Bike storage/parking, Mayfair/Berkerley square area.

rick_chasey
rick_chasey Posts: 74,796
edited April 2015 in Commuting chat
So my office is moving to near Berkerley Square in July, right next to the Green park tube station. Opposite the ritz.

Although the company was promised an area to store bikes, it turns out the area the landlord had in mind was in the office, which my company won't allow.

Thus, I have a dilemma - where to park my bike?

There are a handful of lampposts on the road, but a) it's super busy around there, b) they seem to be in very high demand, and c) I don't really like the idea of parking it in the street.

Does anyone have any recommendations or suggestions?

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  • timothyw
    timothyw Posts: 2,482
    Book a room at the Ritz.

    Quite honestly, given it seems that the company has promised an area it seems that it's down to them to provide one surely?
  • dhope
    dhope Posts: 6,699
    TimothyW wrote:
    Book a room at the Ritz.

    Quite honestly, given it seems that the company has promised an area it seems that it's down to them to provide one surely?
    Sounds like they were offered an area and decided against it. So landlord can say they offered, company can say it's not acceptable but they tried. Everyone wins. Apart from RC.

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  • FoldingJoe
    FoldingJoe Posts: 1,327
    Always H2, but it's a bit of a walk from Berkley Sq and a bit pricey.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,796
    FoldingJoe wrote:
    Always H2, but it's a bit of a walk from Berkley Sq and a bit pricey.

    H2?

    Pricey?
  • dhope
    dhope Posts: 6,699
    FoldingJoe wrote:
    Always H2, but it's a bit of a walk from Berkley Sq and a bit pricey.

    H2?

    Pricey?
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,796
    Ah, £45 a month isn't really what I'm after tbh.
  • alan_sherman
    alan_sherman Posts: 1,157
    Ask that car garage if they will let you leave your bike in the corner of the showroom.

    Here you go - by the pot plant:
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Ber ... 1b6fcbcb2d


    More seriously: My wife used to lock her hybrid up on the square, there are some bike racks and lampposts. Googel was there July 2014 and there is space:
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.50928 ... nPiIiw!2e0
    The square has more space than down towards the Ritz as the pavement is narrow that way. You may need a commute bike you are willing to lock outside. Theft shouldn't be high there, there are much higher returns just nicking phones and watches from the local workforce!

    Don't try to park a motorbike on the square, such disrespect for other people's property in those parking bays.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,949
    I used to work in an office on Berkeley Square a good few years ago. The only thing I can suggest is to find a quieter, but not deserted upmarket street away from the tourist crowds and see if there is any suitable street furniture there. Less people plus much better things to nick should at least reduce the risk. Have a look at somewhere like Farm Street just off the west side of Berkeley Square.
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