Retail Gazette Loves: Carnaby Street’s free bike hub

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Following the rise of cycling during lockdown Carnaby has opened its free bike hub. It operates on an open door policy from 7am – 9pm Monday to Sunday with availability for 50 bikes in newly fitted double stacked racks.
The Carnaby Bike Hub operates on first come, first served basis.

Due to cycling’s growing in popularity during lockdown, the landlords behind London’s famous Carnaby Street precinct has converted an empty store space into a free bike hub.

The hub, located 57 Carnaby Street, has an open door policy from 7am – 9pm, Monday to Sunday with availability for 50 bikes in newly fitted double stacked racks.

The hub was created as part of wider efforts to entice visitors back into central London, with many commuters opting for cycling as a safer way to travel during the coronavirus pandemic.


Riders can leave their bikes locked up for free while travelling to the West End for work or to shop and eat.

The all-new hub operates on a first come, first served basis and the only item members of the public need to bring with them is a bike lock.

The hub boasts a 24/7 security team and CCTV.


“We are delighted that more customers are beginning to return to the West End,” Shaftesbury retail director Samantha Bain-Mollison said.

“We have installed the Bike Hub as a way of helping those wanting to travel into town by bike.

“Visitors to Carnaby can still expect a great experience and the Eat Out To Help Out campaign is certainly helping Carnaby restaurants”.


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