About the Area
Liverpool Street is part of the London district of City, and is located just North of the London Wall. This region is important because of the transit links in the area, as well as its proximity to the heart of City - an important centre of the global finance industry. The main transport link in the area, Liverpool Street rail station, is the third-busiest train station in London. This is a major stop for international travellers, as it serves as the terminus for the Stansted Express, a rail line that connects travellers to Stansted Airport. This station also connects British travellers to areas like Norwich and Cambridge. Additionally, Liverpool Street station is an important stop for commuters, as it connects to a number of smaller rail lines that serve London, Essex and Hertfordshire. This station is also historically important as it was used to transport nearly 10,000 Jewish children to Britain before the outbreak of the Second World War as part of the Kindertransport scheme.
Places Of Interest
Around the Liverpool Street area, you will find a number of shops, eateries, hotels, and local businesses including solicitors, accountants, and financial services. Right outside of Liverpool Street station, you will find the Andaz Liverpool Street London Hotel, a five-star hotel designed in 1884 by Charles Barry, who is known for his work on the British Houses of Parliament. Most major banks are accessible from the Liverpool Street area on either London Wall or Bishopsgate Street. Some popular local restaurants include Grow's (pub food) on Old Broad Street, as well as Ekachai (Asian cuisine) and 1901 (a wine bar), both on Liverpool Street itself. The area around Liverpool Street is also home to some interesting, albeit lesser known, entertainment spots. For some entertainment paired with exercise, you can visit Broadgate Ice Rink on Broadgate Circle, where you can rent a pair of skates and hit the ice. Or, for a meal with a view, you can head over to Sushisamba on Bishopsgate Street, where a stunning lift ride will take you up to the 40th floor of Heron Tower for an unparalleled place to eat, drink, and relax.
The main Underground station in the area is the Liverpool Street tube station. Connected to the rail station, this junction serves the Central, Circle, Metropolitan, and Hammersmith and City lines. Also nearby is Moorgate tube station on Moorgate Street, which serves the Circle, Metropolitan, Northern, and Hammersmith and City lines. Adjoining Moorgate tube station is another Overground rail station, which is a terminus station for National Rail services. The area can also be accessed by bus via a large number of lines, including 8, 11, 135, 214, and 388. Those driving to the area should be aware that daily charges apply, as this region is part of the congestion zone. In terms of parking, there is some street parking available in the area, and the nearest car park is on Primrose Street, to the north of the Liverpool Street Station. Another option, especially when the weather is fair, is to walk or cycle to the area, and there are several Barclay's Cycle Hire docking stations nearby.