I’ve been running my own company for a little while now, and while working out of your bedroom is pretty awesome (it means you can work in your underpants), it isn’t too good for your social life – so I started the hunt for a home-away-from-home, in the shape of a nice cafe with free WiFi.
I stumbled across Lock 7 on a website, and decided to go have a look. A cycle shop combined with a cafe? How awesome does that sound? Well, I’ll be honest with you – it’s exactly as awesome as it sounds: The friendly staff appears to be competent with the spanners when it comes to bikes, and I can vouch for their competency with an espresso machine.
Cheap and cheerful eats, lovely tunes, and working in what’s essentially part bicycle workshop, part bike museum, part cafe.
It’s got the Shoreditch vibe without being that special Shoreditch flavour of wanky and without really actually being in shoreditch, to boot. Sit for hours to watch the world go by… I mean… to work. Yes. To work.