Antics in the Alley 


The Cheyne Lane Gang

Plan your visit to include Cheyne Lane today and meet our neighbours in the lovely shops, eateries and services here...

Cheyne Lane (pronounced "Chainey")

Stamford is characterised by its little lanes filled with independent shops and cafes. Cheyne Lane is one of these. 

There are no real clues as to the meaning of "Cheyne" although some earlier origins of the word suggest that it pertains 

to "oak trees", or more specifically "Oak-hearted". Certainly it could be someone's name as many such lanes took the names of renowned local business people.

Cheyne Lane is where you can find 

Hoptroff & Lee Antiques in the Alley....just off the High Street between Jack Wills and Oasis. Or if you are at the opposite end of the lane on St Mary's Street you can walk up between Chez Soi and The Cheese Cellar. 

You can also access Cheyne Lane through Stamford Walk by walking under the archway! 

Cheyne Lane is a direct thoroughfare from the large car parks on Bath Row and Wharf Road. You can walk right past Hoptroff & Lee on your way into town! Look out for the Cheyne Lane street sign and the various wall signs advertising our businesses.

Cheyne Lane is a thriving community that works together to ensure your enjoyment. 


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Kitchen Deli Coffee

No.5. Cheyne Lane

Chris, Steve and Carly say...

"Pop in for breakfast, coffee and cake, lunches and afternoon tea".

Right next door to Hoptroff & Lee! Come in for a while to consider that purchase at the antiques shop next door!


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Anna Couture

No. 17c St.Mary's St.

(shop entrance in Cheyne Lane)

Anna's wedding dresses, prom gowns, handbags, and jewellery will amaze you. She also performs sewing alterations by appointment! Anna has a second shop in St.Martin's for your continued delight!


No.3a. Cheyne Lane

Our newest addition to the gang! 

Fabulous authentic Italian cafe, bar and restaurant right next door to Hoptroff & Lee. Leo, and the guys here, bid you a warm welcome! 

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Stamford Hair Studio

No.5a Cheyne Lane

Jacob and Anna outside Stamford Hair Studio.

The Stamford Cheese and Wine Cellar

No. 17 St. Mary's St., on the lower corner of Cheyne Lane.

Peter and Karen provide a warm welcome with the latest gins, wines, whiskies, ales, Havana Cigars, cheeses, meats, mediterranean gift/kitchen ware and much more.

Envy Hair Design

No. 17b St. Mary's St.

(salon on Cheyne Lane)

Nicki offers hair design to the highest standard!

Graffiti Beauty

No. 5a Cheyne Lane

Within The Stamford Hair Studio.

Caroline offers nail work, make-up and aromatherapy.

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Cheyne Lane on a quiet morning

On busy days this is a thriving thoroughfare between the car parks and the High Street.

Cheyne Lane looking towards High Street

At this end of the lane you can walk beneath the overhanging timber-framed buildings of times gone by.

Cheyne Lane looking towards St Mary's St.

At the end of the lane, bear right for St Mary's church 

and the town bridge.