Lock 7 Cycle Cafe


Lock 7 was the first cycle cafe in London, opened in 2008 by two local residents Kathryn Burgess and Lee King who were inspired by a trip to Copenhagen.

Since then, over nine similar ventures have set up in London adopting the concept of a cycle friendly environment to relax, eat, drink and get your bicycle repaired and buy some accessories. Lock 7 are proud to have been part of the cycling renaissance currently taking place in London, and have been featured in numerous magazines and documentaries around the world.

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Lock 7 Cycle Cafe

129 Pritchards Road
Bethnal Green
E2 9AP
+44 20 7739 3042
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Yelp Reviews

3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Lock 7 Cycle Cafe

1.0 out of 5 20 August 2015
by Bike K.

They broke my bicycle because I didn't want to pay them extra for work they already should have carried out.

I left my bicycle with them as they hadn't completed the initial work properly. They told me that after 4 days it would be fixed at no extra cost.

4 days later I go to collect it - it wasn't ready.

I got a call later that day telling me they wouldn't fix the problem after all and...more

4.0 out of 5 9 May 2014
by Therese L.

Yet another bicycle café. These places are ruining my dreams (I've wanted to open one for the longest time!)

Nestled on the canal opposite Broadway Market, this place is not my first choice but it's great to come by and get a bike checkup, a flat fixed or a wheel trued and sip on an espresso in your yellow jersey and Brooklyn gum cap. Don't worry, no one is judging you.

I haven't eaten here...more

5.0 out of 5 11 December 2013
by Ian C.

Fast, reliable, reasonably priced. Lately I've taken my 5 year old's bike I found in a skip AND my own precious track bike that I wanted rebuilt to this shop. I've found helpful, knowledgeable and honest opinions and excellent work on each occasion. Stah, the chief mechanic, formerly of Brick Lane Bikes, is straight up & laconic. If you think he's being rude (see earlier comments) maybe think...more

4.0 out of 5 3 June 2011
by Lizzie S.

So Tinker II is a zippy little thing but unfortunately last weekend she got a flat and I had to sort her out with a new front shoe. I rolled here into Lock 7 bright and early on Sunday and within 5 minutes we established that it was not just going to be inner tubes but a whole front tyre that needed replacing. I left my number and they said they would call me when it was done.

less than 30...more

4.0 out of 5 26 January 2011
by Mei L.

Let's set the scene for our drama:

Our Protagonist: Mei, East London resident. Suffering from a flat tire on her beloved Brompton bicycle and an evil stepmother (or at least one of the above). Hoping to get across London this afternoon on her bicycle.

Enter Our Villain: Mainstream Bicycle Shop.

MEI: Hi, how much to fix a puncture on my Brompton?

VILLAIN: £5 for the parts, £10 for labour....more

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