When Broadgate Circle was first conceived, its open-air ice rink was the first of its kind in Britain (and was a charming link to its 12th century history, when local youths would skate across the famous frozen marsh in winter). However, for the first few years of its existence, it remained an isolated pitstop featuring a lonely post office and golf shop.
By lowering its centre in 2015, Broadgate Circle was transformed into a must-visit food and drink destination as cafes and restaurants including Jose Pizarro and Yauatcha City took over its new retail spaces – a radical departure to the existing financial occupiers which surrounded it. Now, it’s synonymous with London’s thriving foodie scene hosting pop-ups including the London Restaurant Festival, live music and more. It’s set to evolve in even more exciting ways with the arrival of 100 Liverpool Street in 2020.