Welcome to our EC3 London website. My partner and I are residents of EC3 and have lived here since 2005. We love the area and with me being a City of London Guide we wanted to develop a website devoted to everything about EC3.
As we construct the site we want to pull together information on the history and development of the area, its amazing buildings old and new, its green spaces, its people and its future.
If you have snippets of information you feel would be of interest to others, please contact us.
London’s EC3 postcode district is bounded by Mansell Street and the Tower of London to the east, the River Thames to the south, London Bridge and Threadneedle Street to the west and Houndsditch to the north.
It is located in the south east corner of the City of London and includes the Monument, Aldgate, Cornhill, Fenchurch Street, Gracechurch Street, Leadenhall Street, Lombard Street, Mincing Lane and Pudding Lane.
EC3 also includes a small part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, notably the Tower of London and what was the site of the Royal Mint.
The majority of EC3 falls within, what was once, the Roman city of Londinium and surviving sections of the Roman wall, that encircled the City, can be seen near Tower Hill.
For over 500 years the district has been at the heart of banking, insurance and international trade and was, until well into the twentieth century, the maritime quarter of the City of London.
It’s also home to Lloyd’s of London who are housed in a building, designed by architect Richard Rogers, which continues to fascinate people more than 30 years after it was completed.
This is not only an area of immense historic interest. It is here you will find the City of London’s tallest contemporary buildings. EC3 is home to the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater, the Walkie Talkie and the Scalpel.