Annual Bike Shed Moto Show celebrating custom culture returns to the capital this May

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The 2024 Bike Shed Moto Show will roll into London’s Tobacco Dock from May 24-26, promising the latest in custom and bespoke motorcycles, expert talks, top food and drink, plus much more.

Now in its thirteenth year, the show will feature around 300 carefully curated bikes, a screening of the weekend’s MotoGP action from Barcelona, ‘Shed Talks’ with industry experts, and even entertainment for kids.

Organisers are hoping for around 18,000 attendees over the weekend, which kicks off on the Friday evening with a special VIP event running from 7pm-11pm with limited tickets available.

Crowds looking at stalls at the 2023 Bike Shed Moto Show

“I think that the main thing for me is that as every year goes by, we bring in more genres and get a bit broader,” Bike Shed founder, Dutch van Someren, told MCN. “We are trying to be the bike show, not just for bikers.

“We get expert pundits to talk about the future of MotoGP, or the future of motorcycle power, and we’ve got designers from the bike industry,” he continued. “It’s really a show to bring your mates and your family to and the theme of the show is common ground – not just what bikers share but the common ground that people who just like bikes share.”

Alongside creative one-off builds on display, the show is being supported by LiveWire, BMW, Alpinestars, Norton, Royal Enfield, and the Scrambler arm of Ducati. It’s not just about naked retros and café racers either, with previous shows including analogue sportsbikes, supermotos, cruisers, and adventure builds, to name but a few.

A hall of custom motorcycles in London

The 2023 show saw the public debut of a number of popular special builds, including the Slabshot by Haxch Moto, which merged classic Suzuki Slabside and Slingshot styling with 2009 GSX-R1000 super bike running gear. Yamaha also commissioned a number of XSR900 specials that year, helping to hint at the arrival of the 2024 XSR900GP retro sportsbike.

“There’s stuff that’s different from any other trade fair, because it’s not a trade fair,” Dutch continued. “You can go there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – it’s a hospitality event as well. I think we order in around 100 sofas for everyone, and it’s experiential.

“It’s a show for everyone, that’s the thing. It’s inclusive, it’s welcoming, and you’ve even got kids play areas. We design it so you can plan out each day with people coming back because they haven’t seen everything.”

A crowded room of visitors at the 2023 Bike Shed Moto Show

Tickets can be purchased online ahead of the event at with disabled access available. Weekend tickets cost £30 ahead of time.

There’s also a free helmet and cloakroom, with kids and teens under 16 going free. If you’re coming on your bike, organisers have also secured much of Pennington Street for free motorcycle street parking, with roaming security.