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Things to do in Chinatown, London

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Grand London Half-Day Bicycle Tour

1. 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.

London: Classic Gold 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

2. 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 Soho Guided Walking Tour

3. London Soho Guided Walking Tour

Your tour of Soho will take you through Piccadilly Circus, the Time Square of London, and through a maze of streets leading to Chinatown. In between, you’ll discover the hub of musical revolutions including the venue where Jimi Hendrix first performed in the city. Music buffs will delight to discover the spot where the term “Beatlemania” was coined, and where hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody” were recorded. Beyond music, you’ll discuss the women’s suffrage movement at Golden Square. A deadly cholera outbreak is the topic of choice on Broad Street, where you’ll hear about the original John Snow. Stroll Greek Street to hear how Soho influenced former residence, Karl Marx. At Soho Square, you’ll learn about some of the district’s earliest nobility, often eclipsed by the current tenants, the lively LGBT community who congregate at local bars. End up in Chinatown, where you’ll momentarily forget you’re in London and relax over a plate or three of dumplings before hitting up Soho’s energetic nightlife.

London: Theaters, Soho, and Chinatown Self Guided Audio Tour

4. London: Theaters, Soho, and Chinatown Self Guided Audio Tour

Take a walk from Piccadilly Circus and finish at the wonderful and historic Lyceum, on this delightful stroll past famous theatres and some of the most historic night life of London’s west end. On this 60 minute self guided audio tour you will marvel at the impressive architecture, take in delightful food smells as you pass ChinaTown, maybe spot a film star in Leicester Square and then meander your way to the sight of London’s original fruit and vegetable market, Covent Garden, where you can also discover its seedier side…

London West End Treasure Hunt: Who Pushed Molly May?

5. London West End Treasure Hunt: Who Pushed Molly May?

Turn the buzzing streets of London's West End into an exciting outdoor escape room, with The Mystery of Who Pushed Molly May. Solve the clues, eliminate the suspects, and unmask the mysterious villain behind Theatreland's most famous showbiz mystery. As the story goes, on 1st July 1920 Molly May’s big opening night ended in disaster when she broke her leg falling down the theatre stairs in front of waiting fans and paparazzi, insisting that she had been pushed. Who was the mysterious actress who lurked behind this terrible deed? Was she the victim of a jealous co-star? Or did she simply stumble?. Discover the West End's most iconic sights and atmospheric pubs as you unravel the historic mystery and discover the true identity of the actress behind the crime.

London: Guided Religion and History City Walking Tour

6. London: Guided Religion and History City Walking Tour

The tour will start at Tower Hill Station and you’ll go on to visit some of the capital’s oldest Churches dating back to 650AD and landmarks that represent our famous religious country. Our first stop will be All Hallows by the Tower - the oldest church in the City of London. Enjoy viewing England’s Christian history firsthand and you might even gain your own spiritual connection. Then you’ll continue on to see more of London’s main landmarks including; Leicester Square, Chinatown, St James’ Palace, and important figures of past heroes then moving on to the fanciful & medieval Queen Eleanor Memorial Cross. Later on, at Buckingham Palace and St James’ Park, we will tell you the religious history behind the monarch and The Church of England. It will be interesting to see and understand how the evolution of religion can be reflected in all of these landmark historical artifacts as we take you down new paths. The main event will have you seeing more of London’s most famous churches, including; Westminster Abbey, the sacred St Martin’s in-the-Field Church, Methodist Central Hall Westminster, St Mary Undercroft, St Paul’s Cathedral, St George’s Cathedral, and Southwark Cathedral where hopefully you’ll experience the chiming of the bells and see a short service. You’ll also get to experience some iconic religious monuments such as the memorial cross and Charing Cross Station and religious artifacts at the National Gallery. This tour is perfect for those with a passion for the church, religion, and England’s massive religious history. Attractions included are: • Westminster Abbey • St Martin’s Church • Trafalgar Square • National Gallery • Eleanor’s Cross Charing Cross • Westminster Cathedral • St James’ Palace • Buckingham Palace • Big Ben • Parliament Square • Houses of Parliament • Westminster Arms • St Paul’s Cathedral • Westminster Cathedral • Methodist Central Hall Westminster • St Mary Undercroft • Southwark Cathedral • St George’s Cathedral • All Hallows by the Tower • Tower Bridge • The Tower of London • St Martins-in-the-Field

Tasty Food Tour in Chinatown - London

7. Tasty Food Tour in Chinatown - London

Plenty of dishes can satisfy everyone's taste. Together with your local charismatic guide, set off on a wonderful food tour of Chinatown in London. Due to the abundance of tourists as you approach the Chinese New Year, make an advance booking for this tour. Why does this area attract more and more tourists every year? What genuine items are only available in Chinatown? It's a great tour of the exclusive London Quarter. You will hear the story of the emergence of Chinatown and feel the unique spirit of this quarter. This is the best place to sample authentic Chinese dishes or just have a delicious meal. You can find everything from freshly made dumplings and Cantonese roast duck to cocktails of all tastes.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,065 reviews

Recently experienced this ride with George. The ride was good, and you are provided with bikes that are very easy to ride, but recommend you’ve ridden a bike before. The guide takes the group on routes that are safe and majority of the ride is on paths or low traffic side streets. When the group needs to cross heavy traffic (once or twice over the tour) the guide manages the group through very nicely. This was a very scenic ride making plenty of stops at many of London famous sightseeing destinations. The guide provided plenty of information and humor along the way, and was very entertaining. This was the best thing I did over my week stay in London. Highly recommend.

We loved the London bike tour. We took the tour on our first day in London (literally just off the plane) as a way to see the city and get the lay of the land - and that’s exactly what we got! It was a great macro view and allowed us to shake off some jet lag and jot down some places we wanted to visit again later in the trip. Our 2 children (ages 9 and 10) had a great time and other than them forgetting to stay on the left side of the road 1000 times…. I felt they were completely safe cycling through the city. Adam our tour guide was great! Lots of good stories and kept the tour moving!

Rick Jones was a wonderful guide. He told us the history of the Chinese people in England and the history before Chinatown was created. As part of the tour we had a fabulous lunch, which Rick organised for it. All of us highly recommended it!

Very interesting visit, recommended to get a general idea of the most important places and monuments in London. Very knowledgeable and nice guide. Recommended!

Excellent guide (Patrick) and excellent tour. I strongly recommend it. Super fun and the guide made it also interesting and exciting.