The small group Original Bike Tour in London focuses on the east side of the city, heading out towards the old docklands and back through London town.

Setting off through local streets, you’ll start things off with a ride to the old Bankside power station, now home to Tate Modern Art Gallery and the home of modern and contemporary art in Europe.  Next, you’ll cycle down the riverside to the New Globe Theatre, a beautiful replica of the unique Elizabethan theatre made famous by William Shakespeare.

Moving down the river’s edge, you’ll arrive at Borough Market before crossing the Tower Bridge to the old Dockyards, an atmospheric maze of warehouses and alleyways, including a quick stop at Captain Kidd, a waterside pub.  Next is the Square Mile, London’s financial district, where you’ll pass through a bedrock of institutions such as Lloyd’s of London, the Royal Exchange, and Mansion House, each a delight for architecture enthusiasts.

The final stop is St. Paul's Cathedral, one of the most stunning and recognisable monuments in London.  From here, you’ll head back across Blackfriars Bridge, taking in the amazing views to the East and West of the city as you cross back over the River Thames.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 18+):
$40.24
Child Rate
(Ages 10-17):
$32.25

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Tour / Activity Details

3.5 hours
12:00 noon daily (January through March)
2:00 pm daily (April through October)
12:00 noon daily (November & December)
Please Note: Check-in time is 15 minutes prior to departure.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 10.  Tour does not include hotel pickup; London meeting location will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • Maximum number of guests allowed inside at the check-in location is 3 to allow for proper social distancing
  • There will be frequent cleaning of objects and surfaces touched regularly in the check-in office
  • Bicycles and repairing tools will be cleaned on a regular basis
  • Frequent hand washing for staff and guests is strongly encouraged
  • Face masks are currently required in all indoor public spaces and on public transportation

 

Highlights

  • 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

 

Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet

 

What to Bring/Wear

  • Clothing suitable for the day's weather
  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Money (cash or card) for drinks and/or snacksfood stops

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of bicycles do you have? -- Traditional (Dutch Style) bikes.  They're comfortable!  You sit uprght for easy balance and cruising.  The seats are adjustable so they're suitable for shorter people too.

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 give you info about the city life today.

Will we get a break? -- All tours have at least one refreshment break.

Can I bring my own bike on the tour? -- Bringing your own bike is not permitted on scheduled tours unless specialy adapted for disability reasons.

Do I have to wear a helmet on the tour? -- No.  Guides will provide helmets free of charge, and strongly recommend you wear one, but it is not the law in the UK.

What if it's bad weather on the day? -- Tours run in all weather.  You will be contacted if the tour has to be rescheduled due to severe weather conditions.

Are the tours suitable for children? -- 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 be 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. 

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 10.  Tour does not include hotel pickup; London meeting location will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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