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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Venue Details & Map
Lock 7 Cycle Cafe
129 Pritchards RoadBethnal GreenLondonE2 9AP
- +44 (0)20 7739 3042
- Public transport:
- Cambridge Heath, National Railway
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
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
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
The urgent need for a particular bike part and the proximity of Lock 7 saw me giving them a second chance, this time as a cycle shop rather than a cafe. What a difference in service!
They didn't have the exact part in stock (the bike section of Lock 7 is pretty small), but they did have a slightly-inferior-but-adequate alternative to hand. I'd have been happy to make do, but they actually...more
The idea of Lock 7 is great, a bike shop and café in one. Its convenient, as you can sit and relax while you wait for the repairs to be done. The shop is well situated on Regents Canal, in the heart of a café and bike loving community.
I have only taken my bike in for minor surgery, but found it to be very reasonably priced. Its not often you can get any repairs done on your bike for 4...more