We are looking due South this week, rounding up 5 of our favourite bike shops in South London. As usual, there are many more great bike shops out there, but here are 5 we, and others, especially like.
62 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8QZ Tel. 020 7703 3470
Unit 2A.2, Copeland Business Park, SE15 3SN Tel. 020 7635 6363
Seabass has two locations in South London, one in Camberwell and another just down the road in Peckham. Both locations carry out servicing and stock a range of accessories and parts. The Camberwell branch is more of a commuters one stop shop as it has a full range of locks, lights, helmets, bags, etc. It is located in an excellent spot for stoping on your way to or from work in central as it is on the CS5 route.
The Peckham unit is a veritable Aladdin’s cave of vintage frames, full bikes and parts. It is set in a warehouse space in a cool old brickworks and is a great place to hang out and wait for your bike in the summer, or winter if you bundle up! Within this unit they can do full bike refurbishment, including painting as they have a respray room.
296-298 Brixton Road, London Tel 0207 733 6055
Brixton has long been a favourite South London bike shop and are a co-op, meaning the people who work there are fully invested in the company and the success of the store – makes for some great service in the shop and the workshop. They offer a full range of servicing for your trusty steed, and they have a 1 hour drop in window in the mornings if you need something fixed ASAP – these guys are popular though, so get there early!
Brixton has been through a move lately when their old site was scheduled for redevelopment. With the help of a successful crowd funding campaign they new now back up and running in a new premises. They also now have a branch of Look Mum No Hands! so can provide you with great coffee and cycling events on the TV while you are looking at their selection of bikes. They have a great range of urban, road and touring bikes as well as BMX and Brompton.
176 Northcote Road, London, SW11 6RE Tel 0207 924 5636
Everyone Bikes is a lovely little bike shop in Wandsworth. They are set up as female specific bike shop, as its owner noticed that there was a serious dearth in the availability of nice products for women in regular shops. They therefore have a great selection of women’s specific bikes from the likes of Trek, Bobbin, electra and Pashley along with performance and urban clothing. Young females are also catered for with Frog bikes and they have child helmets and accessories.
They also have a great range of accessories for any gender so you don’t need to be in possession of two X chromosomes to enter. They will even offer a full range of servicing to all combinations of chromosome.
5 and 7 Central Hill, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 1BG Tel 0208 670 9767
This is a great bike shop in Crystal Palace. There has been a bike shop on the premises for nearly 100 years (it used to be called Central Cycle), something Blue Door is proud of and wants to protect. The store also has an onsite frame builder -Talbot Frame Works. Wonderful!
Blue Door offer a full range of servicing along with bikes from Dawes, Raleigh, Pashley, Tern and Koga – meaning they have a range of bikes for every kind of cycling you may wish to undertake. They also have bikes for the tiny youngsters in your life.
23-25 Catford Hill, London SE6 4NU Tel 0208 690 0141
Great store down in Catford, Compton Cycles is well loved. These guys have a huge range of bikes, including road, electric, Dutch, mountain and commuter specific hybrids. Therefore they can cater to any style of urban riding and beyond. They also keep a large range of Brompton’s in stock.
Servicing wise they are equipped to cope with most anything, including full Brompton servicing and race bikes. The prices for their servicing are very reasonable.
What is your favourite bike shop in South London?