The 5 best cycle cafes in London

1) Rapha Cycle Club

Rapha has become something of a cult amongst road cyclists lately, and this stylish London HQ is the place to come if you want to see the entire range of their high-end clothing in one place. Head into the cafe area where TV screens show live cycle racing. The glass-topped tables have vintage cycling memorabilia on display.

interior of Rapha Cycle Club London

2) Look Mum No Hands!

LMNH was one of the first cycle cafes and it’s still one of the best. The cafe is excellent, providing coffee, fresh food, pastries and craft ales. There’s a workshop for repairs and they sell a branded range of caps, socks, tees and jerseys. During the Tour de France LMNH is en fête – it’s the best place to come and watch the racing.

people at Look Mum No Hands! cafe

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3) Pearson Performance Cycling

Pearson is the world’s oldest bicycle business, dating back to 1860. Their state-of-the-art premises, ideally located close to Richmond Park, includes a cafe that is serious about its coffee and performance snacks. Pearson manufactures its own range of bikes and offers a precision bikefitting service and repair workshop.

bikes at London Velo

4) Cadence Performance

The aim of this centre is to improve a cyclist’s riding performance by offering bike fittings, training programmes, fitness testing, coaching and nutritional advice. There’s a great cafe for filling up on artisan coffee, cakes and energy bars.

Cadence Performance Cycle cafe

5) Machine

Machine is a valuable community hub for cyclists in Bermondsey, providing a well-stocked bike shop and repair service combined with a pit stop for Monmouth coffees and pastries. They organise weekend rides and show the big bike races. Quirky details include bar stools with Brooks leather saddles for seats, tables fashioned from wheels and sandwiches named after cycling greats.

interior and products at Machine bike shop in London

97 Tower Bridge Road, Southbank

+44 (0)20 7407 4287

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