Bethnal Green welcomes East London’s newest urban destination for night, day, work and play.
Tucked under 6 Victorian railway arches sits The Arches - a brand new day-to-night venue which champions locally sourced products, creative collaboration and sustainability. Under the umbrella of The Arches are 3 vibrant venues just a minutes walk from Bethnal Green underground and overground station- 640East, Taproom by Bethnal Green and DropYard.
Having put his name to Canary Wharf’s most desirable drinks destination, 640East, founder Ross Blake has made it his mission to project this success onto the newest 640East branch at The Arches. Occupying 2 arches, of which previously stood the ‘Bubble’s’ car wash, 640East serves specialty Caravan coffee from their signature upcycled shipping containers from 8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Think “coffee by day, beer by night and food for thought”.
From 5pm, 640East transforms into the ultimate urban bar filled with neon lights, mirrored walls, raw brick exteriors and original car-wash installations. Sit back and relax with a deserved drink in tow - take your pick from a rotating tap beer menu or the exclusive ‘Bubbles’ bar menu which features a substantial selection of sparkling Champagne, Cava and Wines. Suitable all year round, 640East allows you to shelter from the showers under the glimmering lights of the arches or soak up the sunshine in the hidden outdoor terrace - take your pick!
For all of the foodie fanatics, The Arches is certain to whet your appetite. From local pop-up food shops to resident chef takeovers and monthly supper clubs, The Arches is cooking up a storm which intends to showcase the very best local culinary talent. - watch this space for new mouthwatering menus and foodie firsts.
For craft beer lovers and pub quiz seekers, Taproom by Bethnal Green is a must. With over 24 locally sourced craft beers from One Mile End, Hackney Brewery, Redchurch, Crate and Five Points that range in flavours from peach to plum, Taproom by Bethnal Green needs to hop to the top of your to do list. Try your hand to beat the bar team at the weekly Wednesday pub quiz and get your hands on some complimentary craft prizes.
If you’re a freelancer, event planner or business manager, Drop Yard at The Arches demands your attention. With 2 arches and conference room facilities up for grabs, Drop Yard is available for event, workspace and business hire at the drop of a hat. Expect scrumptious supper clubs, foodie festivals, pop-star parties and yoga classes to be popping up at Drop Yard over the coming months.
About The Arches
Situated behind Bethnal Green underground station and housed underneath 6 Victorian railway arches is The Arches - East London’s latest day-to-night destination which boasts 3 brand new venues. Under the umbrella term, The Arches, exists 640East, Taproom by Bethnal Green and Drop Yard which are offering Londoners everything from coffee and croissants, sparkling wines to spirits and co-working spaces. Boasting 6 arches, 3 venues, 1 kitchen and an outdoor terrace, The Arches is the ideal destination for all demographics; families, friends, workers, colleagues and dogs are welcome to explore the endless options of this dynamic East London destination.
Railway Arches, 157-162 Malcolm Pl, Bethnal Green, London E2 0EU