Look Mum No Hands: London's Bike Cafes
Biking-themed cafes are becoming popular as practical social gathering spots.
London's cycling culture is becoming increasingly popular by the day, and with a new bike-sharing scheme launching this month, the city, notorious for its vehicular traffic, can breathe a sigh of relief. Its no surprise then, that bike cafes such as Rapha Cycle Club and Lock 7 are among the city's popular hangouts.
The latest entrant in London's Bike Cafes is Look Mum No Hands, a bar, cafe and bike workshop all rolled into one that has already become a haven for serious bike addicts who bring their machines for repairs, and commuters who simply want to use the free Wi-Fi or eat snacks and salads while watching live screenings of cycle races. Look Mum No Hands has an interesting decor, with vintage bikes and heirloom tomatoes on display in the windows, and a few desks and benches for furniture. The bar is stocked with microbrews from all over Europe, and hosts weekly route planning sessions and bicycle film nights.