Aldgate is a financial district in London. Today it is known mostly for its strong insurance industry, with several brokers and underwriters based here. Some of these include the Lloyd's Register building and the London Metal Exchange.
In ancient time this area was used as a gateway through the London Wall between London, Whitechapel and the East End of London. Parts of this still remain, with Sir John Cass School's plaque recording the placement of the Wall. This lies on the North of Aldgate.
In 1992, the IRA detonated a bomb near the Baltic Exchange, damaging the historic building. The only memorable building that remains is number 30, St Mary Axe.
The nearest train station is Aldgate which was one of the sites affected from the London 7/7 bombings in 2005.