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London: Landmarks and Secret Gems Bike Tour

1. London: Landmarks and Secret Gems Bike Tour

Saddle up for a fun bike tour of London and see the city like a slightly eccentric local. Ride a fabulous classic-style, traditional English Pashley bicycle, pedaling across the capital using riverside paths, dedicated bicycle lanes, and quiet back streets. Cruise at an easy pace to ensure your comfort and safety at all times, the tour is ideal even for those who haven't ridden a bicycle in years. Make frequent stops to soak in the sights, take photos, and listen to your guide recount interesting facts and strange historical tales of landmarks like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, and the London Eye. Visit lesser-known spots, including a bizarre stone nose, wartime bunkers, legal graffiti zones, and the best spots for food and drink. Take a break at the best-rated ale and cider pub in town, learn about traditional brewing techniques, taste samples, and enjoy a pint with your group.

Grand London Half-Day Bicycle Tour

2. Grand London Half-Day Bicycle Tour

Visit all of London’s must-see sights and attractions by bicycle as well as off-the-beaten track places that tour buses can’t take you. You’ll hear quirky tales about London’s amazing and sometimes bizarre history on this unique half-day excursion. You’ll cycle at a comfortable pace along riverside pathways, dedicated bike lanes, and park routes, ensuring your complete safety at all times. The tour stops at major highlights, such as the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Other places of interest that you’ll see include Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral. You’ll also learn about amusing and unusual elements of this great city, such as the world’s smallest police station and an ancient Egyptian tower that has survived for 3,000 years. You’ll hear about the historic struggle between the town planners and the milkmaids at St. James Park, and discover the church that inspired the wedding cake! There will be time for a break at Covent Garden to watch the street entertainers and visit the best muffin shop in London.

The Royal Parks and Royal Palaces 3.5-Hour Morning Tour

3. The Royal Parks and Royal Palaces 3.5-Hour Morning Tour

This tour starts in Kensington Garden - you'll start the morning by cycling through this beautiful park to see where Queen Victoria grew up and where Princess Diana lived. Further down the road, you'll stop at London's most classic venue, The Royal Albert Hall, built to memorialize Prince Albert. Feel free to do your own "last night of the proms" or lay back and listen to one of your guide's anecdotes. Your group will then follow the "rotten row" in the magical Hyde park to the statue of one of England's biggest heroes of all time, the man who defeated Napoleon back in 1815: if you know his name and where the battle took place you're the hero of the day. It's all downhill from there, through the Green Park to visit the official residence of the Royal family, Buckingham Palace - maybe you'll get invited for a cup of tea? We hope to tell you some stories about the Palace that you won't find in a travel guide! Next stop on your route is Trafalgar square, one of the world's most famous places. Whatever happened to Lord Nelson in Trafalgar and where did all the pigeons that once lived here go? If you know this then please do share - that's what the tour is all about, sharing some stories  - it's more of a chat than a lecture with a lot of yeardropping. If you like the royal weddings and the coronations, the amazing Westminster Abbey might be the highlight for you on the tour, if you prefer some good old execution and torture you can pay some extra attention by ţhe Houses of Parliament. Then, take a selfie at Big Ben, London's number one landmark before your group goes back again through the Royal Parks to the meeting point again. But please don't rush off without challenging your guides with any questions you may have about other attractions, museums, markets and more ways to enjoy this fabulous city.

London: Classic Gold 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

4. London: Classic Gold 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Enjoy a 3.5-hour bike ride around the classic sights of London to see many of the city’s most historic sites. Meet your guide, then head off on your ride, hosted by London's original guided bicycle sightseeing tour. Starting at Big Ben, admire the Houses of Parliament across the river, and continue past Lambeth Palace to cross Lambeth Bridge. Cycle past small red brick houses lining the streets, which offer an enchanting contrast to the imposing historical monuments. Appreciate the belfry of Westminster Abbey. Then cycle over to St. James’s Park. Catch the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Then head back to central London to walk safely through Trafalgar Square, with Lord Nelson looking down from his column. Cycle over to Covent Garden, and take a break to watch some street theater in the market’s central piazza. Then, climb back on your bike for the ride through London’s legal district, and over to the colorful Leather Lane Market and Smithfield’s Market, London’s lively meat market. Pass Wren’s amazing St Paul’s Cathedral, and cross back to the south side of the Thames on the famous Westminster Bridge for the end of the tour.

