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.