Our Day Bike Tour is the perfect tour for both those new to the city and London veterans. For the beginners, this tour will offer you a fantastic orientation and give you an opportunity to see virtually all of the sites you've heard about. For the veterans, we're positive you'll learn new facts and stories about London that you've never heard.
The route maximizes the bike paths/cycle lanes through The Royal Parks. For the entire four hour tour, you'll be in the streets for less than twenty minutes. The pace is not strenuous, you'll stop often, but some bicycle proficiency is required from all participants. The cost of the tour includes: bike rental, and helmet and/or reflective vest (both optional).
The Houses of Parliament
Situated opposite the London Eye on the banks of the River Thames, the Houses of Parliament form part of a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the grand gothic architecture as it reflects back from the shimmering waters of the Thames on sunny days.
Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of the British Royal Family since the reign of Queen Victoria. Look out for the Royal Standard which flies when the Queen is at home and snap the Royal Guards in their bright-red tunics and iconic bearskin hats.
Founded according to legend in the 7th century, stunning Westminster Abbey contains the crypts of some of Britain's most famous citizens, including Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Sir Issac Newton. The Abbey has also provided an atmospheric location for the crowning of all British monarchs since William the Conqueror in 1066.
The Royal Parks
London's beautiful Royal Parks provide peaceful, leafy havens away from the hustle and bustle of the capital's streets. Enjoy a leisurely London bike ride along the cycle paths of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park, and St. James's Park, which also offer vibrant music festivals, horseback riding, boating facilities and more.
The clock tower that houses the 13-ton bell known as 'Big Ben' is a London icon. Soaring 316 feet into the sky, the image of its fine gothic exterior and giant clock face is recognised around the world. Listen out for the famous chimes that boom out across the city on the hour.
First occupied by William III in the 17th century, elegant Kensington Palace stands proudly amid the lush green surroundings of Kensington Gardens. The Palace was the official royal residence of Princess Diana until her death in 1997.
One of London's more elaborate royal memorials, the Albert Memorial took over 10 years to complete and cost £120,000 – around £12m in today's money. It stands 176 feet tall and contains a golden statue of Queen Victoria's beloved husband Prince Albert facing the grand dome of the Royal Albert Hall.
Iconic Trafalgar Square is one of London's most instantly recognisable attractions and is home to the towering Nelson's Column and National Portrait Gallery. Stop for a drink and a snack and snap yourself posing by the famous lions. Just don't drop your sandwich – it's been illegal to feed Trafalgar Square's famous pigeons since 2003.