Tokyobike in London
The difference between the Dutch and the French riding their bike: the Dutch ride from A to B, the French from A to A. Even after more than 12 years in France I still ride almost exclusively from A to B. My bike is a very Dutch old one-gear bike, the first 3 bikes were demolished at the train station. But I do love spotting beautiful bikes in interiors, even though I wonder how their owners handle the dirty tires and how they lock their fixed-gear when drinking a handcrafted beer at the pub...
Anyway, I loved this bike shop called Tokyobike in London! They sell beautiful bikes and carry a very nice selection of innovative bicycle gear and lifestyle accessories. Definitely a must-visit when you love your bike, need a beautiful bike helmet or simply love beautiful products.
One of my favorite products on display was the brand new Plume Mud Guard. It works just like those metal neon slap bracelets from the 80s: very fun!
For the first time ever I tried on a Hövding, an invisible bike helmet that inflates like an airbag around your head when you have an accident. It looks just like a colar:
I think Jillian should get herself this bike and rain poncho, decorated by Swash:
And fun fact: Tokyobike also carries Orontas (spotted in Stockholm) and the Ally Cappelino leather plant pots that I featured in a previous edition of Urban Jungle Bloggers. And yes I told them to water their money plants, they don't look very happy ;)
These beautiful bikes are also for hire from their Shoreditch shop for 12£/day. I don't think a pair of these fun Tracey Neuls shoes is included, but of course you can buy one at the store:
Tokyobike /// 87-89 Tabernacle Street /// London EC2A 4BA /// +44 20 7251 6842
Open tuesday to friday 11am - 7pm and saturday 11am - 5pm