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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:3 - 3.5 hours

London Bike Tour - East, West or Central London

Discover the history and diversity of London by bike on an 3.5-hour sightseeing tour! Choose your favorite of three tour options and cruise by sites like the magnificent Tower Bridge, Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral and Covent Garden, and witness the impressive Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Along the way, learn about the city’s colorful history – the glorious, the infamous and everything in between.  


  • Choice of East, West or Central London bicycle tour
  • Explore the different faces of London by bike
  • East London tour: Tower Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe, Docklands and St Paul's
  • West London tour: Theatreland, Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden and Hyde Park
  • Central London tour: Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and St Paul's Cathedral
  • Insightful commentary from your expert local guide

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What You Can Expect

London Bike Tour - East, West or Central London

London Bike Tour

Experience the incredible juxtaposition of classic and modern London with an entertaining and informative bike tour! Choose the east, west or central London tour and head to Southwark at the designated start time. There you’ll meet your friendly guide and get fitted with a rental bike and helmet. 

Set off on a leisurely ride along cobbled alleyways, bike paths, and side roads. Sites visited will vary depending on your tour option, but may include the stunning Tower Bridge and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, a lovely Elizabethan monument that still offers regular performances; Buckingham Palace and the gorgeous Hyde Park; or Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul's Cathedral. Along the way, zip past buskers on the riverfront, lively city markets and eclectic shopping areas. 

By the end of your tour, you’ll have a greater understanding of London’s commitment to maintaining tradition while staying a cutting-edge metropolis.

Each bike tour covers approximately 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) of ground and ends back at the starting point after approximately 3.5 hours. 

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East London Bike Tour (3.5 hours)
The East London Tour offers a fascinating guide to the East of London. The tour takes a route from Gabriel's Wharf, along the river, stopping at attractions including the new Shakespeare Globe Theatre, Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Over the bridge, you'll head to St. Katherine's Dock and then on to Brunel's tunnel and Tobacco Dock, experiencing the atmosphere of the disused London docks. Cross the highway to Cable Street and discover the true East End - the multinational, multicultural London.

Back to just outside the City walls at Aldgate, learn the truth of who Jack the Ripper was, and what was covered up! Through the gate, see the stunning contrast of London's financial district, the splendor of the Royal Exchange, the Mansion House and the Guildhall, intermingled with modern design and a massive number of churches competing for space. And of course, witness the glory of St. Paul's Cathedral.

West London Bike Tour (3 hours)
From Gabriel's Wharf, you will be equipped with a bicycle of your choice and have time to gain your balance before setting off at an easy pace with your guide on this fantastic tour of London. Moving west along the side of the River Thames, you'll pass the National Theatre, the Royal Festival Hall and cruise under the London Eye.

Continue under Westminster Bridge, stopping to snap photos and to admire the architecture of the Houses of Parliament. Pedal along to Lambeth Palace, one of London's oldest buildings the home of the head of "The Church of England".

Then cross to the north side of the river and explore the lanes of traditional red brick houses, passing though a back gate into Westminster Abbey School yard – the first school in England. Just outside the school, you'll stand right on the place where so many Kings and Queens have had their coronation.

Across the road join the green trail, though St. James's Park to Buckingham Palace, up Constitution Hill into the open space of Hyde Park. In the park, you'll stop for a break at the Royal Albert Memorial (the late husband of Queen Victoria) then to listen to the eccentric orators at Speakers Corner.

Back down the hill past Green Park, then down the Mall to Trafalgar Square, with Lord Nelson looking down. Pass the National Gallery, pedal through the back streets and alleyways of Covent Garden, theatre-land, home of the Royal Opera House, street theatre and much more. Cross over Waterloo Bridge to end the tour.

Central London Bike Tour (3 hours)
Saddle up at Gabriel's Wharf, located on the south side of the river in Waterloo. After choosing a bike, your experienced guide will escort you along the riverside, down side roads and alley ways though central London. Stop along the way to admire the amazing engineering achievement of the London Eye and hear the story of Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament.

Continuing along the river, cross Lambeth Bridge and cycle past the small red brick houses that line the streets. Pass though the courtyard of Westminster School – from which you can admire the belfry of Westminster Abbey – then over to St. James park. An early start means you will not miss the pomp and pageantry associated with the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Afterwards, head back to central London, where you'll walk through Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and China Town before cycling to Covent Garden.

Take a break to watch some street theater in the market piazza before getting back on the bikes. Your ride takes you though London's legal district and over to the colorful Leather Lane Market and Smithfield's Market.

Finally, view the amazing St Paul's Cathedral and then cross south on the famous Wobbly Bridge back to the starting point. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour guide was excellent in knowledge and personality

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was my favorite part of our trip to London. It was a great way to start the trip and see all the sights. The guide, Dominick was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and great guiding a group in movement. Highly recommended!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The tour was amazing and our guide, Dave, superb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Lots of fun, informative and entertaining. David did a great job! Bicycling allows one to see more than walking and is definitely the most interesting way to see a city. This also beats seeing London via a tour bus since we never were stuck in traffic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Our guide was great- energetic, entertaining and knowledgeable. We had a great time and saw a ton of sights including the changing of the guards!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

My guide, Alyssa, was extremely knowledgable. We were able to cover a lot of ground and rode on lovely side streets that we wouldn't have been able to get to on a bus. With London traffic, I felt like we were moving more quickly than cars or busses!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Our guide Jordi was great! Super informative and even took us to places so that we could get great shots on our cameras.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Absolutely fantastic! The Guide Tarik was brilliant. Very informative, and friendly. A great way to see London, with lots of time to take Photos. Plus time for a Beer in Convent Garden :)

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