London Private Bicycle Tour

5. London Private Bicycle Tour

These private tours are tailorable, depending on what you want to see. Suggest to the guide what you're interested in, and let them take you there, or choose from one of these popular 3-hour routes: The Central loopThe East loopThe West loop ‘Hug the Thames’Each tour is unique. This private tour can include food and drink stops at the guide’s favorite local haunts. As it’s a private tour, it goes at your pace. 

Secret London Tour by Bike

6. Secret London Tour by Bike

This quirky London guided bike tour packs in a lot in a short time exploring the colorful back streets of the East End and the financial district, and is full of interesting anecdotes. See world famous sights such as the Tower of London, the site of the Great Fire of 1666 and iconic Tower Bridge. Hear bizarre tales of scandal, polar bears in the River Thames and relive the dark days of Jack the Ripper. There are some fabulous hidden gems to discover such as exotic Brick Lane and the cockney 'Bow Bells' along with a visit to an authentic East End pub. The Hidden London bicycle tour will also take in the City of London's most noted landmarks, including the Bank of England, the eye catching 'Gherkin' and the original Stock Exchange building.

Royal London Half-Day Bike Tour

7. Royal London Half-Day Bike Tour

Discover royal London by bike! Hear about kings, queens, and princesses from your engaging guide. Learn about the royal parks and palaces and the history of parliament. Discover the heroes and villains of Britain's historic battles and hear lots of London trivia along the way. The comfortable cruiser bikes provide for smooth cycling as you tour classic London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. Halfway through the tour you’ll take a break at a traditional English pub. Why not enjoy a bite of lunch and a traditional pint of English beer? After lunch you’ll continue your journey and discover more of royal London. Singing “God Save The Queen” as you cycle is by no means compulsory, but it's strongly encouraged! With a friendly guide and action-packed schedule, this is one tour you shouldn't miss!

Hampton Court Palace: River Thames Bike Tour

8. Hampton Court Palace: River Thames Bike Tour

Experience a thoroughly English adventure on a 3.5-hour bike tour of the paths of the River Thames in southwest London, cycling to Hampton Court Palace, former home to the Tudor King Henry VIII. Meet your guide at Richmond Train Station to get set up with the comfortable, easy to ride bikes and helmets (if required). Then, pedal off along leafy riverside paths, passing pubs and rowing schools en route. See the remains of the 16th-century Richmond Palace, home of English monarchs for 150 years. Bike past the 17th-century Ham House, which boasts links to King Charles I. Watch the boats pass through Teddington Lock. Then, stroll around an 800-year-old market to grab a snack to enjoy in historic hunting ground full of deer. You will reach Hampton Court Palace by about 13:00-13:30, where your guide will help you purchase entrance tickets. You can also buy them online in advance if you want to avoid the lines. Your guide will arrange for your bikes to be collected, leaving you free to enjoy Hampton Court Palace at leisure.

London: Royal Deer Park Bike Tour

9. London: Royal Deer Park Bike Tour

Enjoy a quintessentially English adventure, cycling through Richmond Park, where deer still roam. Savor a pub lunch or just drinks if you wish.  Located 10 miles from central London, Richmond Park was once a hunting ground for English royals in the 17th century and remains a royal park today. A license has been especially granted by Royal Parks to run these guided tours inside the park. From certain points, you will be rewarded with views across London as far as St. Paul's Cathedral, and west to Windsor Castle. Enjoy an optional walk through the protected Isabella Plantation, picnic lunch en route (bring your own or there is a shop by the station or café in the park) or have a pub lunch. Our half-day tour enjoys the riverside cycle back to Richmond Train Station. If you choose the full-day tour option, continue after lunch and explore the surrounding area full of historic houses by the banks of the River Thames. Take a ferry trip across the river to Twickenham, home of English rugby. Finish with a picnic of a pot of tea and homemade cakes in a beautiful secret statue garden and riverside pub, or head to Twickenham Train Station for direct trains back to Central London.

