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These London cycle hangouts could get you to Croatia

From a shop that hosts cyclists’ yoga to a pedal-friendly pub, Time Out and the British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Card are bringing you the London cycle spots that could help you on your way to the Dalmatian Coast

By Time Out in association with American Express and British Airways

London is blessed with a superb array of cycling hangouts that are ideal for socialising, picking up new gear or simply refuelling with coffee and cake after a long bike ride. With that in mind, we’ve selected some of our favourite spots in the capital where you can shop, grab a tasty lunch and even do cyclists’ yoga.

What’s more, we’ll show you how your everyday spending, including those cycle essentials, can help you collect Avios to fly you to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. With spectacular scenery, quiet roads and hip pit stops, this holiday destination is made for cycle lovers.

The café: London Velo

Even the hardiest of cyclists needs to stop for a break at some point, and where better to relax than this cute, cosy cycle café. Refuel with a coffee, smoothie or wholesome lunch, featuring Brick Lane bagels. There’s also a servicing workshop on site, so you can get your ride fixed while you kick back. 

The shop: Cadence

A true one-stop shop for all your cycling needs (and we mean all), Cadence is hugely popular thanks to its repair workshop, sports injury clinic, coaching services, café (serving craft beer) and even a fitness centre for cycling-focused yoga and Pilates. Look out for events, talks and meetups too.


The pub: The Flask

Give those calves a workout coming up ludicrously steep Highgate West Hill and you’ll eventually arrive at this fine pub, where you can quench your thirst with a pint. It’s a beautiful, historical spot with plenty of room for bikes, so no wonder it’s always buzzing with happy cyclists fresh off Hampstead Heath.

Buy and fly with American Express

If the idea of taking in the best of London’s cycling spots has got you thinking where else your two wheels could take you, then your everyday spend could help you get away sooner, thanks to the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card. Whether you’re paying for a new cycling jersey or that post-cycle pint, you can collect Avios to redeem against reward flights to hundreds of destinations. What’s more, the 2-for‑1 Companion Voucher can get you and a friend there for the same number of Avios as one flight.² You simply pay the taxes, fees and charges – for Croatia those are £35 per person for a return trip, flying economy. Did you know:

You collect Avios every time you spend.
• Collect 1.5 Avios for every £1 you spend with the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card, or 3 Avios for every £1 you spend direct with BA.¹

You can share the experience with your favourite travel buddy.
• When you spend £10,000 or more each year, you’ll receive a 2-for-1 Companion Voucher.²

You get a 25,000 Avios Welcome Bonus.
• When you spend £3,000 or more in the first three months.³

For more information and to apply for the card, click here


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Annual fee: based on £195. Credit limit: assumed credit limit of £1,200. Purchase rate: 22.9% variable for purchases.


Applicants must be 18 years or older. Approval subject to status. Terms and exclusions apply to earning and redeeming Avios (1), Companion Voucher (2) and welcome bonus (3). Flights subject to availability. Taxes, fees and carrier charges apply. Visit to find out more.

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