Original London Bike Tour

    5/5 (2)
    • 3.5 hours | 9.07 miles
    • From £44.95 GBP
    • London
    Rider Level: Leisure Primarily bike paths Client favorites
    5/5 (2)

    Rider Level: Leisure Primarily bike paths Client favorites

    3.5 hours | 9.07 miles
    From £44.95 GBP
    London

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    • Explore iconic London's top sightseeing destinations

      The Original London Bike Tour is a family-friendly journey through London’s East End, with the added benefit of bike rental. Since 1991, visitors have ventured out from Lambeth and along the banks of the River Thames, passing the world renowned Tate Modern Art Gallery as they head toward Shakespeare’s own New Globe Theatre. The contrast between its Elizabethan architecture and the Victorian Bankside Power Station is striking, but this is not the only unexpected sight to be seen along the tour - you'll also witness Borough Market, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Dockyards, Blackfriars Bridge, and St. Paul's Cathedral.

      Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the famous Elizabethan playhouse designed by England's eminent playwright - the Globe was the ultimate arena for performances of Shakespeare's masterpieces. Admire its of-the-time beamed exterior and feel inspired by the artistic atmosphere. Biking on to Borough Market, your efforts will be rewarded with some of the city's best street food and local produce in one of London's oldest and largest food markets. It couldn't be much more at odds with the monumental skyscrapers that tower over the Thames from the north, but London is a city of dramatic contrasts.

      As you ride across Tower Bridge, you’ll be able to see some of Foster’s most brilliant architecture from the past century. Your guide will lead you on to a view of the infamous Tower of London, where many a sorry prisoner saw out a dark and gloomy sentence. More food follows, with a stop at the Captain Kidd, a waterfront pub nestled amongst the Dockyard's maze of warehouses, atmospheric alleyways and cobbled streets.

      Your bicycle tour begins to journey back westward at this point, riding through the more contemporary business districts including the Square Mile, and the archaic bedrock institutions of Lloyd's, the Royal Exchange, and Mansion House. Before returning to Lambeth across the commanding Blackfriars Bridge, you'll pass under the majestic St. Paul's Cathedral, one of London's proudest landmarks, where, each year, millions flock to discover the majesty within the exquisite white exterior.

      • Parliament Building in London, England. Kirk Johnson@Flickr
      • Union Jacks in England. Ian Taylor@Unsplash
      • Sunset in London, England. CC:Diliff
      • Trafalgar Square, London, England. Diane Picchiottino@Unsplash

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      Schedule

      Days Start Finish
      Daily 2:00 pm ~5:30 pm

      Runs regularly from April to November. Private tours in winter only.

      Prices

      Rate GBP
      Adult price · Riders age 18 and older £44.95
      Child price · Riders age 10-17 £34.95
      Adult E-Bike £62.95

       

      Highlights

      West End, Archbishop’s Park, Westminster Abbey, Horse Guards Parade, Hyde Park, Mayfair, Carnaby Street, Soho, Covent Garden, Waterloo, Banksy Tunnel, Lambeth


      What’s included

      • Bike and helmet rental
      • English-speaking local guide

      Meeting place & directions

      London Bicycle Tour and Hire Company center - 74 Kennington Rd, London, SE11 6NL.

      Please arrive at least 15 mins before your tour is due to start.

      • Patricia Doody 3 weeks ago

        Love our cycle through London!

        · Original London Bike Tour

        Our guide Nani was fantastic! So knowledgeable, so funny. Was so enjoyable even in the rain! Saw more sights than we thought we would and enjoyed every minute of it! He is the best guide ever!
        Rode on many good bike paths and lanes so felt very safe!
        Thank you Nani!!

        What was the date of your tour?
        May 21,24
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
        • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
      • Patricia Doody 4 weeks ago

        Love our cycle through London!

        · Original London Bike Tour

        Our guide Nani was fantastic! So knowledgeable, so funny. Was so enjoyable even in the rain! Saw more sights than we thought we would and enjoyed every minute of it! He is the best guide ever!
        Rode on many good bike paths and lanes so felt very safe!
        Thank you Nani!!

        What was the date of your tour?
        May 21,24
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
        • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)