The Royal Parks and Palaces 3.5-Hour afternoon Bike Tour

10. The Royal Parks and Palaces 3.5-Hour afternoon Bike Tour

Your journey starts by Kensington gardens. The first stop in this beautiful Royal park is Kensington Palace. Next, you cycle to the Royal Albert Hall, London's most classic venue, built to memorialize Prince Albert and the now the host for everything from the Miss World contest to rock concerts. Feel free to do your own "Last night of the proms" or stand back and listen to one of your guide's anecdotes and stories about the British Empire. You then follow the "rotten row" and the Serpentine in the amazing Hyde park to the statue of one of England's greatest war heroes. From here, you head downhill on Constitution Hill along the Green park, (the route where Queen Victoria had three assassination attempts on her life) to visit the official residence of the Royal family, Buckingham Palace. Maybe you will be invited in for a cup of tea? Your next stop is Trafalgar Square, right in the heart of London. Find out what happened to Lord Nelson in Trafalgar and all the pigeons that once lived here? Then it is time for 250 meters by foot down to Whitehall, the political center of England. Next up, take some selfies at Big Ben before you go back through the Royal parks to the meeting point which is also the end of the line. But please don´t rush off without challenging your guide with any questions you may have about museums, markets, shopping, sport or other ways to enjoy this fantastic city.

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London bike tours: Everything you need to know

Biking across London allows you to appreciate the city's cultural venues and historic attractions. Stop by the local pub or café for tea and crumpets or a bite of fish and chips on your way. With a full belly, hop back on your bike and burn through those calories while experiencing the rest of the city.

What sights can you expect to see on a London bike tour?

Choose from a number of unique London bike tours and experience the city on your terms. Some tours allow you to participate with a venue request. The guide will then arrange the tour to suit your preferences.

Buckingham Palace

On more structured tours you'll be able to see attractions like Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s London home. Inside, the estate boasts 775 rooms and 78 bathrooms. You may find yourself lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Queen, Prince Philip, or even one of Her Majesty’s prized corgis waltzing across the 39-acre garden.

Westminster Abbey

Tours also often take you through Westminster Abbey, where you will see the coronation church that was built in 1066. With over a million people viewing the still-active church annually, you may run into some crowds. On your bike tour, however, you can learn all about its famous ceremonies without having to wait in line.

East End

Some tours will take you through London’s historic east end. You can travel along the banks of the Thames or pedal past the Tower of London and hear about the castle’s history as a prison as well as a royal palace. You can also travel above The Tower Bridge to the Glass Floor that allows you to see almost 140 feet below you. You may even see the bridge open as you stand above it.

Hyde Park

Stop by Hyde Park on your way through the heart of London. Set up for large scale events and concerts, this bountiful park offers enough space for loud crowds as well as quiet passersby. Put on the brakes when you see the Diana Memorial Fountain, reflecting Princess Diana’s life and her open, welcoming personality. The queen oversaw its construction and opened the fountain to the public in 2004. She made sure to use top-notch talent and tools.

How long do the bike tours last?

  • Most London bike tours last 3-4 hours. 
  • Your tour guide will offer insight into the history of the area and share little-known stories. 
  • You can also choose from a range of time slots and ask all the questions you want, finding out the facts from a local perspective.

How difficult are bike tours in London?

  • Bikers of all skill levels are welcome. The terrain mostly consists of small hills and minimal twists and turns, encouraging young and elderly cyclists to join the tour. 
  • If you have special accommodations or concerns, let your tour guide know at the beginning of the tour. 
  • Be sure to take a peek at the section of the tour description labeled “not suitable for” and the one marked “important information” to get details about the specific London bike tour you are considering.

What do you need to prepare for a London bike tour?

  • The majority of the bike tours provide you with a bike, helmet, and reflective vest. 
  • Pack extra money for refreshments or a couple bottles of water and some snacks in your backpack. 
  • Check the weather forecast to make sure you are dressed comfortably for the excursion. London is known for its rain, so think ahead and pack an umbrella or raincoat. 
  • Don't forget to bring a camera as you will be riding past a plethora of sites you will not want to forget.

    What are some bike tours in London that offer something unexpected?

    The Secret London Tour by Bike leads you downside roads and alleys to give you the opportunity to enjoy London from an insider’s perspective. Listen to stories of scandal spanning over the years of London’s history. Bike through the financial district and imagine a time when polar bears were spotted in the River Thames. Covering about 15 miles, the river offers easy access for goods and transportation in and out of London.


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    What people are saying about London

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 1,260 reviews

    Our tour guide was so freaking awesome. She knew exactly what she was talking about and made me feel super comfortable! Also gave great recommendations for visits! Would 100% book again.

    We had a lovely morning of riding by the Thames. The landscape is beautiful and Ginette was a very knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly recommend!

    Great route, excellent knowledgeable Leader (Isaac). Awesome London sights all from the ‘comfort’ of a Fat Tire Bike! :)

    We loved this tour. Our guide Kate was very knowledgeable and provided a very unique and authentic condo experience.

    My 18-year-old son found this trip. We had a fabulous time and I can recommend this activity.