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Our most recommended London Bike Tours

London: Piccadilly and Soho Beer Bike Tour

1. London: Piccadilly and Soho Beer Bike Tour

Enjoy a wee toast on a unique beer bike tour through the streets of London. Travel in style and experience London’s famous landmarks in a completely different way. Raise a toast with your companions as you go on a 1 or 2-hour tour.  During your experience, cycle to local, world-famous pubs in London for a pint. Join a tour that has played host to James Corden, the Late Late Show, and the cast of Dark Phoenix. An onboard guide and barman will point out the sights and keep the drinks flowing. Drinks are not included but feel free to bring your own.

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London: City Highlights Bike Tour

2. London: City Highlights Bike Tour

Visit London’s must-see sights and attractions by bicycle as well as off-the-beaten-track hot spots that tour buses can’t reach. You’ll hear quirky tales about London’s amazing and sometimes bizarre history on this unique bicycle excursion. You’ll cycle at a comfortable pace along riverside pathways, dedicated bike lanes, and park routes. Possible tour stops include London’s major highlights, including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Other places of interest that you may see include Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Listen to amusing anecdotes about London from your knowledgeable guide, and make stops during the day.

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Secret London Tour by Bike

3. 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.

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London Private Bicycle Tour

4. 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. 

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London: Private Family Bike Tour

5. London: Private Family Bike Tour

Join a fully customizable private family bike tour of London. Take in the sites that your family wants to see and listen to your tour guide, a lover of the city and someone who can give you an insider's take. Along the way you'll hear about London’s looniest laws, its most eccentric inhabitants, the realities of being a royal and more. You'll also visit more sites from the Harry Potter movie scenes than you can shake your magic wand at.  If you have any budding graffiti artists in the family, spray paint cans can be provided the kids can go wild in the Banksy tunnel, a legal street art zone close.  You'll cycle at a speed suitable for the family, and the tour route will be very easy to follow. You will travel down cycle lanes, crooked cobbled streets, riverside pathways and park routes. Helmets are provided for everybody and there are a range of different cycle options for small children, including tag-a-long bike buddies and child seats.

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Royal London Half-Day Bike Tour

6. 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!

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London Essentials: 3.5-Hour Morning Bike Tour

7. London Essentials: 3.5-Hour Morning Bike 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.

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London: Royal Deer Park Bike Tour

8. 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. Pauls Cathedral, and west to Windsor Castle. Enjoy an optional walk through the protected Isabella Plantation, before stopping for a pub lunch. 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. If you prefer to take a half-day tour, you can finish after lunch and enjoy the riverside cycle back to Richmond Train Station.

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Hampton Court Palace Bike Tour, Royal Park, and Picnic

9. Hampton Court Palace Bike Tour, Royal Park, and Picnic

Join a leisurely guided Hampton Court Palace bike tour along the River Thames to the home of King Henry VIII and his many wives. See the remains of Richmond Palace, Ham House, Teddington Lock, and enjoy a walk around an 800-year-old market square. You can enjoy a pub lunch (private tour or with a group decision), or pick up a snack from the market to enjoy by the fountain. As you munch away, enjoy a view of the Hampton Court Palace's less-known side. Take a half-day bike tour to visit the palace after lunch, or take a full-day tour to enjoy a traditional British afternoon tea picnic and see the deer in the second largest Royal Park of London. You can spot the resident red and fallow deer, take a walk through the peaceful Woodland Gardens with its wonderful seasonal foliage, and explore the fountain gardens of Upper Lodge. You'll also stop en route for a traditional afternoon tea picnic on blankets and cushions with pots of tea and homemade cakes. Then cycle the 5 minutes (by quiet road) to Teddington Mainline Train Station for direct trains back to Richmond for the Underground District Line trains or Mainline trains to London Waterloo. The local guide can also transport your luggage and help with arranging accommodation. So why don't you enjoy the full day ride and picnic then visit Hampton Court Palace the next day on your own time? The local guide has been granted a license by Royal Parks to run guided tours in Bushy Park, the old hunting ground of Henry VIII.

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Hampton Court Palace: River Thames Bike Tour

10. 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.

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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

    My friend and I experienced a wonderful afternoon with the kindest Tourist guide-Ola in London. This is my first time visiting London; we are cycling to a lot of beautiful places. The tour, the weather, the vibes, and the history stories, everything leaves me an unforgettable memory! I feel I am lucky to choose this happy and wonderful trip with my friend. Highly recommend everyone to join this leisurely bike tour!!

    It was a great day. The tour guide is informative, fun and friendly. It was a great way to sight see around London. In case you're worried about London traffic - you don't cycle anywhere dangerous. I would and have been recommending this activity to others.

    A great, safe way to explore London and learn loads of different/fun facts. Wrap up warm if it’s winter - although there’s plenty of cycling, it gets quite cold with all the stops.

    Great fun up & down Oxford Street, very festive… BYOB good too as keeps the cost down in central London!

    Absolutely brilliant, Shady and Niamh were great hosts. Definitely recommend