The Bike Shed is the the heart of Central East London, near Old Street, Liverpool, Street, Shoreditch and Hoxton on the junction of Old Street and Shoreditch High Street, hidden in plain sight under the mainline railway bridge.
The nearest tube is Old Street. Spitalfields Market, Brick lane, The Old Truman Brewery Columbia Road Market and Broadway Market are all within walking distance.
We are open seven days a week from 10am on weekdays, and 9am on weekends, till 11pm. We do have a BSMC membership but you do not have to be a member to visit us, or eat, drink or shop with us.
We have permanent parking for around 25 bikes at a time in our private road under the neon-lit entrance, and on really busy days we can sometimes open up an arch to let another 50+ bikes park inside.
While our private parking drive and arches are safer than parking on the street, it’s not 100% secure so we do ask you to not only look out for your own bike, but also for other people’s – and for anyone suspicious on the premises. Bike thieves often look like bike thieves; most commonly 2 teens on one scooter hanging around looking out of place, or riders leaving their helmets on (we have 16 CCTV cameras). If you see this inform a member of staff. If you lock your bike up (please feel free to do so), please make sure you’ve parked considerately and that you don’t leave the premises in case we have any need to move bikes around.
If we do ever get full there is a Motorcycle Parking Bay about 50 yards up the road outside the Old Town Hall, with 4 more motorcycle bays on Hoxton Square and free parking on Hackney Road on single yellow lines at advertised times (check signs). There’s also a loading bay right outside the venue, under the bridge, where you can park for free expect during restricted hours and days.
However, please don’t use the Bike Shed as a public car park while you go shopping or to work, etc. Parking is for customers only, and we do expect visitors to remain in the venue while their bikes are here. If you do have an emergency and need to leave your bike unattended for any reason, find the manager, ask permission and leave your keys with us.
BEHAVIOUR & RULES
We hate rules, but now that we have a proper place with neighbours and a local authority to consider, we do have to ask people not to be twats, make unnecessary noise or ride like an idiot anywhere near the venue. We also want to make sure we are welcoming to all our non-biking visitors and customers.
Our main entrance is on a red-route in one of London’s busiest places and people live near by. Also, there’s CCTV everywhere and the Police are always around. Get us into trouble and you’ll be asked to leave. So – if you want to show-off your stunting skills or loud pipes, please go somewhere else.
We’d also ask you not to drink and ride, but (as mentioned above) that doesn’t mean you can leave your bike with us overnight. We’re not an NCP and we won’t look after your pride and joy. No locks when you park please.