14 April 2010
Bike-part streets 5 of 10: Links Yard
Where is it?
In East London, just east of Brick Lane, off Spelman St.
What’s it like?
A small yard of offices and work units off a scruffy back street, with some decent bike racks.
Why bike there?
Brick Lane is just to the west – so if you like your curry, you'll want to avoid that. Instead, eat at the fabulous and absurdly inexpensive Tayyabs, a couple of blocks south in Fieldgate St.
Is it a good place to replace links on your chain?
Yes. The yard is safe and quiet and reasonably spacious, and you might be able to snag a cup of tea or a toilet visit from one of the work units there.