Look out for ‘Watch House’ speciality coffee shops

Watch House Coffee started life at a small yet cosy ‘watch house’ on London’s famous Bermondsey Street, historically a shelter for men guarding St Mary Magdalane Church graveyard at night. Further locations followed at a former spice factory near Tower Bridge and on Fetter Lane in the City, where you can enjoy your coffee under its long grass roof and leafy ceiling.

Partner Charles Hodder has been working with Watch House Coffee over the past two years, advising them on their commercial leases; most recently on the Fetter Lane site.

Menkind’s new pop-up store in Manchester

Menkind started in 2001 as a gift shop that offered ‘I’d-really-like-that-for-myself’ kind of gifts. The gift and gadget store continues to grow and expand with the acquisition of tech brand RED5. The brand now has 66 stores across the UK.

To see what’s instore, or to buy online. Click here.

Giggling Squid opens in Cambridge

In September, Partner Stephanie Kierans helped Giggling Squid open their 37th restaurant yet in the Old Library on Wheeler Street in Cambridge.

The opening marks a new chapter for the beautiful building which has been exquisitely decorated by the co-founder, Pranee Laurillard, taking inspiration from Thai traditions. This is the restaurant chain’s largest premises to date and reflects their ambition to continue with their expansion plans.

To find your local Giggling Squid, click here.