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Wheely good days out: the scenic route from King's Cross to London Fields

By Time Out London Things To Do

Boris bikes aren't just for the daily commute. Give this leisurely excursion from King's Cross to London Fields a whirl. 

1. Fuel up with top-notch street food

Grab something delicious at Kerb King's Cross (open Mon-Fri). Eat it beside the Granary Square Fountains, then get your bike from the Crinan Street docking station.

2. Have a browse at Word on the Water

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Once you've checked out London's brilliant floating bookshop, set out along the Regent's Canal (cycle at street level where the towpath breaks around Angel).

3. Pedal to the Geffrye Museum

Move up to street level and pootle south along Kingsland Road, docking at Hoxton station. Grub time - grab a heady cinnamon bun from Fabrique and scoff it in the lovely Geffrye Museum gardens.

4. And on to Broadway Market

Back on your bike, retracing your route to the canal, and continuing your waterside amble eastwards. Leave your steed at Regent's Row, Haggerston, at the bottom of the market.

5. Relax with a swim

You've finished the cycling! Now walk through the market, picking up a coffee from Cà Phê VN. Your final stop is London Fields Lido - enjoy the wildflowers en route before you dive in.

Bike hire costs from £2 a day for an unlimited number of 30-minute journeys. Find more info here.

Take a look at London's best cycle cafés.

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