London: Piccadilly and Soho Beer Bike Tour
- Small group
- Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
Biking across London allows you to appreciate the city's cultural venues and historic attractions. Stop by the local pub or café for tea and crumpets or a bite of fish and chips on your way. With a full belly, hop back on your bike and burn through those calories while experiencing the rest of the city.
Choose from a number of unique London bike tours and experience the city on your terms. Some tours allow you to participate with a venue request. The guide will then arrange the tour to suit your preferences.
On more structured tours you'll be able to see attractions like Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s London home. Inside, the estate boasts 775 rooms and 78 bathrooms. You may find yourself lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Queen, Prince Philip, or even one of Her Majesty’s prized corgis waltzing across the 39-acre garden.
Tours also often take you through Westminster Abbey, where you will see the coronation church that was built in 1066. With over a million people viewing the still-active church annually, you may run into some crowds. On your bike tour, however, you can learn all about its famous ceremonies without having to wait in line.
Some tours will take you through London’s historic east end. You can travel along the banks of the Thames or pedal past the Tower of London and hear about the castle’s history as a prison as well as a royal palace. You can also travel above The Tower Bridge to the Glass Floor that allows you to see almost 140 feet below you. You may even see the bridge open as you stand above it.
Stop by Hyde Park on your way through the heart of London. Set up for large scale events and concerts, this bountiful park offers enough space for loud crowds as well as quiet passersby. Put on the brakes when you see the Diana Memorial Fountain, reflecting Princess Diana’s life and her open, welcoming personality. The queen oversaw its construction and opened the fountain to the public in 2004. She made sure to use top-notch talent and tools.
The Secret London Tour by Bike leads you downside roads and alleys to give you the opportunity to enjoy London from an insider’s perspective. Listen to stories of scandal spanning over the years of London’s history. Bike through the financial district and imagine a time when polar bears were spotted in the River Thames. Covering about 15 miles, the river offers easy access for goods and transportation in and out of London.
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If you're looking to get off the beaten track of the usual tourist crowds then I can't recommend this enough! It helped that it was an amazing day as well and it was such a chilled way of seeing some fantastic places. Great tour guide as well! For only £24 per person as well for 3/4hrs worth of a tour, bargain.
It was amazing, Gary was incredibly insightful about the history of the area. The street art was brilliant and Gary knew everything about the pieces of work and the artist who created it. The bikes were in good condition and were an easy ride. I would highly recommend to anyone to do this tour.
Fran is a wonderful and affable docent on bike. I enjoyed taking a leisuerly ride around the city and seeing the major landmarks and listening to Fran's quirky and mesmorizing explanation of British histroy.
Paul was an amazing tour guide! Took us at our own pace with an 11 year old girl and 13 year old boy. Would do it again next time we head to London for sure. Thanks for a great afternoon!
Paul, our tour guide, is very knowledgeable, great sense of humour and excellent getting 8 people around busy London on bikes.