On your way around London you may have spotted one of hundreds of amazing businesses in our arches – 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. 💖
Our arch property customers who are helping make a cleaner, greener London:
🍎 58Gin in Haggerston have launched a new range of gins, distilled in their arch, using wonky apples that might otherwise be discarded and foraged sloe berries.
🚲 Pedivan Sustainable Delivery Ltd in Tower Gateway use Pedivans for last mile deliveries instead of diesel vans, massively reducing their carbon footprint!
💦 Laura Sevenus Swimming Tuition in Stamford Brook use UV light sanitisation system to reduce the amount of chemicals needed to keep their water clean.
🍺 Signature Brew in Haggerston use a steam boiler which recycles excess heat between brewers in order to reduce energy use.
🛵 My Scooters and Motorcycles in Putney Bridge provide Londoners with electric scooter options from their Putney arch shop.
Our arch property customers who are helping make London healthier and happier:
💦 Active360 in Kew Bridge was part of “The Big Stand Up” for men’s health, paddle boarding the length of the Basingstoke Canal in support of men’s mental health.
👟 My Momentum Gym in Haggerston has provided online training through lockdown, but also made space for lots of one-to-one chats and mental health check ups, which greatly helped clients and local residents during lockdown.
🌹 Stennah and Hope in Hoxton is passionate about providing skills for young people, helping to create job opportunities for local people who are out of education or employment.
👶 Baby Bank Network in Hoxton aims to alleviate child poverty, support families in need whilst reducing waste and promoting reuse of items.
Our arch property customers who have showed resilience over the past year:
🍔 Prairie Fire in Wood Lane have adapted throughout the pandemic, offering DIY kits, deliveries nationwide and partnering with other like-minded small businesses to support each other throughout a difficult time.
🚘 Holland Park Autos have traded throughout the pandemic despite all of the difficulties, continuing to offer the same high quality offering to their clients and being a strong voice for local small businesses.
🎸 Bush Studios in Shepherd’s Bush have held strong and are ready to re-open for music lovers in London.
🍕 L’artista in Golders Green is a well know local Italian restaurant and pizzeria. They have struggled like many since the beginning of the pandemic and have had to adapt their business model whilst staying authentic. But adapting has always been what they do, first starting in a van before moving into a permanent restaurant
Our arch property customers who worked together and with others to help their community:
🎨 Afshin Naghouni in Ladbroke Grove is not only an amazing visual artist, but also works to promote the next generation and improve diversity and inclusion in the art world.
🩺 58Gin and Berber & Q are two tenants who have been supporting our frontline staff during the pandemic. 58Gin switched from its usual gin distilling to making hand sanitizer and supporting the NHS, and Berber & Q provided free meals for front line workers and local residents in the East End. They even collaborated on a hummus and cocktail offer for World Hummus Day!
☕️ Perky Blenders in Leytonstone and Signature Brew in Haggerston worked together to create a coffee based ale and a bespoke coffee blend! Signature Brew are also helping musicians and small venues get back on their feet with the offer of free beer!
🥘 Sticky Fingers Food, a catering and food delivery company based in Shoreditch, used their savoir-faire in providing free meals and services to the NHS.
🚘 Jack’s Garage in Ladbroke Grove have been fundraising tirelessly for people with disabilities, as well as working with the community throughout the pandemic.
🎄 Edwina Coe and her Absolutely No More Tangles dog grooming company in South Harrow worked with other local businesses to raise money to buy tools for a local Christmas appeal.
Celebrate Arch Day
Join us on Saturday 3rd 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. 🎉