Explore London with this fun Royal London Bike Tour
- London (London)
- Price for 1 Participant
Discover London's fascinating history, impressive architecture
and beautiful parks with this brilliant Royal London Bike Tour, the
perfect experience gift for both native Londoners and tourists
Whether you've lived in the capital city all your life and want to rediscover it, are new to London and want to see all it has to offer, or are just looking for a unique and memorable experience gift for a friend, this hugely enjoyable cycling sightseeing tour will tick every box. This is a great chance to cycle through the heart of London in a team led by a knowledgable guide, who will divulge some of the city's most captivating historic tales as you cycle. The tour will take you past many of the capital's most iconic sights, including: the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, House Guards Parade, the Churchill War Rooms, and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. It's not just London's urban charm you'll be discovering, as you will also be exploring some of London's most beautiful Royal Parks, including Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park, and St. James's Park, where you can enjoy some peace and quiet away from the bustle of London's streets. Lasting for four fantastic hours, you'll have a break halfway through the tour in Trafalgar Square, where you can have some food and a drink in a traditional English pub and relax with the rest of your group, or listen to some more interesting London stories from your guide.
This is a superb way to spend a few hours; mixing plenty of absorbing culture with gentle exercise and huge amounts of fun, this great cycling tour of London can be enjoyed by just about anyone and makes a wonderfully special experience gift.
The Royal London Bike Tour runs regularly on selected dates throughout the year at 11:00 am. The tours are also available at 3:30 pm between May and September.
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: 04:00
Time at Venue: 04:00
The Royal London Bike Tour lasts for approximately 4 hours.
Participants: The Royal London Bike Tour is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 11
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
The Royal London Bike Tour is for one person cycling as part of a group of up to 17.
The Royal London 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 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 Royal London 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.
London is a city you can visit hundreds of times, but actually know very little about its history. So, when we were invited by Fat Tire Bike Tours to take part in a London Bike Tour Experience, we jumped at the chance to learn a little more about the stories behind our Capital.
Evie and I arrived at the Fat Tire Offices on the edge of Kensington Gardens, where we met our friendly instructor Reese and the rest of our group. We were then kitted up with bikes, which both Evie and I had not ridden for quite a few years. Hoping that the old saying ‘it’s just like riding a bike’ was true, we made a start and headed towards Kensington gardens. (In case you are wondering, it really is true; you never forget how to ride a bike).
The Royal Bike Tour is great for anyone who is a bit nervous to ride on the London roads, as most of the tour involves cycling through London’s beautiful parks in designated cycle lanes, making the experience perfect for families with younger children or less-confident cyclists.
The tour route took us through the heart of London, passing Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, 10 Downing Street, Kensington Palace and more, with a royal theme running throughout. One of the biggest benefits of touring on a bike is that you get to cover a lot more ground than on a walking tour, allowing us to see a lot of London in a short space of time.
We stopped frequently at central points, where Reese told us a bit about our surroundings. It seems every inch of London has a story behind it, so having a tour guide who is both enthusiastic and knowledgeable enhances any London visit. We learnt a lot at each spot and came home with some pretty fun facts; did you know that the back halves of the Lions at Trafalgar Square are actually designed after a Labrador dog? Nope, neither did we.
Our tour included a stop at Trafalgar square, where we were able to take a seat and have some refreshments. But, with plenty more of London to see, 30 minutes later we were ready to set-off again. The second half of the tour was just as entertaining and informative as the first; our stops included the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, The Princess Diana Memorial and more.
The pace of cycling is really relaxed throughout the entire tour, so you don’t need to be an avid cycler to take part. Over the course of 4 hours, we saw London’s finest sights, learnt a lot and had fun in the process. Many thanks to Reese and all the staff at Fat Tire Bike Tours for making our afternoon so enjoyable!