Food, music and motorcycles. All under one roof

Life is about three things folks. Food. Motorcycles. Music. They have an aura about them that can take you to places no other substitute would do, and the solitude you find in each one of them can become hypnotic. And if you can find all of these under the same roof, a roof that once primarily used to store tobacco at the beginning of the 19th century, you do not need permission from your mother to get there.

Called ‘The Bike Shed’, this restaurant/café/lounge plays host to Europe’s biggest and best independent annual motorcycle show. Custom motorcycles, art, photography, live music, bars, great coffee, quality street-food, lounges, whiskey bar, cigar lounge, barbershop, tattoos and much more, all under one roof.

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Housed under 4 huge railway arches of the historic Tobacco Dock is ‘The Bike Shed’. Situated in London’s newest and most unique venue, it flaunts some of the greatest vibes for every enthusiast of everything two-wheels. It also includes a shop, a salon, a blank canvas for private events and exhibition of the finest art and photography adding to the sense of lifestyle and theatre.

To start with, they were a bunch of motorcycle bloggers who scheduled rides and meets for various events. Nearly half a decade down the lane, they decided to open a permanent setting committed to providing an experience in itself for like-minded people in a club-like space with great food, great hospitality and comfortable surroundings filled with a warm aura to itself.

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The place serves you freshly-cooked authentic British food, cocktails, mocktails, salads, detox juices and all kinds of beer along with craft beer in a charming mise en scène with exposed brickwork, stainless steel fridges, and battered armchairs. You will, however, be bathed by the presence of a few dozen custom cafe racers, scramblers, bobbers and brat style bikes in the galleries.

The Bike Shed gives you an assortments of it and home-baked cakes to go with it. The place is always welcome for kids and dogs to come and share and foster the passion for motorcycles; for the kids of course. There are music bands performing every week who set up their gig amidst finest of locales inside the shops and give a whole new vibe to the restaurant.

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There is also an art gallery and an exhibition area where artists alike can showcase and promote their works, photographs and builds and gain a lot of fanbase along with more than a few kind words of inspiration and appreciation. There couldn’t have been a better set-up to highlight talents and strong imagination of one’s perception. And don’t forget the salon that looks as retro and chic as the rest of the place.

All of this and more comes alive when the place also plays hosts to three huge motorcycle festivals in a year where one even takes place in a foreign country. It is all undertaken to bring together riders and non-riders from across the globe to share their passion for two wheels and custom builds and celebrating individualism in a retro-classic scenery.

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You will get to see some of the most stunning designs and motorcycles on this festival which includes beautifully crafted café racers, brat-style scramblers and a vast catalog of bespoke builds. Art and Photography also share the same space along with electric bikes. One will get to see a whole different culture in some of these events that define what we know as ‘underground biking scene’.

This year, the event is sponsored by Dainese and Rev’It apparel, with motorcycle manufacturers; Indian, Triumph, Ducati Scrambler, Yamaha & BMW, all exhibiting alongside other manufacturers, plus the pro-builders, amateurs and shed-builders. On the last bank holiday weekend in May,”Over 200 curated custom motorcycles are ’Invitational’ selected from the best bike builders in the UK & Europe, with guests from the US, without ropes or barriers to obscure the view or spoil your photos.”

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For the rest of the days, you can browse through their shop that has all gear you can find online and are specially handpicked by them. Apparel and accessories. Limited edition and new products will often be featured in their stores from both well-known brands and newcomers. Helmets, jewelry, wallets, watches, jackets, duffel, belts, goggles are just a few to satisfy the shopper in anybody and everybody.

All people working and associated with this are lifelong motorcyclists, dedicated to creating the perfect space for all those interested in two wheels. Adding to this pompadour is the growing new wave of the custom motorcycle community, which has now evolved into a proper Lifestyle motorcycle category.

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The next time you visit London, make this your most important item on your itinerary and catch people sharing the same comradery, emotion, and excitement and have your favorite drink and food adorning the art on two wheels. Go…Get to know yourself.

To be part of this club vibe, one can also opt to become a member of this club and enjoy special treatments at the restaurant and the shop. You could as well get free entry to their big-ticket events and more. Above all, you get to be a part of something unique who appreciate the same passion you have.

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