You cyclists are everywhere. Taking inspiration from our resident cycling nutter, we bring you the best bars to take your bike in London town. Just don't go rocking up on your Boris bike, don't think it’s how this lot role. Have fun, and remember, always wear a helmet! x
En route to central London from the ever trendy East end of town this is a hot spot for café lovers and biker alike. The bike shop is in the corner and not only do they know their stuff, but they are also quick and efficient so you get to chill while they’re working on your wheels. This cool café has everything from freshly made stews , soups, homemade pies, salads and their legendary Guinness cake! Along with coffee, smoothies and juices they have Beavertown, Partizan and Kernel beers in the fridge. Fingers crossed next time you have a puncture you’re just round the corner.
49 Old Sreet, London, EC1V 9HX
Right in the centre of town, this place has squeezed in between the hip restaurants and drinking dens and is just about hidden from the tourists to bring you not only a café, but every bike lover’s dream. Two large screens show cartoons and old school bike races, there’s an old Citroen van in the corner and some mega cool cycle gear. This place ain’t for Boris bikers! They have bike racks to hook up your bike, and the guys at the back will fix your cycle problems. Their coffee tastes dreamy and if like us you’re in need of something stronger they have beers and wines by the glass. Whatever you do tuck into the delicious cakes, oh and sign the visitors book on your way out… Naturally.
85 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9ZN
South East and just off Crystal Palace Park these guys will sort you out with a bike fix and a coffee with cake while they’re working on it. They claim to have some of the best coffee south of the river, ideal if you're lagging on your wheels! Keep an eye on your bike by locking up to the in-house racks and take a break. Our kinda timeout.
2a Anerley Hill, London, SE19 2AA
This place has a super sweet little garden out the back, the café doesn’t offer that much but order a coffee and head outside whilst your wheels get fixed. They have wifi so you can work whilst you wait. Become a member of the place and you can run your bike through their tailor made bike wash. Who needs a car?
47 Barnsbury Street, London, N1 1TP
One of West London’s only spots to get your wheels sorted whilst kicking back with a coffee. Not only do they have a café with coffee from a cycling champ Magnus Backsted but they take the sport seriously with an in-house physio and sports therapy… Book in for a massage in between rides!
232 Upper Richmond Road West, London, SW14 8AG
Find these guys on the corner of Kingsland Road and Tottenham Road. If you see the Suzuki showroom you’re in the right place. Head out the back and you’ll find the café, it’s got that East London vibe with mis-match décor, hot baristas and old books. Ok so you won’t see a bicycle in sight but it’s still got a two wheel kinda vibe with the motorcycles out front. They’re big into their coffee serving up a mean cup of Square Mile and even do a banging poached egg with salted rocket. Vroom vroom!
507 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AU
Get your juice and health fix right here! This bike shop and café has to be one of the healthiest in town, their smoothies range from super to the ultimate, packed with antioxidants. They also have coco water, coffees and crepes . On the bike side of things they know what they’re doing, fixing, giving you bike advice on the spot and even have a juicer bike to for hire! It’s City of London side so could be perfectly en route to your way to work.
18A Pitfield St London, London, N1 6EY