Guided tour

Grand London Half-Day Bicycle Tour

Activity provider: BrakeAway Bike Tours

Grand London Half-Day Bicycle Tour

Activity provider: BrakeAway Bike Tours

From US$ 34.69 per person

On the Grand London half-day bicycle tour you’ll see London in all its glory! Visit the city’s highlights such as Big Ben, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace - as well as many of the hidden, less-visited spots.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
  • Visit Buckingham Palace and watch the Changing of the Guard
  • Explore the hidden back streets of Westminster
  • Take in the 'Bansky' legal street art tunnel
  • Grab a snack at Covent Garden and watch the world class street entertainers
Full description
Visit all of London’s must-see sights and attractions by bicycle as well as off-the-beaten track places that tour buses can’t take you. You’ll hear quirky tales about London’s amazing and sometimes bizarre history on this unique half-day excursion. You’ll cycle at a comfortable pace along riverside pathways, dedicated bike lanes, and park routes, ensuring your complete safety at all times. The tour stops at major highlights, such as the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Other places of interest that you’ll see include Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral. You’ll also learn about amusing and unusual elements of this great city, such as the world’s smallest police station and an ancient Egyptian tower that has survived for 3,000 years. You’ll hear about the historic struggle between the town planners and the milkmaids at St. James Park, and discover the church that inspired the wedding cake! There will be time for a break at Covent Garden to watch the street entertainers and visit the best muffin shop in London.
Includes
  • Use of a bicycle
  • Use of safety helmet and reflective vests
  • Bicycle lights (for winter months)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People who can't ride a bike
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)

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Meeting point

Waterloo Train Station, Waterloo Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8SW, UK. Meet outside the entrance to platforms 1 and 2, in front of a store named ‘Whistle Stop’. Your guide will be waiting for you here. Please note, Waterloo Train Station is above the underground station so if you arrive into the underground station you must go up the escalators into the main station. If you are running late, or you need directions, please use the number provided.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • We have a range of child and youth bicycles; however, we do ask that all riders be at least 8 years of age.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 127 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We loved the London bike tour. We took the tour on our first day in London (literally just off the plane) as a way to see the city and get the lay of the land - and that’s exactly what we got! It was a great macro view and allowed us to shake off some jet lag and jot down some places we wanted to visit again later in the trip. Our 2 children (ages 9 and 10) had a great time and other than them forgetting to stay on the left side of the road 1000 times…. I felt they were completely safe cycling through the city. Adam our tour guide was great! Lots of good stories and kept the tour moving!

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October 19, 2022

We absolutely loved our guide, Pat, who had a great flair for the theatrical retelling of London lore and stories. However, my advice is for the business owners to take a page out of the museum guide’s book and purchase in-ear headbuds with bluetooth transponders to be worn around the neck so that a. Everyone in the group can hear the guide tell stories regardless of background noise, b. Receive real-time directions, c. The pace of the biking can stay at the slowest person’s pace. My advice is to add 30 minutes to the tour so that a little more ground can be covered but at a slower pace since most of the folks on the tour are trying to soak in all of the sites they see which necessitates a slightly slower pace. And please, please, please, keep families with kids in the back of the pack… nothing is worse than trying to follow children on unfamiliar bikes.

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August 16, 2022

My party consisted of 2 adults and 1 child. Myself and wife were a little apprehensive about Londons busy streets and the fact nether of us had risen a bike for years. The tour was one of the best excursions we've done and well worth the money. It was safe, saw most of Londons famous landmarks and our guide (Pat) was wonderfully informative entertaining.

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August 19, 2021

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