Delectable delights...

Award winning cafes include La Madeleine, The Rocket, No.10, The Den, Moka bar and Nutters. There's The Litchfield Vaults and The Grapes if the pub is more your scene. Amazing independent food and drink specialists like Mousetrap Cheese and Fodder can be found, you're spoilt for choice for quality food.

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Fashion and jewellery....

Ladies won't know where to start with fashion from View, Robes, Vintage Couture, Hat Trick & Foot Note, Cherry Savidge, and Artisan, and the men can get some quality from Calandras. There's wonderful jewellery from Colin Osbourne, John McKellar, Mike Gell as well as other lovely bits from Ambience.

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Latest News from The IQ!

The Weeping Window looks Fantastic!

It's been amazing to see the progression of the weeping window to the Cathedral!   Don't forget to come and visit the IQ while you're here.

Mousetrap on the One Show

There was great excitement when Claire Knowles, owner of Mousetrap Cheese was filmed for the One Show!

Spring is here!

The new seasons stock has hit the stores in the Independent quarter. Theres some gorgeous items to be had.

Three Choirs Festival and more filming!

The Three Choirs festival was a great success with The IQ packed out by all of the music lovers, many of the cafe's and restaurants opened late to accomodate the influx of visitors.

Also visiting were Michael Burke and Brian Turner who popped into Mousetrap Cheese to do a bit of filming.

Gifts and homes

You can find cards and a great gift range in Ambience and gifts and homeware from La Madeleine homestore and No28 fabrics and interiors. The New curiosity shop is the place to go for something unique or antique.

Treat yourself

Massage, personal care, haircuts and many a lovely treatment are available from Elle Martin, Escape, Peter Prosser, Lookers and Beautiful Spirit. Treat yourself to some 'me' time.

Fabric and Sewing

Doughtys is a wonderful treasure trove of material and sewing. There are two shops to choose from, one tucked in Cappuchin Yard (next to Mousetrap) and the other on Church Street. If you'd like someone else to do the work, visit Sew Unique on East Street, they've been making things fit for 20 years!

Every city has it’s own story, it’s own identity

Church Street came into existence in c.800AD. It emerges in the written records of the city in the late 13th century as ‘Cabochelone’ or Cabbage Lane. Unlike the position of cabbage today, the privileged Norman/French churchmen ate their meat with choice vegetables like the ‘cabbage’ which would have been purchased in the street, along with exotic herbs and spices.

Cabbage Lane later became known as Capuchine Lane and latterly Church Street. The first Herefordshire Directory of 1835 lists 26 distinct trades and specialists such as a butcher, baker, fishmonger, tailor, bookseller and milliner. Church Street was a street of commerce and refinement – a position it still holds today.