Arches & industrial

We are proud to manage 800 arches across London, providing space to amazing businesses and contributing to our local communities. Arches are a great place for business; whether for testing new ideas, manufacturing, fixing, offices, commercial kitchens, swimming pools, the opportunities are limited only by your business idea. As a consumer, we want you to support your local arches and as a business, we'd love to hear your plans.

Love Your Local Arches

Transport for London's railway arches are home to a wide range of businesses, from bakeries in Hoxton to garages in Ladbroke Grove, dog groomers in South Harrow to gyms in Putney. We are proud to call these businesses our customers and it is our aim to help them to thrive and for us, together, to contribute to our local communities and the success of the city. 

The challenges of the past year cannot be over stated and we have been working hard to support our customers with financial, emotional and practical support. It is part of our commitment to work with our customers as partners and to grow together. The value that our arch customers generate for their local communities and for London is huge and they need our continued support as we build our recovery from the pandemic. 

You can help by visiting our arches and using these businesses. And if you are a business looking for a new home, get in touch with us and we'd love to hear about your plans at businessdevelopment@tfl.gov.uk.

For more information about just some of our arch customers go to the Made by TfL blog.

Where are my closest arches?

We have arches all around London, but here are a few locations to look out for:

  • East Putney
  • Golders Green
  • Haggerston
  • Hammersmith
  • Hoxton
  • Kew Bridge north side
  • Kew Bridge south side
  • Kilburn
  • Ladbroke Grove
  • Latimer Road
  • Putney Bridge
  • Ravenscourt Park
  • Shepherd's Bush
  • Shoreditch
  • South Harrow
  • Stamford Brook

We're here to help you and your business be a success - and will consider a wide range of uses for our unique spaces.

If you see a space that you are interested in, please get in touch with the listed agent to find out more.

Find out about how to apply to work with us on our Applying for a tenancy page. There's also information on leases, rents and how we will consider your application.


Case studies

Turning Earth studio

Turning Earth Ceramics

Two railway arches in Hoxton are the home of a creative hub at the heart of the community. Turning Earth Ceramics hosts a ceramic studio which is open to everyone.

Since opening, they've delivered almost 1,000 ceramics courses and welcomed more than 2,000 users to their studio. 

Shoreditch London venue in arches

Shoreditch London

Shoreditch London has been hosting events in their Shoreditch railway arch venues since 2006.

Shoreditch Studios on Bateman's Row is popular for tech events, conferences, hackathons, wedding ceremonies and receptions. Kachette on Old Street regularly hosts product launches, gaming events, pop-ups, corporate and private parties. Both venues are versatile blank canvas spaces.