Explore London and the River Thames on a fun cycling tour
- London (London)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
This River Thames London Bike Tour has got to be the most
enjoyable form of exercise there is, and is also your chance to see
the captivating capital city from a whole new perspective –
on two wheels!
Whether you've lived in London all your life and want to rediscover its celebrated beauty and history, are looking for a unique experience gift for a friend who loves to cycle, or are just looking for a new and fun way to get some exercise, nothing about this sensational cycling tour will disappoint. This is a fantastic chance to explore the capital’s fascinating history as you and your team cycle along both banks of the River Thames. Your bike and helmet will be provided for you, so all you have to do is cycle and enjoy listening to your knowledgeable tour guide’s stories on some of the most riveting tales of London’s rich history. You’ll cycle past many famous sights such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, St Paul’s Cathedral and Big Ben, before stopping for lunch at Borough Market, London's oldest and largest food market. You'll stop here for about an hour, which will give you plenty of time to explore the many food vendors (you truly will be spoilt for choice for what to eat here!) and enjoy a drink at a local English pub with your guide before the bike tour commences again.
So why not treat a lucky friend – or yourself – to a fabulous four hours exploring London’s renowned beauty, and see a whole new side of the capital with this awesome London bike tour. A fantastic experience!
The River Thames London Daytime Bike Tour runs regularly on selected dates throughout the year. Tours begin at 10:30 am.
The River Thames London Daytime Bike Tour is suitable for all,
although please bear in mind you should be a competent, confident
There is no minimum age for this bike tour.
While there are a range of baby seats, tandem buggies, and youth bikes available - please note that these are on a first come first serve basis.
Experience Duration: 04:30
Time at Venue: 04:45
The River Thames London Daytime Bike Tour lasts for approximately 4.5 hours.
Participants: The River Thames London Daytime Bike Tour is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: +10
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
The River Thames London Daytime Bike Tour is for one person cycling as part of a group of up to 17.
The River Thames London Daytime Bike Tour will provide the bikes and helmets for you - you should just ensure you are dressed for the weather and are wearing flat shoes like trainers. There is some space for luggage to be left at the centre, and you can strap smaller bags to the rack on the back of the bikes.
The River Thames London Daytime Bike Tour is generally not weather dependent and will run in the rain - there are plenty of rain ponchos available to borrow! If the weather is especially bad, you are welcome to reschedule the tour for any other day for up to year.
By the time Leoni and I arrived in London, we were raring to get started on our River Thames City Daytime Tour with Fat Tyre Bike Tours. After eagerly pinning the trip on the calendar back in January, we’d waited for tours to resume again in April – can’t imagine it’d be quite so fun in the winter! We’ve both been on several walking tours of London, so were looking forward to leaving our walking boots at home, putting our feet to the pedals, and trying something different. Here’s how we got on…
The tour began at Southwark Underground Tube Station, where we met our tour guide for the day – history of London aficionado, Max. We were shown to the ‘office’ a short walk away, where they keep the bikes, and adjustments were made for the different participants heights. There were also plenty of optional cycling helmets to borrow – after all, safety first! We then listened to a health and safety briefing, before cycling off to our first stop. On our way towards the London Eye, we passed through Leake Street Tunnel – a legal Graffiti spot famous for artwork by the likes of Bansky, and as a place for artists to come and paint. The hardest thing was trying to see all the artwork as we whizzed past – may have to go back the next time I’m in London!
We then headed towards the London Eye, or The Coca Cola London Eye as it now been re-branded. Once everyone had taken pictures, we set off again and soon arrived outside the Tate Modern, where we could spot some of the city’s other iconic landmarks, including the Shard, Walkie Talkie and The Cheese Grater – makes you realise London does have some funky names for it’s skyscrapers! The tour continued for around 2 hours, before we stopped at Borough Market for lunch.
As complete Borough Market ‘newbies’, Leoni and I had the tough decision of what food to buy as there was so much choice. We decided on Indian Street Food Stall, Gujarati Rasoi, and gosh it was good! It was a selection of spiced vegetarian dishes and sides of Samosa’s and Bhaji – a definite recommendation if you’re ever in Borough Market.
With content bellies, we climbed back on the saddle, and headed out for the remainder of the tour. We continued cycling around central London’s famous landmarks, including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Monument, Shakespeare’s Globe and, finally, a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Ship. By the end of the tour, both our brains were full of facts and ready to chill out on the train back to Brighton.
Thanks again to Fat Tyre Bike Tours for having us and to Max for being the best tour guide ever! We absolutely LOVED the experience!