Love your local arches

On your way around London you may have spotted one of hundreds of amazing local arch businesses. You may have even stopped by for coffee or fresh bread! 😋

From mechanics to music studios, these businesses make a huge contribution towards making London the vibrant thriving city we love.

Without further ado, we’d love to introduce you to some of our arch property customers who help make the environment cleaner and greener, make us healthier and happier, and help local communities prosper. 💖

Sustainability champions 💚

Improving ESG (environmental and social governance) is high on the agenda for us and London as a whole. Here are some of our arch businesses who are going green 👇🏾

📦 Pedivan Sustainable Delivery is a courier service that keeps thousands of London’s businesses going. And with their 100% electric fleet being powered by renewable energy, Pedivan is going the extra mile to fulfil their customers deliveries whilst bringing down emissions and congestion. Look out for their cargo bikes on a cycle lane near you!

🔨 MP Moran supplies building materials to customers all over London and Hertfordshire. They are making considerable efforts to reduce packaging waste and transport emissions. This family-run business also trains their staff to ensure that their environmental policies are applied across all of their sites.

Community partners 🤝

Man standing at the till at Fabrique Bakery

Our arch tenants bring so much creativity and character to London and help shape the amazing communities around the capital. Fabrique Bakery and Berber & Q are a few of the businesses that specialise in bringing people together 👇🏾

🥐 Fabrique Bakery in Hoxton utilises the very best ingredients and traditional methods to produce their Swedish baked goods. Their super-tasty cardamom buns and coffee mean you can find them in Stockholm and New York City too!

🍔 During the height of the pandemic, Berber & Q provided free meals for front line workers and residents in the East End. After the devastating 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquake, Berber & Q rallied together to organise the East London Earthquake Fund. They raffled prizes from themselves, Planque, The Sea and 58 & Co.

Putting the customer first 👌🏼

MOT test bay at CB Motors

So many businesses go above and beyond to deliver fantastic customer service. Here are some who put the customer at the forefront of their work 👇🏾

🚗 CB Motors is a family-run car garage serving Golders Green, Hampstead, and Hendon. They opened more than 50 years ago with just one arch and one mechanic. They are members of Trust My Garage and the Retail Motor Industry Federation Independent Garage Association.

🚙 With more than 70 years of experience in car maintenance and repairs, United City Motors know what they’re doing. Not only is their garage family-run but their old-school approach has won themselves a loyal customer base.

Innovation 🆕

People training in Crossfit Putney

The fast-paced nature of London means business and communities are constantly evolving and changing. CrossFit Putney are change-makers; introducing new technologies, products and services! 🏋️

Like many other businesses during the pandemic, CrossFit Putney worked hard to adapt to the working and social patterns of its customers. As well as introducing hybrid memberships, they now have physio and nutritional advice available on site. They have opened a café and offer a variety of classes including post-partum training.

Wellbeing 🧘🏾

Whether it is physical or mental, health and wellbeing is close to our hearts. TripSpace showcase their energy and enthusiasm by caring for us all.

TripSpace’s mantra is to ‘connect with the body … liberate the mind and nourish the soul’. There are 12 types of yoga flows you can learn including Rocket, Vinyasa and Ashtanga. And if meditation and dance are what you are looking for, you can find that here too. With classes 7 days a week, there is a discipline.

New businesses 😍

Servers behind green tiled counter at Bergamot cafe

We love seeing new businesses thrive. Here we’re showcasing the new kids on the block and celebrating how they are helping to support growth of local businesses across the capital 👇🏾

👰🏽‍♀️ A brief foray through Sally Bean Couture’s website will leave you stunned. Sally’s bespoke bridal gown are works of art encompassing every shape, style, and size. Her inspiring notebook details the intricate design and fitting process.

🎨 Graffiti Life opened their arch in Spring 2023 as a collective of professional wall mural painters. Graffiti Life’s client list is full of instantly recognisable brands such as Disney and Microsoft but their community work, in aid of charities such as Great Ormond Street and Greenpeace, makes them a truly special addition to the TfL Estate.

🍺 From quiz nights to stand-up comedy, Great Beyond’s Hoxton taproom plays host to revellers near and far, seeking out the latest and greatest brews. Pop by for a game of scrabble with your friends, surrounded by some beautiful greenery sourced locally at Columbia Road.

☕️ Bergamot is a new family-run café that opened in Wood Lane in 2023. Not only do they serve fantastic coffees and teas, but they showcase handcrafted goods created by young Iranian artists.

In for the long haul 👏🏼

We are so fortunate to have worked with some of our tenants for a very long time! Here we are the businesses who have weathered all sorts of changes to continue to run successfully 👇🏾

🛠️ Archway Motors have called our arches home for near 30 years. They specialise in providing car repairs, servicing, and MOTs for their local Fulham community.

⚙️ Holland Park Autos successfully traded throughout the pandemic despite all of the difficulties. They offer high-quality customer service to their clients and continue to be a strong voice for local small businesses.

Like what you see?

Kilburn arches under construction

We hope to renew and reimagine some of Kilburn’s historic arches shortly. We want to transform these arches into a thriving, diverse hub for businesses and the local community to enjoy.

Find out more and have your say!

Celebrate Arch Day

Join us on Saturday 8 July to celebrate Arch Day! 🎉

Our friends at The Arch Co. and Network Rail are sharing the love for our arch businesses and the contributions they make towards their local communities. 

Don’t forget to share your visit with #LoveYourLocalArches

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