ROYAL LONDON BIKE TOUR
Are reservations required?
No, reservations are not required but we do appreciate bookings in advance. We keep 10-12 spots open for those who decide to tour with us at the last minute. Please do your best to arrive at the Queensway meeting point a little early to claim your spot.
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 your bike tour, we'll take a break where you can go your own way for half an hour and regroup at the cornerstone of our culture: A traditional English pub (not included) - the perfect opportunity to chat to the rest of the group or get the latest London tips from your guide
- The Houses of Parliament - The Houses of Parliament are situated along the banks of the Thames River. Home to the House of Lords and the House of Commons, at one point in history the decisions made here directly affected one quarter of the world's population.Buckingham Palace
- Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of the Royal Family since Queen Victoria. This 661 room palace remained the dwelling of the monarchy throughout World War II, even after being hit seven times by German air strikes.
- Westminster Abbey - Westminster Abbey was founded, according to legend, in the year 616. It is home to the crypts of some of the most famous British citizens, including a number of kings and queens, Charles Dickens and Sir Issac Newton. Additionally, since 1066, all British monarchs who have had a coronation have been crowned in the Abbey.
- The Royal Parks - The Royal Parks in London include Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park, and St. James's Park. As the first bicycle tour company licensed to make use of the Royal Parks, we are able to offer a refuge from the hubbub of the city's traffic
- Big Ben - Attached to the houses of parliament, Big Ben actually refers to the 13 tonne hour-bell within the clock tower. London first heard the chimes on May 31, 1859.
- Kensington Palace - Kensington Palace was first occupied by William III in the seventeenth century and remains to this day an official royal residence. Princess Diana lived here until her death in 1997 and it is the official residence of William and Kate.
- Trafalgar Square - Trafalgar Square is home to the National Gallery and Nelson's Column. Lord Nelson was the enigmatic commander the British fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar. Today the square is considered one of the most central points in London and hosts events, public gatherings, ceremonies and festivals
- Also see: Downing Street, House Guards Parade, St. James Park, Hyde Park Corner, the Churchill War Rooms, Kensington Gardens and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. We also have a break in Trafalgar Square where you can grab something to eat and enjoy a pint in a traditional English pub.
Booking is not required for this tour but is recommended, particularly if you have children in your group. When making a booking, let us now how many children you have, and their ages, so we can make sure we have the right sized bikes for everyone.
We have a very flexible rescheduling policy. You have 12 months from the day of your booking to take a tour with us, and you can reschedule for any reason. Bookings are appreciated but we do always hold around a dozen spaces for guests who have not booked. To be top of the "queue" for these spots, please meet your guide to check in just outside the Queensway Tube Station 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the tour.