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19 March 2010

Local to Trim- Cheshire Street E2

Cheshire street in the 1960's.

Trim loves editing, that's why we do it. But we also realise that it's important to step outside from time to time. We are extremely lucky to have plenty of great places on our doorstep.

At the weekend Cheshire street is a cosy alternative to bigger, louder, more distracting Brick Lane. And it's only 4 minutes walk away from Trim. At the risk of sounding like the Lonely Planet Guide, these are some of the reasons Cheshire Street is a great destination for a stroll.

The Pub- The Carpenters Arms was once famously owned by the Kray twins. It reopened a couple of years ago, and is a good place for a post editing pint (Pun not intended!). Apparently the single doorway facing the bar was a concious design feature to ensure that Ronnie and Reggie always knew who was coming and going. Thankfully these days it's under new management, and you're likely to leave in one piece.

The Shops- There are lots of shops selling art and other interesting things. We know it's not cool to admit to shopping anymore... But buying a print or an eco- friendly bird feeder won't hurt anyone right? And everyone needs shoes. We like to support our local economy anyway. Our favorite shops are Shelf for innovative ceramics, textiles and gifts including the cool plaster letters Paul bought to spell out TRIM. Mi Mi makes and sells elegant handmade wallets and bags, Labour and Wait has surprisingly tempting retro style kitchen utensils, and Dragana Perisic is great for gorgeous women's shoes and clothes. Cheshire street is also home to vintage clothing giant Beyond Retro, and the original Taylor Taylor hair dressing salon.

The History- Cheshire Street runs along Braithwaite Viaduct, one of the oldest railway viaducts in the world. We're wondering if it will come back into use later this year when Shoreditch High Street Tube Station opens at the top of Bethnal Green Road. If you stand in Grimsby street, just off Cheshire street, you can see the original brick work of the old viaduct. Maybe we are a bit strange, but things like old brickwork get us all excited, especially when we are skipping down Cheshire street in our new shoes!

Esska shoes from Dragana Perisic, 30 Cheshire Street. http://www.draganaperisic.com/

Distance: 4 min walk from Trim
Map: Copy Cheshire Street E2 into Google Maps. http://maps.google.co.uk/
(As a business blog we aren't allowed to put the map here, sorry! Google could smite us. )

Shopping Info: www.weebirdy.com/shopping-on-cheshire-street/
(A lovely style blog with details of the shops in Cheshire street.)