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Ace Cafe London


Motorbikes, Cars and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Rev it Up!
At Ace Cafe London we welcome all who share our passion, based upon the rich traditions of motorcycles, cars and rock n’ roll. Established in 1938, today the Ace has become “the home” for petrolheads and is known as the world´s most famous motor cafe. From the iconic original cafe at Ace Corner in Northwest London, and following your enquiries, Ace premises are open in Beijing, Lahti , Lucerne and Kuala Lumpur.
 
All Ace venues, whilst catering locally for their crowds, share the true Ace Cafe spirit and, with privilege and pride, invite you all to be part of it. Though the way of expressing oneself, the music and the machines have changed over the last decades, the spirit and motivation remains the same, individual and authentic. So set the wheels in motion and take a journey with us through the unique Ace Cafe experience!

Bonneville T120 Ace
A Celebration Of The
Original Cafe Racers!

The limited edition Bonneville T120 Ace is a modern classic that’s moody, mean and full of attitude.  Based on the celebrated T120 Black, the Bonneville T120 Ace has real pedigree, performance and presence to go with its purpose.
 
‘Head Down – Hang On’ was the refreshingly defiant attitude of the young urban leather-clad Bonneville riders of the 1960s as they rode out onto and beyond London’s North Circular then gathered back at the Ace Cafe, comparing rides and sharing tales to a thrilling soundtrack of rock ‘n’ roll.
 
The spiritual home of British motorcycling and cafe racers, traffic light heroes, and ‘out to the Hanger Lane roundabout and back before the record finishes’ riders, London’s legendary Ace Cafe, and the timeless biker attitude to speed that made it famous, are now commemorated with an one-off Triumph limited edition motorcycle; the Bonneville T120 Ace.
 
Delivered with a numbered certificate signed by Triumph CEO Nick Bloor and Ace Cafe managing director Mark Wilsmore, the Bonneville T120 Ace is a real collectors’ item.
Ace Cafe Reunion 30th Year
This year Ace Cafe London is celebrating 30 years of its annual Ace Cafe Reunion at the legendary cafe on the 6th – 8th September,  with the ride-out to Madeira Drive in Brighton on 8th September.
 
The annual “Cafe Racer Ride Out” departs the Ace at 10.30am on Saturday 7th has a ride out to a Blessing of the Bikes  to be led by 59 Club Chaplain. All are very welcome!
 
Leaving  the Ace 10.30am Saturday 7th, route :-
A406 , A40, A312 “Hayes By-Pass” to All Saints Church,Uxbridge Road,
TW13 5EE
 
The “Cafe Racer Ride Out” heads back  to the Ace for 2.30pm and the “Best Ridden Cafe Racer” competition judging, awards and rock n’ roll!
 
See you at the Ace!
Rev up and Ride, with the Rockers!

‘Red Wheel’ Plaque at The Ace!

We’re delighted to announce that Ace Cafe London is the 115th location in the UK to receive a “Red Wheel” plaque. The plaque is awarded in recognition of its legacy in the development of transport, its unique history, and of its being an icon which was a must visit gathering place for young British motorcyclists in the 1950’s and 60’s and which continues to inspire today.
 
The plaque was unveiled at the Ace by the Mayor of Brent together with Father Sergiy Diduk, Chairman of the 59 Club, on the  morning of Sunday 8th September 2019, as part of the cafes annual Ace Cafe Reunion.
Ace Cafe Reunion 2024
The 30th annual Ace Cafe Reunion
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September 2024 at the cafe
Sunday 8th September Brighton Burn Up
Three Days, Three Rides, One Reunion!
Held since 1994 and independently acclaimed as the world´s coolest motorcycle event the Ace Cafe Reunion 2024 programme includes live bands, awards, special guests & features ride outs and more. For full programme info and time table check our Events page!
 
Rev it up ‘n see You at the Ace!
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What´s New!


The latest Ace Cafe London News
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    Introducing the Ruroc x Ace Cafe helmet collection, a celebration of speed thrills and the raw spirit of the road. Designed for risk-takers and thrill-seekers – those who ride hard and ride fast. Featuring unique designs for the Atlas Track, EOX, and Atlas Street helmet, all ready to tear up the road.
     
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    Be one of the first to don a Ruroc x Ace Cafe helmet. Get your chance to win and choose from three iconic designs for our most popular models.
     
    Giveaway closes July 23, 12:00 (London time).

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Ace Times


by Mick Duckworth
The long awaited comprehensive book “Ace Times” – speed thrills and tea spills, a cafe and a culture” relates and illustrates the definitive history of London’s Ace Cafe, a roadside pull-in that open in 1938 and became the most famous haunt of the motorcycle riding “Ton-up kids” in the 50’s and the Rockers in the 60’s. This book also tells story of the other venues and cafes, like the 59 Club, the Busy Bee and others elsewhere around the country. A substantial high quality, fully bound, 312 page hardback volume packed with personal recollections and evocative photographs, Ace Times also features the fastest motorcycles, the loudest music, the iconic movies and the distinctive clothing and styles of the cafe racing era. Burn ups, press hysteria, rock n roll riots, police baiting, Mods and Rockers, pirate radio and loads more besides, all unambiguously revealed.
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The Ace Story


Since 1938
It was in England. It was in London. It was in 1938. A road side cafe was built to cater for those using the then new arterial carriage way – the North Circular Road – the A406. It was just before the war. It was a place no one at the time would have thought would go on to become the world´s most famous Motor Cafe. This building was called The Ace Cafe. And the story began….
The doors having opened the Ace Cafe became a meeting point for motorists who not only liked to pull over for a cuppa or a Full British Breakfast, but also to enjoy the company of like-minded people.
Heavily damaged in an air raid by the Luftwaffe in 1940, it was subsequently rebuilt in 1948. With the advent of Rock ‘n Roll, the Ace Cafe attracted youngsters on their motorcycles. The Cafe Racer was born, the record races, and with them came the Ton Up boys and girls, and the Rockers.
It´s a story about Speed, it´s a story about boy meets girl, it´s a timeless story with worldwide appeal and which to this day continues, carrying the spirit into the future. It´s our story. It´s your story. It´s the Ace Cafe story. Keep revving it up!