From Aldgate To Limehouse

When people book serviced apartments in London by Commercial road, they don’t often think of it in historical terms. To them, it’s an important link between the City on the West Bank, and Canary Wharf on the East.

Yet serviced apartments in London by the East End cover thousands of years of history. The Commercial Road that is today lined with serviced apartments and London business premises, once echoed to the boots of Roman legions as they stomped out of the gates of Londinium, onward to other cities captured in the Roman conquest.

Our serviced apartments in London by Commercial Road are between two busy tube stations – Aldgate East and Limehouse. Today, they are just names on a businessman’s calendar, but the history behind them is of interest. You can discover it by hiring some of our cheap hotels in London.

Commercial Road was laid by the East India Company in the early 19th Century; its name relating to the road’s importance to the newly built Docklands District. By then, the city gate had gone – congestion on the A13 is nothing new, and Aldgate was a major impediment to traffic!

Commercial Road was originally the Roman road from London to Colchester. Then, Aldgate was the unnamed Easternmost gate of London Wall, where Duke’s Place is now situated. In the 11th Century it was rebuilt, and given the name Ale-gate. The luxury serviced apartments in London by Limehouse station, which we at Serviced City Pads rent out, have a similarly engaging history. The lime houses, or kilns in this area were owned by the large potteries serving the docks, but there are references to Les Lymhostes as far back as1356.