Private Original Bike Tour - London Bicycle

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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Live guide: English
Tour frequency: Monday - Sunday | from 9:00 to 16:00
Free cancelation no later than 48 hours before the start
Tour on request - the order is confirmed within 12 hours
Meeting point: 74 Kennington Road Kennington London SE11 6NL
Arrival point: 74 Kennington Road Kennington London SE11 6NL

See many of the city’s most historic sites with our 3.5-hour bike tour around the Old Town of London, including free traditional bicycle rental for all shapes and sizes! Meet your guide in our office in Lambeth close to Lambeth North and Waterloo Underground stations and select your bike.

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After confirming your reservation, you will receive an email with a reservation voucher. Please print it or upload it to your smartphone / tablet to show on the day of the event.

Benefits

  • The Original Bike Tour focuses its attention on the east of the city, heading out towards the old docklands and back through London town
  • This was the first tour created here at London Bicycle Tour Company, dating back to 1991
  • Сycle down the riverside to the New Globe Theatre, a beautiful, curvaceous replica of the unique Elizabethan theatre made famous by William Shakespeare

Description

See many of the city’s most historic sites with our 3.5-hour bike tour around the Old Town of London, including free traditional bicycle rental for all shapes and sizes! Meet your guide in our office in Lambeth close to Lambeth North and Waterloo Underground stations and select your bike.

We will cycle to Bankside power station, now home to the Tate Modern Art Gallery and the home of modern and contemporary art in Europe. Then across the riverside to the New Globe Theatre and the largest and oldest food market in London, with the best street food and fresh local produce.

After crossing Tower Bridge, we will ride along the river to the old Dockyards a maze of warehouses and alleyways, including a quick stop at Captain Kidd, a waterside pub. Then cycle to a less industrial land, area that has been transformed into a destination for young designers and their businesses. Our next stop is  St Paul's Cathedral, one of the most stunning and recognisable monuments in London and from here back to Lambeth.

Schedule

Private and Group Tours can start and finish at different locations, subject to extra charges for bicycle relocation and route research/guide.

For large groups (10+ persons) see our Group Tours.

  • Tate Modern Gallery
  • Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Borough Market
  • London Bridge
  • Tower Bridge
  • St Katherine’s Dock
  • Tobacco Dock
  • The Capt’n Kidd (break)
  • Cable Street
  • City of London
  • Leadenhall Market
  • The Bank
  • St Paul’s Cathedral

Includes

  • Tour guide
  • Bicycle hire for the period of tour

Does not include

  • Additional costs - public transport / museum tickets
  • Food and drinks breaks are at own expense

How safe are the tours?

Since 1991 we have taken over 100,000 people cycling through London- with nothing more than a few bumps and scratched knees. We are proud of our safety record. Our guides are fully trained in safety. The tours do go on the road, however, our routes are designed so that most of the time we are in quiet back streets and on cycle paths. At the start of the tour, you will be given a full safety briefing, and your guide will always be on hand to help and make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Are the tours suitable for children?

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. If they are at least 10 years old, competent cyclists, and comfortable with some riding alongside traffic, then yes. Children younger than 10 are not suitable for group tours. Management or the tour guide will make the final decision on if a child can ride with the group. Adults are responsible for children and their safety at all times. To be sure that your young child can do a London bike tour, you should book a private tour for your family (all ages accepted on private tours, and we have a range of bikes to suit). 

Can a child ride in a tag along or child seat attachment on the tour?

Not on group tours. This is possible on a private tour only.

What are the Tour Guides like?

We are the only bike tour in London to have a large team of tour guides who are specialists in many different Languages. All our guides are super friendly and are trained in London knowledge, history, safety, leadership and customer service. 

Do the guides talk about the sights? Is there time for photographs?

Yes, that's the whole idea. They will stop at major sights and tell you what you’re looking at and interesting stories about it, plus giving you info about city life today.

Do tour prices include bicycle hire for the tour?

Yes

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Free! Free cancellation 48 hours before the event. Later than 48 hours before the start, you cannot cancel and you will not be refunded.

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