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Bike tours in London

Fancy a spot of pedal pushing? Cycle your way around London’s famous landmarks on one of these bike tours

Katherine Lovage
Written by
Time Out editors
Katherine Lovage

On yer bike, sunshine. The city awaits and there are few better ways of exploring than pedalling your way around, whether you make good use of the Cycle Hire Scheme or join an expert guide on an informative tour. We’ve rounded up some of the best bike tours with which to experience London culture or just have some organised fun for a few hours. Take a look at the tours below and get your pins pumping. 

RECOMMENDED: Try a London bus tour instead

Bike tours in London

Classic central London bike tour

Looking to up your knowledge of iconic London landmarks within zone 1? On this three-hour tour, you‘ll be able to get up close and personal with some of the most powerful and historic buildings in the world. Follow a guide as you take in the architectural diversity of Westminster, Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral; explore bustling Covent Garden; and brush shoulders with the bronze lions in Trafalgar Square.

River Thames bike tour

Take this small-group bike tour along the Thames and explore London's central riverside by bicycle. On this five-hour guided bike tour (yep, you heard us, five hours), you'll see London's main attractions, including Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul's Cathedral. Plus, cycle across Tower Bridge and discover the culinary variety of Borough Market during a short lunch break. Delicious.

Night bike tour of London

Take to the streets as dusk falls on this three-hour bike tour of the capital. Pedal along the Thames, passing Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and more of London’s lovely sights. See Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square in lights, before cruising through the vibrant nightlife of Covent Garden and Chinatown. Basically, this is your chance to enjoy the city in all of its illuminated grandeur. 

Love London bike tour

Join this fully narrated tour, which will take you to explore all the artistic and cultural sights of the West End. Pedalling through neighbourhoods full of cafés and street art, you’ll pass by one of London’s oldest theatres before exploring a hidden underground tunnel and all its very cool street art. Love London? Course ya do. 


Forget ‘Go West’, and head east instead with this cycling culture trip. As though you were pedalling back in time, your ride will take in the Globe Theatre, street food and local produce in Borough Market, plus riverside pubs, Docklands and the awe-inspiring architecture of London’s financial district. Plus you'll get a load of insider knowledge from your locally-based tour leader, so you’ll be feeling like an eastender in no time.

Evening bike tour

Given that this evening tour is for a maximum of 17 people, you should get a more intimate ride than some of the tours on offer. Watch the city transform from day to night as you take in a sunset bike tour around legendary landmarks on both sides of the river. Learn quirky facts and take pit-stops at some of the capital’s best traditional pubs. Well, night has fallen, right?

Three-hour Royal parks and Palace bike tour of London

Enjoy the finer things in life with a bike tour around royal landmarks such as Kensington Palace, St James’s Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the Horse Guards Parade. Then it's onto Hyde Park and a look at Princess Diana’s beautiful memorial fountain. All in all, it's a perfect pedal for those who are new to the city – or if you're a local who needs a royally good update.

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