The Ultra…

 

Aldgate Community Events is excited to be launching their crowdfunding page for Aldgate Lantern Parade 2018https://www.spacehive.com/aldgate-lantern-parade, and we wanted to invite you to support this wonderful community project.

The support will allow us to engage as many people from across the area. The funding will cover the lantern-making workshops….

 

Counter Terrorism Training

The Aldgate Partnership has partnered with Tower Hamlets Council and the Metropolitan Police to provide ACT awareness, Counter Terrorism training for local businesses and retailers and their staff in the borough.

ACT (Action Counter Terrorism) is the national counter terrorism awareness initiative for business produced by NaCTSO to protect…

 

The new Aldgate Square is here. Long awaited this was formally launched by the Lord Mayor of the City of London Charles Bowman in July 2018.

The Square represents the newest and largest civic square built in the last 100 years, marking the area’s transformation into one of London’s brightest new…

 

Welcome to The Aldgate Partnership’s privacy notice.

The Aldgate Partnership respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us and tell you about…

 

The Aldgate Partnership Career Kickstarter – INVITATION

14 March 2018

1300-1700

Dorsett City Hotel

9 Aldgate High Street

EC3N 1AH

 

You are invited to a dynamic and engaging apprenticeship event for employers to attend, find out more about apprenticeships and the Levy, meet the young individuals you would be hiring in a CV-free environment and…

 

The Mayor has consulted on his draft Skills for Londoners Strategy, which aims to:

  • Empower all Londoners to access the education and skills to participate in society and progress in education and in work;
  • Meet the needs of London’s economy and employers, now and in the future;…
 

You may like to know that Tower Hamlets are trying to make their streets nicer and greener. They are taking part in the ‘Great British Spring Clean’. Their Big Clean Up 3  is running from Mon 5 – Fri 9 March, to coincide with the national Keep Britain…

 

Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership is a charity that helps local students organise work placements in businesses and across the borough. We find and organise over 3,000 work placements each year. It is their goal to end poverty of opportunity through education and through partnerships with businesses. They work…

 

Here is a brand new advantage scheme for local workers, residents and people visiting Aldgate! Pick up some great discounts in local venues and explore what Aldgate has to offer.

the Aldgate Advantage Scheme is hosted on Tipps App. When you are in Aldgate, download the app, use the venue…

 

The Aldgate Gardening Club started in July 2017 and have been monthly lunchtime sessions where the community can come together and make something green-fingered to take back to their home or desk. These are offered free of charge. Look out in our monthly newsletter or on our twitterfeed for…

 

In January 2017 we published a piece of research that provides an economic assessment of the Aldgate economy to understand its current performance and future potential in the context of the development pipeline and investment in the area. You can find it here:

Aldgate Economic Research

 

We would like to say a big thank you to the Whitechapel Gallery for hosting TAP’s inaugural celebration on 25 May. It was a roaring success with more than 80 local business and community representatives coming together to share their sense of excitement around Aldgate’s future. TAP Chairman Ian Mulcahey welcomed…

 

Aldgate has a rich and varied community worth getting involved in. Volunteer, act or develop your CSR strategies at this event.  The Aldgate Partnership want to create an Aldgate where business and community mix. Come along and hear more about how you or your companies can do more in…

 

TAP hosts a drinks reception on the 25 May 2016 at the Whitechapel Gallery bringing together developers, landowners, local businesses and employees to hear more about the past, present and future of the Aldgate area. If you would like to attend to join us from 6-8pm please get in…