The new bar pays tribute to Howes and is named the ‘Old Bicycle Shop’. It opened today at 104 Regent Street and plays on the bike retail heritage, noting that Charles Darwin was said to have bought a bike from the shop. Cycle paraphenalia has been used to decorate the interior walls.
According to the Cambridge News Michael Howes, the previous owner, coincidentally walked past as the old Howes Cycle sign was being painted over during the refit.
Pic credit: @oldbicycleshop
Since the closure of Howes, Pearson Cycles of London has become the world’s oldest still-trading bicycle shop.