Liverpool Street Neighbourhood Guide

Aishah HabibaCommunity Manager Huckletree10/3/2023

At Huckletree, we are passionate about creating spaces that make people feel happy to come to work. We take great care in selecting locations which will enrich our members' work experience, rituals and overall enjoyment and happiness. 

In early 2024, we will open our tenth hub at Liverpool Street. Centrally located within The Square Mile, this is a dynamic neighbourhood with lots on offer. Fun fact - the area is named after Lord Liverpool who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1812 to 1827! Liverpool Street is known for its rich heritage, excellent transport links, financial institutions and in more recent years, its startup culture. This combination is what makes this neighbourhood so exciting. You can sense the buzz and energy in the air as you exit the station and take it all in!

Let’s dive into our top recommendations for making the most of your work day outside the office at Liverpool Street. Whether you’re looking for great coffee, lunch tips, places to bring the team after work or cultural escapes for your lunch break we’ve got you covered! 

Top 5 Food & Drink Spots

  1. Attendant Coffee Roasters - The specialty coffee roasters have a number of locations sprawled across Central and East London, which offer office goers a great locally and ethically sourced breakfast and lunch options. Each branch is curated to reflect the local neighbourhood. If you’re ever in the West End, their Fitrovia branch was a former Victorian loo!

  1. Pizza Union - A firm favourite with locals, Pizza Union offers an affordable and hearty lunch or dinner option. The roman style pizza’s are freshly prepared, and the signature crispy bottom is to die for.

  1. Farmer J - Farmer J has risen to fame in the health food scene with their delicious fully customisable ‘pick your own’ field trays. Since its inception in 2016, Farmer J has fed tourists, office goers and locals alike across London. Their ethos of good quality, nutritious food to go is clearly a hit. 

  1. Crispin - This all day restaurant and wine bar serves low intervention wines and small plates. Visit the charming space for a chilled catch up with friends or work colleagues. The ambience provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing evening.

  1. Queen’s Head - This brewpub and kitchen is definitely the place to be for ‘after work drinks’. They offer a grand selection of international beers and IPAs, along with an extensive food menu. The food offers visitors humble pub classics, along with an elevated offering of small plates.

Top 5 Things To Do On Your Lunch Break 

  1. Spitalfields Market - Take a stroll down to the famous Old Spitalfields Market. This expansive indoor market is home to an array of different vendors, from talented artists, to fashion, to phenomenal street food. The market reflects the diverse community it is located in, its provenance reaching back to the 1600s. The success of traders attracted the likes of Huguenots, Irish weavers and more recently, a thriving Bangladeshi community. 

  1. The Barbican - The renowned arts centre’s programming is extensive and eclectic, offering an access point to art and culture for visitors. The wide range of exhibits, talks, screenings are a great way to fill an evening or weekend. The Barbican estate is a Grade II listed building and consists of housing, a library and City of London Girls School.

  1. Explore Shoreditch - A stone’s throw away from the Liverpool Street area is Shoreditch, another bustling district of East London. Widely regarded as a home for creatives and visionaries, Shoreditch is riddled with classic charming East London side streets, lined with boutiques and eateries.

  1. Bishopsgate Institute - The cultural centre was established in the 1800s and is described as a place “where culture, heritage and learning meet”. The exhibits and archives showcase everyday life and also, campaigns for social and political change. Each season presents a full schedule which includes dance classes, yoga and archival tours to name but a few.

  1. Check out the skyline - The Liverpool Street area is well known for the plethora of high rises which decorate the skyline. Take a moment to walk down busy Bishopsgate to spot The Gherkin, Heron Tower and The Cheese Grater. Alternatively, the adjacent Brick Lane is well known for its mix of street art, and collection of award winning curry houses. The 24/7 bagel shops are very popular after nights out!

Aishah Habiba

Aishah is Community Manager at Huckletree Liverpool Street. She is passionate about good coffee and forging meaningful relationships. Aishah is experienced in Hospitality, Marketing and Content creation. Her superpower is ….staying cool, calm and collected.