Guided tour

The Royal Parks and Royal Palaces 3.5-Hour Morning Tour

4.9 / 5

98 reviews

Activity provider: Notting Hill Bike tours

The Royal Parks and Royal Palaces 3.5-Hour Morning Tour

Activity provider: Notting Hill Bike tours

From US$ 37.13 per person

Explore London without traffic jams and crowded tube stations on a bike tour. See Kensington Garden, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Royal Parks, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, and more.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Cycle through the Royal parks
  • Take a stroll at Parliament square and Big Ben
  • Learn more about the amazing Westminster Abbey
  • Take a selfie outside Kensington Palace
Full description
This tour starts in Kensington Garden - you'll start the morning by cycling through this beautiful park to see where Queen Victoria grew up and where Princess Diana lived. Further down the road, you'll stop at London's most classic venue, The Royal Albert Hall, built to memorialize Prince Albert. Feel free to do your own "last night of the proms" or lay back and listen to one of your guide's anecdotes. Your group will then follow the "rotten row" in the magical Hyde park to the statue of one of England's biggest heroes of all time, the man who defeated Napoleon back in 1815: if you know his name and where the battle took place you're the hero of the day. It's all downhill from there, through the Green Park to visit the official residence of the Royal family, Buckingham Palace - maybe you'll get invited for a cup of tea? We hope to tell you some stories about the Palace that you won't find in a travel guide! Next stop on your route is Trafalgar square, one of the world's most famous places. Whatever happened to Lord Nelson in Trafalgar and where did all the pigeons that once lived here go? If you know this then please do share - that's what the tour is all about, sharing some stories  - it's more of a chat than a lecture with a lot of yeardropping. If you like the royal weddings and the coronations, the amazing Westminster Abbey might be the highlight for you on the tour, if you prefer some good old execution and torture you can pay some extra attention by ţhe Houses of Parliament. Then, take a selfie at Big Ben, London's number one landmark before your group goes back again through the Royal Parks to the meeting point again. But please don't rush off without challenging your guides with any questions you may have about other attractions, museums, markets and more ways to enjoy this fabulous city.
  • 7-21 gear hybrid bike (a combination of a city bike and mountain bike)
  • Kids bikes and child seats (needs to be booked in advance and are subject to availability)
  • Helmet
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
Not suitable for
  • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)

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Meeting point

The meeting point is located outside the main entrance to Hilton Hotel, Hyde Park, 129 Bayswater Road, London.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • To take part in this tour, you need to know how to ride a bike and be able to cycle 12 kilometers at a slow pace. This tour uses 16-gear bikes, a combination between a city bike and a mountain bike
  • The recommended minimum age to participate in this tour is 10 years old
  • All participants are responsible for their own security on the bike tour
  • The tour takes place on light and easy 16-gear bikes, a combination of a city bike and a mountain bike
  • Kids' bikes and child seats need to be pre-booked and are subject to availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 98 reviews

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What an enjoyable way to spend a morning! Fantastic bike tour getting up close with lots of key attractions. Our guide was fantastic and so knowledgeable. He even brought us tea and biscuits for half way round. The bikes were brilliant and we just loved the whole experience! Thankyou Ola.

October 18, 2022

This bike tour is a must while in London. Starting with new bikes in excellent condition, good helmets provided and the tour guide, Olaf, making sure everyone was well fitted prior to cycling. While touring London, Olaf shared old and new stories in a fun and informative matter. The music he played while riding was like the icing on the cake.

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October 11, 2022

This is an absolute must for anyone visiting london! Orla’s tour took us everywhere we wanted to see (Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Convent Gardens, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace) and even more places we never knew existed but were so glad we found. The tour was fun, educational, and the ride was the perfect length. We can’t recommend this enough. BOOK THIS!

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October 6, 2022

Product ID: 159101