The Ultimate Royal London Bike Tour If you're new to London or even if you already know all the words to ‘God Save The Queen', this guided bike tour has something for you! Whether talking about Kings, Queens & Princesses; palaces, parks & parliament, or battles and their heroes & villains, our knowledgeable tour guides will entertain you with the most poignant, fascinating and often downright absurd London stories, while our comfortable bikes and smooth route make cycling between sites fun and undemanding. Halfway through the tour, we'll take a break where you can go your own way for half an hour. There are many option for lunch including cafes, restaurants, as well as the cornerstone of British culture: the pub. Your guide will be available throughout the lunch break to answer any questions you may have.
If you’re new to London or even if you already know all the words to "God Save The King", this guided bike tour has something for you! Whether talking about kings, queens, princes and princesses, palaces, parks and parliament, or battles and their heroes and villains, our knowledgeable tour guides will entertain you with the most poignant, fascinating and often downright absurd London stories, while our comfortable bikes and smooth route make cycling between sites fun and undemanding. You will take in Royal Palaces and world-famous sites with ease and peddle away from them feeling like an expert in all things London. We do not simply see things on our tours; we aim to leave you with an understanding of them that goes beyond the usual basic explanations. The Royal Parks are often referred to as the lungs of London, so we will make sure that you breath in fresh air and fascinating facts throughout our tour and halfway through the tour, we’ll take a break alongside the beautiful Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park where you can relax and enjoy lunch, chat with friends and watch the swans and geese, before setting off again. This tour is a great place to start your London adventure, and we have found over the years that taking The Royal London Tour early in your trip is the best possible way to get a grounding in the city. After your tour, our friendly staff will be able to give you pointers and help in planning the rest of your adventure. Whether you come loaded with questions or as a complete beginner, let us take you on a journey through our glorious past and present. From the homes of His Majesty to the very centre of government, we have you covered. If you are only going to do one tour in London, make sure it is this one!
We want everyone to be as safe as possible, and our bike tours are a great social distancing activity. We are sanitizing all high-touch surfaces regularly, such as seats and handlebars, we are making hand sanitizer and masks available for all, and we are following local government regulations. We will remain outside for the duration of the tour, giving guests an option to enter an eatery for lunch, be that to pick something up or sit down. The choice is up to you!
We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour departure. Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply. London is known to be a bit rainy from time to time, so we've adapted! Our tours rain or shine and we have plenty of rain ponchos available in our office. Should the weather be particularly bad, feel free to reach out to us at +44.7882.338.779 to reschedule the tour for any other day for up to year, pending availability.
We meet directly outside Queensway tube station, which is on the central line (the red line cutting across the map from east to west). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour to ensure that everyone has time to choose and test their bikes. Be sure to look for one of our guides near the red phone box outside of the station holding a Fat Tire sign.
By securing a private guide just for your group, you'll guarantee adequate time at the stops that interest you most for photos, fun facts, and stories that you'll only get from a live guide. We are happy to customize your departure time and include specific sites as long as we can safely access them by bike within the allotted time. Our private version of this classic London cycle tour is perfect for families, couples, groups, and special occasions! You can select the private option when checking out and be sure to let us know more about your group in the notes so that we can make your time with us extra special.
This is a perfect tour for all levels of cyclists, and we utilize bike lanes within the Royal Parks for the majority of the tour. We do ask that all participants are comfortable riding their own bike and riding in a group. We will have a small amount of road riding and need to cross traffic lanes, but we do so safely and as a group.
A traditional London pub is not to be missed, so we make time for it. About midway through the tour, we will stop near Trafalgar Square where there are plenty of options for lunch. Your guide will point out a pub should you fancy that, as well as places for sandwiches, international food, vegan/vegetarian options, and something for those with dietary restrictions.
Unfortunately we won't have time on this four-hour tour to enter any of the breathtaking museums and monuments that we'll see while on the tour. We will, however, equip you will all of the information you need to make educated decisions about how best to spend your time after the tour. We are happy to pass along recommendations, tips and tricks for skipping lines, and help you enjoy London however we can.
Absolutely. We have luggage racks and bungee cords on the back of every bike which can accommodate small bags and personal items. If you will be traveling with luggage or larger bags, you are welcome to leave that at our secure shop during the tour.
Definitely. We have families join us all the time. Below are the bike options that we have available for your little ones: • for infants 1-3 years old who can hold their head up, we have baby seats that hook onto the back of an adult bike. These baby seats can accommodate up to 48lbs/22kg • for children 1-5 years old or weighing up to 88lbs/40kg, we have covered trailers available. These trailers can accommodate two children as long as the weight limit is respected. • for children 5-10 years old or weighing up to 70lbs/32kg, we have tag-a-long tandems that hook onto the back of an adult bike. These tandems allow the child to pedal while steering and braking is controlled by the adult rider. • for children 6-12 years old who are comfortable on a bike, we have small 20" wheeled bikes available. These are ideal for children between 3'1"-4'3"/95-130cm. • for children 9+ years old who are comfortable riding a bike, we have 24" wheeled bikes available. Kids between 4'2"-4'8"/128-146cm usually do great with these bikes Please reserve the accessories or bikes that you need when checking out or feel free to reach out to us if you have more questions about the options. All bikes come equipped with Nexus three-speed gear shifters and hand brakes.
Yes! They are not mandatory for adults but free of charge for all. Yes. You are not compelled by law to wear helmets in the UK, but we have more than enough for everyone so the choice is entirely yours.