Local Community


Welcome to our neighbourhood.

An area view of the GCLC neighbourhood
An area view of the GCLC neighbourhood

Welcome to our neighbourhood. The Aldgate East Tube station is the closest to GCLC providing a 5 minutes ride to Central London. Studying at GCLC means access to a world-class transportation network and easy access to all that is on offer in the heart of London. We are close to some of London’s most iconic landmarks including The Tower of London, The Shard and, of course, Tower Bridge itself. Countless transport hubs are also right on our doorstep, with London City Airport being just 30 minutes away.

The City Hall which houses the Mayor of London's office
The City Hall which houses the Mayor of London’s office

City Hall Building

The City Hall Building houses the London mayor’s office – a slanting beehive-like building on the side of the Thames, is free for the public to visit. Designed by Foster + Partners, the building bears similarities to the Reichstag in Berlin, which was renovated by the same architectural firm, like the large spiraling ramp inside.


Principal Tower

The Principal Tower
The Principal Tower
The Principal Tower - Area view
The Principal Tower – Area view
The Principal Tower – Entrance






Everything about Principal Tower just screams luxury. Expect all of the best amenities and finishes, easy access to all of London and, of course, those unrivalled views. It’s about as good as it gets for central London living. The Tower is located in the Shoreditch – Liverpool Street area of London. It is a residential landmark is made up of 301 units, including spacious one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as some outlandish penthouse living spaces with envy-inducing terraces and interiors.  It is a beast that towers up into the City’s skyline.

The Tower is some 10 minutes from GCLC’s E1 centre. Residents can easily walk into the City of London for shopping or dining,  enjoy the multi-cultural happenings in the Shoreditch area. Residents also benefit from amenities such as a 24-hour concierge service, a lap pool, spa, a state-of-the-art gym, large cinema, and a private lounge


The Gherkin

The Gherkin in London
The Gherkin in London
Look at the world from the top of The Gherkin in London

The Gherkin is another monumental feature in GCLC’s neighbourhood. Here,  corporate power brokers from all industries wager deals. It is officially called 30 St Mary Axe and its now one of the most famous, if not the most famous building, on the UK skyline. It takes the shape of a cucumber and has been best been described as “a towering rocket ship ready to launch”. It is simply a magnificent building inside and out. At the higher floors, you are greater with stunning views out across the square mile itself, spanning over towards its older brother, Canary Wharf and then across the rest of the capital.