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Experience the exuberance and grandeur of Henry VIII’s England on a bike tour of Hampton Court. With your guide, pedal through the Hampton Court Palace grounds and the expansive Bushy Park. Delight in a leisurely 8-mile (13 km) journey through green spaces and past sites such as President Eisenhower’s WWII base. Along the way, break for a drink at a traditional British pub. Conclude with an optional interior tour of Hampton Court Palace (own expense).


  • 3-hour bike tour of Hampton Court grounds and Bushy Park
  • Explore Bushy Park, one of London’s largest royal parks
  • See where President Eisenhower had his World War II base
  • Rest in a local pub and hear Hampton Court history from a guide
  • Enjoy iconic views of Hampton Court Palace from the Long Water canal
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon bike tour to suit your schedule

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What You Can Expect

Small Group Tour: Hampton Court Bike Tour

Explore the area around Hampton Court Palace by bike!

Make your own way to Hampton Court Station on the outskirts of London (about 35 minutes by train from Waterloo Station), where your morning or evening tour begins. Meet your friendly guide and get fitted with a vintage bike and helmet before setting off on the leisurely 8-mile (13-km) ride though the pastoral wonderland surrounding Hampton Court Palace.

For the next three hours, enjoy picturesque views as your expert guide leads you through exquisite green spaces and the royal palace grounds, stopping first in verdant Bushy Park – Henry VIII’s former hunting ground. Soak up the peaceful pastoral atmosphere as you spot local wildlife, pass landmarks like President Eisenhower’s wartime base and hear entertaining stories of the Henry's escapades. Break at a local pub to recharge with a drink (own expense) before continuing on.

Next, ride to Long Water, a lovely man-made canal that cuts through Hampton Court Park. Modeled off that of Versailles Gardens, Long Water canal offers stunning vistas of Hampton Court Palace, the former residence of Henry VIII. Marvel at the formidable redbrick structure, then zip through the surrounding gardens and along the River Thames to the palace’s riverside entrance. 

Along the way, enjoy lively commentary about the palace’s royal residents and the site’s colorful history. Your guided tour ends at the palace entrance. From there, you may choose to visit the inside of the palace (entrance fee not included) or head back to London. 

Customer Reviews

Suan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fabulous tour great weather and a very enthusiastic guide provided a wonderful tour of Bushy Park. We had a great group as well and saw lots of deer.

Jonathan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great tour. A leisurely ride around the outer grounds of Hampton Court Palace. As promised we saw plenty of deer. It was great to get out of London and experience such a beautiful place.

jasmine s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

lovely tour, something different and informative about the history

jasmine s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

excellent tour

Jennifer W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We really enjoyed this trip, a lovely way to see the outskirts of Hampton Court, Bushy Park and the Thames in that area. Amusing and a bit challenging to use the Dutch bikes but brilliant when we got them going. Our guide Maike sorry if spelling is wrong was lovely, very informative and always smiling. We loved the tour and totally recommend it!

Anthony O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great trip, great guide. Even in a drizzling rain we had a blast. So much beauty to see in Bushy Park and so much history to hear about. Our guide did an excellent job highlighting all there was to see. The park is nice and flat and an easy ride.

Amy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was great! Our guide, Phil, gave a lot of history of Hampton Court and the surrounding areas. We encountered red deer in Bushy Park! The biking was leisurely and scenic.

William T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

John was great. Weather was wonderful for cycling the grounds. Great wsy to see Hampton befire doing a tour of the palace.

Peter D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was an amazing experience. John our tour guide was outstanding as his bikes and van had been stolen just 3 days beforehand. He offered us his time at half price, as we could not ride, so we trained out to the beautiful Richmond and then took the boat out to Hampton Court. The whole group took John up on his offer, and we all had a fantastic time. Viator sub sequentially refunded half our money, but in hind sight we believe Johns alternative trip was worth the full fare. Hope you are back on board with your bikes and van John, you are an outstanding tour guide. Margie and Dunc, Australia.

C Royce A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very enjoyable. Beautiful area to bike. Would certainly recommend.

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