What’s on Guide: London Liverpool Street

June 4, 2024
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If you are planning an upcoming trip to our Great St Helen Hotel, we’ve gathered together a list of the must-visit places in the local area. Our hotel is located behind the Gherkin, and you’ll find dozens of shops and restaurants within a few minutes of the hotel.


Liverpool Street is now home to the country’s first Eataly. If you aren’t familiar with this popular chain, it’s an Italian themed department store with dining and shopping. The store has three restaurants and various bars to visit, and it’s the ideal spot for lunch or dinner during your trip. Make sure you reserve a table in advance, as it’s one of the most popular places with locals and visitors to the Liverpool Street area.

The Gherkin

The Gherkin doesn’t usually allow visitors into the building unless you have a booking for the restaurant or bar. Visit the Helix restaurant or the Iris bar, which are located on the top floors of the building and offer you incredible views over the buildings and hotels in London. If you are looking to treat yourself after a challenging year, this is a wonderful place to celebrate near Liverpool Street.

Visit 110 Bishopsgate

Previously known as Heron Tower, this building is the country’s third tallest skyscraper. You’ll enjoy amazing views from both of the restaurants in the building, including Sushi Samba or Duck and Waffle. Make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment, as both restaurants are extremely popular, especially at weekends.

Old Spitalfields Market

Whether you are looking for souvenirs to take home to your friends and family or just somewhere to enjoy a nice lunch, head to Old Spitalfields Market. It’s a popular spot with tourists and locals alike, and it’s open every day of the week. There are plenty of great dining options here, so you’ll find something to cater to everyone in your party’s tastes.

Broadgate Circle

Another excellent dining spot in the area is Broadgate Circle, which is ideal for lunch or dinner during your stay at our Great St Helen Hotel near Liverpool Street. Dine on tapas at José Pizarro or enjoy drinks and lunch at The Botanist. Also, check out the fun interactive art installation called The Leaping Hare located in the area. If you forget any essentials for your trip, you’ll find a good selection of stores here too.


For anyone looking to enjoy some of London’s best nightlife, head to Shoreditch. Bars in London have started to fully reopen and offer long opening hours during the weekends. Shoreditch is just a ten-minute walk from our hotel, and you’ll enjoy admiring some of the city’s best street art. If you are staying with us over the weekend, don’t miss visiting the Flower Market on Columbia Road every Sunday.

As you can see, there’s so much to see and do around our Great St Helen Hotel in Liverpool Street during your next stay. When choosing from our selection of hotels in London, you’ll find this to be the perfect location for anyone who is looking for a great spot for dining and shopping in London.

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