BIKE SHED LONDON 2019
Wapping Ln, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 2SF, UK
Fri 24th (Evening VIP Preview/Press), Sat 25th & Sun 26th May 2019
Custom Motorcycles, Art, Photography, Live Music, Bars, Great Coffee & Quality Street-food, Lounges, Whisky Bar, Cigar Lounge, Barbershop, Motorcycle Movies, Tattoos and much more. ...FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE BIKES, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE PEOPLE WHO LOVE BIKES...
Europe's biggest and best independent annual motorcycle show, always on the last bank holiday weekend in May, celebrates the creativity of the new-wave and cafe-racer custom motorcycle culture, with over 240 curated custom motorcycles, unseen in the UK, from all over the world, plus live music, art, photography, and hand-made accessories alongside selected brands, retailers and exhibitors.
Set in London's historic and beautiful Tobacco Docks the event is also famous for it's superb hospitality with high quality, healthy street-food from 17 sole-trading vendors, barista coffee, six proper bars and a pub, lounges with dozens of sofas, and lounge spaces, plus dockside seating, live music, live tattoo artists, and a multi-chair traditional barbershop.
This is NOT a motorcycle trade fair, it's an exhibition in a giant pop-up space, where everyone is invited and will get a warm welcome, whether they ride or not. You'll want to hang-out all weekend, with plenty of space to chill-out and enjoy the crowd, the entertainment and the vibe. Bring your camera, bring your mates, your better half, and the kids too.
Every element of this unique and privately-run event at London's iconic Tobacco Dock is hand-picked by the organisers (usually based at the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in Shoreditch). The exhibited bikes are 'invitational' and selected from the best bike builders in the UK & Europe, with guests from the USA, without ropes or barriers to obscure the view or spoil your photos. Every brand, retailer, artist, photographer and exhibitor is selected and approved by us. Every barista, bar tender, burger (or salad-box) and coffee bean is tried & tested, and the organising staff are all bike-loving volunteers and members of the BSMC. The event is extremely family friendly, safe for kids, and enjoyable for non-bike-riders, as well as custom aficionados. Here is a Video of the 2018 show.
This year we've added a 250 seat cinema area, where you can enjoy films screening all weekend, including; On Any Sunday, TT-Closer to the Edge, Greasy Hand Preachers and the brand new documentary, Oil in the Blood - all included in your ticket price.
Expect a motorcycle show like no other.
NOTICE: IF YOU DON'T GET YOUR E-TICKET BY EMAIL - CHECK YOUR SPAM. ...99% of the time, that's where it is.
LOCATION - TOBACCO DOCK, WAPPING (near Tower Bridge, with great transport links)
FRI - Press Preview Event: 19:00 - 23:00 (Limited public tickets available)SAT: 10:00 - 20:00SUN: 10:00 - 18:00
VIP/Press Ticket - £35 (Limited Numbers). Not available on the Door.Covers Friday Evening, plus re-entry on Saturday & Sunday.
Weekend Ticket - £22 in advance, £25 On the Door Covers Saturday and/or Sunday, Multi-entry. Single-person use.
WHY BUY VIP TICKETS
VIP Tickets are limited to 2,000 attendees, and the Friday evening vibe is quite different with more of a party atmosphere, so, beat the crowds and hang-out at the bar with the bike builders, the manufacturers, the brand bosses, the Bike Shed crew, and our Gold members. ... Plus, you can come back on Sat & Sunday with the same ticket. ...G'wan, You know you're worth it.
ONLINE PRICES vs ON THE DOOR
Weekend Tickets are £22 in Advance, and £25 on the Door, so buy yours now to save money & avoid the queues.
VIP tickets will NOT be on sale on the door, and must be bought in advance.
YOUR eTICKETS......Will arrive via email.
If you don't get your ticket; 1. Check your Spam. 2. Check you are looking in the right email account (It's amazing how many people put the wrong email down on their order, or spell their own email address wrong).
ON THE DOOR......You can show your e-ticket as a print-out or on your smartphone. Once a barcode has been scanned, and you get your wristband, the ticket is "used" and will be invalidated. If you've bought multiple tickets, you can share them to your group, but each can only be used once.
PARKINGOn-site Motorcycle Parking is FREE in the on-site multi-story on Wapping Lane on Friday from 7pm, and again on Saturday and Sunday from when we open till the close of the show at 6pm on Sunday. We do NOT have security in the car-park overnight or outside show opening hours.
CLOAKROOM - is FREE
KIDS - Under 16 go FREE
DOGS - Sadly, only guide-dogs are allowed
CASHPOINTSThere aren't any ATMs at Tobacco Dock (so, fill yer wallets first) but most retailers will take cards, and we take card payments for tickets on the door.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTNearest public transport includes stations at Shadwell, Wapping and Tower Gateway. Wapping is 7 minutes walk. There are also a host of buses. This LINK may help, or we recommend the CityMapper App.
DISABLED TICKETS & ACCESSTobacco Dock is an accessible venue, and the show is all on one-floor. Guide dogs are allowed.If you are registered as disabled, and need to bring a helper, we can offer them free entry. Email Access@thebikeshed.cc.
BIKE SHED IN OLD ST, SHOREDITCH (...NOT the venue for our London show)Don't mix up the venues... Our annual SHOW is at Tobacco Dock. Our home - The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club - is at 384 Old St in Shoreditch, about 10-15 minutes away from Tobacco Dock.
The Shoreditch club/shop/restaurant is open as usual over the show weekend, and it will be open till 2am on Saturday night. Because of the show we will be very busy (but we do have loads of room) so if you intend to come for a breakfast, lunch or dinner, we'd strongly recommend that you book a table to avoid a wait.
*Please note that we cannot give ticket refunds, for any reason, after 5pm on Monday 20th May.
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