A key London station both over and underground, Moorgate is a gateway to the rest of the city, but has a few big local attractions too.
Now over 150 years old, Moorgate station has been serving as a key stop on both the London overground and underground lines for a significant amount of time, while the Moorgate area itself represents the city centre and central business district of central London.
We all know how difficult getting around London, particularly central London, by car can be, so whether you’re heading into the area for a day out or just looking to get into the city for work, we’re your best bet for getting to Moorgate quickly and reliably.
Getting to Moorgate
If you’re looking to get into the heart of London to see some of the city’s top attractions, Moorgate is a good bet for an arrival point. Travelling in from locations like Peterborough and Cambridge will take you around 90 mins, while coming from Hitchin or Stevenage will typically take comfortably under an hour. Of course, being in the heart of London, you’ll find simple connections from various other stops around the city.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for money savers when booking your ticket, too. If you have a Railcard, you’ll already know you can save up to 1/3 on each journey you take with us. If you’re not eligible for one, try and spot an Off-Peak fare for cheaper prices. You might also be able to use or GroupSave or kids travel for £2 promotions on Off-Peak trains – so if you’re travelling as a family or with a group of friends, remember there are additional ways to save money.
Things to do in Moorgate
OK, so Moorgate days out aren’t exactly a known thing, but a typical tourist’s trip to London actually touches upon a number of key landmarks that are just a few minutes’ walk from the station – meaning you’ll never be short of things to do in Moorgate.
St Paul’s Cathedral is situated just down the road from Moorgate station. The capital’s most awe-inspiring religious landmark, St Paul’s is known for its incredible interior art work, expansive crypt and tombs and being the rest place of some of British history’s greatest characters. One of the London essentials, you can enjoy both a guided tour and a touch screen multimedia guide as part of your admission cost.
The Crown Jewels await at the Tower of London, a twenty-minute walk away or a short hop on the Circle line, where you can explore over 1,000 years of history. Enjoy a Yeoman Warder tour, encounter the tower’s famous ravens, meet the Beefeaters and visit the Line of Kings armour exhibition to get to know more about the tower’s diverse past as a palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo.
For a more up-to-date experience, Old Spitalfields Market is close by, offering an awesome array of shops and stalls in amongst varied street markets. Highlights include quality street food and a great vintage clothing scene. If you’re looking for a performance, you can head to the Barbican, which produces regular shows from its two theatres with an art gallery situated above.
There are countless other places to see and things to do in the Moorgate area. The Bank of England Museum, the Museum of London, Millennium Bridge and Postman’s Park are all within walking distance from the station – so if you’ve got your tourist hat on for the day, Moorgate days out have all sorts to offer. Why not let us take care of the travel and book your tickets today?