In September 2024, the Fashion Retail Academy will be moving to our new campus at Electra House, Moorgate.
Finsbury Circus Gardens is just behind Electra House. This green space is the perfect place to enjoy lunch on a sunny day.
There are also lots of shops and cafes just outside our new building including M&S, Pret, Boots and Caffe Nero
Broadgate Circle shopping centre is next to Liverpool Street Station, less than a five-minute walk from Electra House. It has lots of restaurants, cafes and bars including The Body Shop, Space NK, Beany Green, Franco Manca, and Grind coffee.
To the South
Cheapside is just a 10-minute walk towards St Paul's Cathedral, with branches of Lush, Superdrug, Boots, Pret and Starbucks. You'll also find One New Change here, with shops including Zara, H&M and Accessorize.
Why not buy your lunch and eat in the sunny church garden at St Paul's?
To the West
10 minutes to the west of Electra House is the Barbican Centre. The largest performing arts centre in Europe, you can see concerts, theatre shows and art exhibitions here. There's also a cinema and library.
The Brutalist estate and wildflower garden also make a great spot for project photoshoots! You could also book free tickets to the Barbican Conservatory, an indoor glasshouse full of tropical plants.
To the North
Around a 10-minute walk to the North-East of Moorgate, you can find Spitalfields Market. One of London's famous flea markets, it also has independent street food stands and shops including The Plant Warehouse and Benefit.
The cool vibes of Shoreditch are just a 15-minute walk or one stop on the Northern line from Moorgate. Here you can find trendy bars like Ballie Ballerson, Simmons and Barrio.
To the East
Leadenhall Market is a 10-minute walk from Electra House. There are branches of Pizza Express, Tortilla and Nando's at this famous covered market - which also features in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!
The Garden at 120 is also just a 10-minute walk. This free rooftop garden has amazing views of London, and you can take your own food up. Or you can see London from Sky Garden at the top of the Walkie-Talkie building. It's free, but you need to book a ticket in advance.