The Bike Shed London may have started life as a small gathering of custom motorcycle enthusiasts in 2011, but it has now expanded to a notable date in any biker’s diary.

This year, thousands turned up to witness a staggering array of customised two-wheeled machines, which sat proudly on display at London’s Tobacco Dock alongside live music, gentlemen barbers and tattoo artists.

Bike Shed London 2017

Photo by: Manuel Portugal

Founder Anthony ‘Dutch’ van Someren has gone on record to say that the custom scene is officially here to stay, even if it evolves from the cafe racer culture that is so prevalent today.

As such, there was a much deeper involvement from major brands this year, who are desperate to cash in on the trend, including Indian Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda and Yamaha.

Bike Shed London 2017

Photo by: Manuel Portugal

But some of the standout bikes remained the handcrafted stunners from lesser-known outfits, such as the staggeringly beautiful Titanium Moto Guzzi by Paul Milbourn Customs and Ed Turner’s kinky, zip-laden Suzuki GS-XX 400.

Renowned Japanese custom king Shinya Kimura showed off his heavy metal MV Agusta F4, while big brands, such as Indian, showcased the brilliant Miracle Mike project and other fettled machines.

Bike Shed London 2017

Photo by: Manuel Portugal

But for those who couldn’t make it this year, we’ve collated a selection of shots from Manuel Portugal, who was at the event to showcase some of his excellent prints.

He also captured the essence of the gathering with his camera for your delectation, check out the gallery below: