Aldgate East is a London Underground station located between Aldgate and Whitechapel in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The station is in Travelcard Zone 1. It is on the Hammersmith & City line between Liverpool Street and Whitechapel, and the District line between Tower Hill and Whitechapel.
The station is currently undergoing refurbishment, with the platform walls being entirely retiled. However, when Metronet collapsed in the Summer of 2007, all work at Aldgate East was halted. This included the retiling of the station platforms and the refurbishment of the east ticket hall, which reopened on 31 March 2009. On the platforms, some areas of tile have been removed without being replaced, exposing the concrete beneath, whereas in other places the walls are still clad in pale yellow tiles. Ticket barriers control access to all platforms.