Explore the main attractions along London’s central riverside on this 5-hour River Thames bike tour. On this small-group excursion, see the world-famous sites that flank the river, including Big Ben, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater and St. Paul’s Cathedral, cross the Tower Bridge and indulge in international delicacies at Borough Market. As you ride, enjoy interesting commentary about the city's rich and extensive history.
In the morning, meet your local guide in central London and take off on a leisurely bike tour of the city’s ever-evolving Thames riverfront. Due to the small group format, your guide will design a custom itinerary that suits the group based on preference and ability. Whatever path you take, you’ll see key attractions like Big Ben, the London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the Tower of London.
After cruising through South Bank, you’ll stop at the bustling and eclectic Borough Market. Aside from offering a cacophony of artisanal food products and beautiful produce, this market is a testimony to London’s multicultural landscape. For lunch, grab some crispy fish and chips, a Damascean falafel wrap or a pot of steaming hot noodles with custom toppings (own expense).
Next, hop back on your bike to work off your hearty lunch. Head to the iconic Tower Bridge – a masterpiece of Victorian engineering. As you cross the bridge into London’s financial district, admire sweeping river views that feature a juxtaposition of old London architecture and modern constructions like the Shard, a 95-story pyramid of glass.
Along the way, enjoy a storied narrative from your guide about the major events – from plagues and wars to catastrophic fires – that have evolved the cityscape. Pass the Monument to the Great Fire of 1666 and the remarkably beautiful Leadenhall Market, the setting of many feature films including Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Then pedal over the London Bridge back to Southwark, where your tour ends by mid-afternoon.
This bike tour was fantastic. Our guide was wonderful, shared great information and history, and he always offered to take family photos of anyone! Definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a great overview of London. You should consider doing it at the beginning of your vacation so you know where to spend your time.
Great, great ride and overview of London. Our guide...I beleive Beth was her name...was superb. Great overview of the trip including sites, traffic observance...riding on the LEFt side of the road : cause it's London, ensuring our young riders were close to her for safety. She was just great and made this crowded city very easy to navigate for us. Excellent history lesson, lots of river stops, and we rode ACROSS Tower bridge. Amazing for sure. And a yummy lunch stop in Borough market. highly recommend.
excellent way to enjoy London
Our guide, Thomas, was delightful. I don't call 11 riders a small group. We found ourselves riding on walkways crowded with many pedestrians, which got very stressful. This distracted from seeing the "sights" between stops.
I would highly recommend any of the bike tours offered including this one. It certainly was an experience getting up close and personal with the London traffic especially the red buses!
The cobblestones made their presence felt the next day!
Our guide was knowledgeable and fun, the Irish accent was divine!
We had a range of experience in our group and everyone coped and made it back to base with lots of laughs.
It's a great way to see a lot of areas that maybe you would not normally get to.
The only down side was that there wasn't the Thames clipper ride as advertised, a bit deceiving as we especially picked this tour to take advantage of the different transports.
Fantastic tour! SO worth the time and money. Our guide was both knowledgeable and personable, and the places we visited were accompanied by neat historical tidbits and anecdotes. I loved the lunch break at the market, and being able to bike across both the Tower Bridge as well as London Bridge. It's a great way to preview places you'd like to spend more time at during your holiday.
Tour was great. Thomas our guide, was knowledgable and interesting to listen to. Saw lots of little places you would never have found on your own. Highly recommend.
Being a road bike rider I wasn't too sure about the fat tire bikes at first. But they turned out to be very comfortable when you are riding at a slow pace. I felt very safe with our knowledgable guide.
Our guide was fantastic, the bikes very comfortable and easy, the weather fabulous - in all a great experience. Thank you.
This tour was a lot of fun and the tour guide was very knowledgable about almost everything to do with London. He obviously loves the city which is great for those visiting to hear. Our group was only 4 people and it could have probably covered more ground as we seemed to have quite a long lunch break. Ending with a cruise along the Thames was lovely and I would definitely recommend this as a great way to see the sights of London and learn a lot along the way.
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