Considering a move to the City but still want to enjoy diverse surroundings? EC2 has it all.
A postcode as opposed to a distinct neighbourhood, this location straddles the fringes of The City, Shoreditch and Old Street, making it a location loved by those who want a short commute, but a vibrant lifestyle. And it's not just for the "suits". Close to London's own tech hub at Old Street, it's a part of London where all world's come together to form an exciting place to both live and work.
Edged by 4 major transport hubs, namely Liverpool Street Station, Shoreditch High Street, Old Street and Moorgate, access across London and beyond is within easy reach.
But what's it like to live in? Read our area guide to find out more.
The best of both worlds
The delight of EC2A is that you can move from seeing the shining steel and modernity of the City of London to stopping to admire edgy street art in Shoreditch within a matter of minutes. The juxtaposition of both ambiences within just a few streets makes it an ideal place to live for those who like to work hard and play hard too.
Eating drinking and nightlife
Whether you wish to sip champagne with an order of oysters in a city bar with white linen and all of the luxury accoutrements or prefer street food enjoyed in an outdoor pop up with a side helping of house music – you can be assured that both and more are in easy reach.
For those who like a dash of fine dining consider 1 Lombard Street, which stands in the centre of the financial district and is steeped in banking history, and offers up classic British food done well. Le Coq d’Argent blends stunning roof terraces with fine French cuisine.
For those more relaxed evenings, venture over to Shoreditch or Hoxton square where you can choose from an array of cuisines from around the world. The Queen of Hoxton on Curtain Road is a favourite of locals and city dwellers alike offering dancing, live music and installations.
Shopping in EC2
If you enjoy sourcing unique fashion pieces which you won’t find elsewhere, BoxPark Shoreditch is London's original pop up shopping mall, which is often home to up and coming designers which sit alongside better known brands. Just a few roads away Spitalfields has a range of independent traders offers up to date fashion, unique artwork, and unusual interior pieces.
For those who prefer their brands luxury, The Royal Exchange offers an array of designer boutiques including Hermes, Mulberry and even an offshoot of Fortnum and Maison.
Why live in EC2?
This is a location that provides all of the benefits of central living in a single place, and the architecture is stunning too. Take a look at Principal Tower – one of the latest additions to the London Skyline.
Whether you wish to buy in EC2 or are looking for the perfect apartment to rent, it's a destination that truly offers the very best of London living.