What’s going on around Liverpool Street

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Liverpool Street Station is one of the main transport hubs in London with millions of people passing through every year.

Served by both regional and mainline train services and the Underground it can be a hugely busy terminus. Sitting on the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Tube lines it is accessible from pretty much every corner of the capital. The station is also a great place to be based around when staying in London.

The location of Liverpool Street Station makes it the perfect destination for tourists. It lies within walking distance of both the trendy and quirky Shoreditch as well as the City of London. Whether people are arriving for business or pleasure there is so much to see and do around this major transport hub.

With the likes of the Barbican Centre and Leadenhall Market not too far away, there will always be some kind of event going on. Here are just a few suggestions of what to enjoy if you are staying around Liverpool Street.

Shaun in the City – Broadgate, EC2M 2BL (March 28th to May 25th)

Shaun the Sheep has come to London. Around 50 giant models of this lovable Wallace & Gromit character have been dotted around the capital to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity. Starting at Broadgate in the City of London, a short walk from Liverpool Street people can go on the Shaun in the City trail to find all the statues.

Designed by celebrities and artists alike, Shaun is in various disguises around the City, see if you can spot them all.

Current Affairs At The Bishopgate Institute – 230 Bishopgate, EC2M (June 16th, 23rd, 30th, July 7th, 14th and 21st)

If you are looking for something a little more cultured than Shaun the Sheep then head to the Bishopgate Institute. Over June and July, the iconic building will be the venue to a series of lively discussions.

Paula Kitching will be hosting a series of debates on current affairs which change every week. Topics are generated by the public as they tackle the pertinent issues of the time. The Bishopgate Institute is only a couple of minute’s walk from Liverpool Street, making it an ideal place to spend an afternoon.

Justice, Money, Power: A 21st Century Magna Carta: Talk – Bishopgate, EC2M (July 8th)

Another one of London’s enlightening talks is Justice, Money, Power: A 21st Century Magna Carta: Talk which chart the City of London’s role in the events that led to the Magna Carta creation in 1215.

This special talk will represent the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.