1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Tower of London

London: Old Town 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

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Explore the working heart of London on a bike tour of the City and East End. See London’s legendary sights from the saddle of a comfortable bicycle, and pedal past the Tower of London, Tobacco Dock, the Financial District, and more.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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  • Cycle past Borough Market, London's favorite farmers market
  • See the fairytale Tower Bridge and the imposing Tower of London
  • Pedal in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper and hear rumours of who he really was
  • Vist the Docklands and see abandoned warehouses and warehouses converted into luxury riverside apartments
  • Cycle through the City of London past grand financial buildings and striking modern architecture
  • Admire Sir Christopher Wren's glorious St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Discover tiny churches tucked among the imposing buildings of the City of London
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Enjoy a 3.5-hour bike ride around the East End of London to see many of the city’s most historic sites. Meet your guide on the south bank of the River Thames, close to the Southbank arts complex, and select your bike. As you tour, an experienced guide will unravel the layers of history that have built up by the side of the Thames over a period of two centuries.

The East End Tour takes a route from Gabriel's Wharf, along the river, stopping at attractions including the new Globe Theatre, Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hinde, and on to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Cross over the bridge to St. Katherine's Dock, and pedal on to Brunel's tunnel and Tobacco Dock, where you will catch the atmosphere of London’s former Docklands. Cross into Cable Street and discover the true East End of multicultural London. Back to the City walls at Aldgate, learn the truth of who Jack the Ripper really was, and what was covered up!

Move from poverty to extreme riches (metaphorically speaking) and see the stunning contrast in London's financial district, as you cycle past the splendor of the Royal Exchange, Mansion House, and Guildhall.

Naturally the tour includes a ride past Sir Christopher Wren’s glorious St. Paul's Cathedral, before heading back to Gabriel's Wharf, cycling in the footsteps of Shakespeare, Dickens, and more. Enjoy plenty of gossip along the way, just as those famous authors probably would have!
  • Bike rental
  • Helmet
  • Tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drinks at the pub
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years

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Meeting point

74 Kennington Road, Kennington, London, SE11 6NL

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• Please note that this tour is not suitable for children younger than 10 years
• Bookings can be made by single people, however a minimum of 2 customers is required for a tour to run
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