Look Mum No Hands! EC1’s cycle workshop cafe bar has closed

The popular EC1 destination for both cyclists and coffee drinkers shut up shop on Sunday.

By EC1 Echo

The now closed Look Mum No Hands! in happier days, a long cafe with seating outside
The now closed Look Mum No Hands! in happier days. Photo: LMNH!

As reported by Cycling Industry News on Wednesday 8th February, Old Street’s cafe and cycle workshop Look Mum No Hands! announced they closed their ‘big black gates’ for the final time on Sunday 5th February.

In a statement on Instagram and their website, the popular cycling and coffee drinking haunt thanked their customers and spoke of the difficulty of surviving the last three years:

Like everyone in hospitality, the past three years have been very difficult for us and although we did our best to survive we’ve come to the end of our time on Old Street. Both the cafe and the workshop are now closed.

We’d like to thank all of our customers from our thirteen years. If you’ve ever enjoyed a coffee, a beer, or pie; bought a cap, a mug, a jersey, or pants; or if we’ve fixed your puncture or built you some wheels; If you’ve come to watch the Tour de France, the BFF, meet your friends, run your event, or even just to scab the WiFi; THANK YOU! You were the reason we came to work in the morning.”

Opened in 2010, Look Mum No Hands, ‘a cycle cafe coffee bar’ offered a range of cycling related services to the human-powered two-wheeled community of London.

The Look Mum No Hands! Team signed off their announcement with a plea for EC1 residents to shop local: “It’s a tough time for everyone but everytime you can support a small business and shop local, they and their staff will appreciate you. Jeff Bezos doesn’t give a sh*t.”

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