Love Your Local: Look Mum No Hands!

Look Mum No Hands

If there is one shop that covers our local needs (beyond those already taken care of at Sublime), it’s the brilliant Look Mum No Hands. It’s a workshop! It’s a cafe! It’s a bar! It’s a gift shop! It’s a place to borrow an adjustable wrench/ bike pump  from in times of need! AND they sell really tasty cakes, which is great because there’s a real shortage of cake here in the office.

Ahem.

Located just around the corner from HKB HQ on Old St, we’ve almost equalled numbers of bikes fixed to lunches eaten in this buzzing shop. There’s space to sit outside (a rare treat in EC1), delicious pies, great beer and friendly staff. And in an office of keen and occasionally accident prone cyclists, what could be better!

Bike Gang

Naomi, Georgia and I – staple bike gang members on the way to Nigel McDowell’s launch

(If you’d like to join the HKB/RLP bike gang, please apply to @HotKeyBooks. Suggestions for a snappier name welcome, bottles of prosecco not necessary).

They also run some brilliant events, exhibitions and classes – including a bike maintenance workshop for the totally clueless (hello!). Find out more here.

So grab a book and head here for breakfast, lunch or dinner – you don’t have to cycle there, but you know, it helps.

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4 responses to “Love Your Local: Look Mum No Hands!

  1. Bottles of prosecco ARE necessary.

    And that was real champagne in your hand, dagnammit!

  2. There’s a shop just like that in Teddington, called Happy Potter (with a suspiciously-broomstick-like paintbrush as the logo). You can buy pottery, paint it yourself, take your children to classes and have a coffee while they have fun.

    • Happy Potter, that’s brilliant! I love these kind of ‘multi-tasking’ shops though There’s a bookshop in Edinburgh that has sofas, comfy chairs and make your own tea and coffee facilities – it’s so welcoming you can’t help but buy everything and then stay to read it!

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