August 2015

A day at the museums by bike

London is full of fascinating museums to visit, and we have the perfect bike ride to take in many of London's most famous sights en route to exploring some of the best museums London has to offer. 

Starting from our riverside bicyle hire centre at Gabriel's Wharf, you head eastwards along the river for a few minutes before reaching the imposing industrial beauty of the Tate Modern Art Gallery. Always displaying the most cutting edge art and with many exhibitions free to enter, it's worth popping in for a quick look.

5 facts we bet you didn't know about London

1. Covent Garden was once a well-known red-light district

After the original fruit, veg and flower market closed down the area plunged into disrepute during the 18th century, attracting notable prostitutes such as Betty Careless and Jane Douglas   

2. You (yes you!) can be buried at Westminster Abbey despite its cemetery being full

Latin American Vibes for August

For the next three weeks your Saturdays can be channelling a Latino vibe with a Latin American extravaganza happening right in the heart of Southwark, just a stone’s throw from Elephant and Castle tube station. Plaza Latina offers something for all the family from piñata workshops and facepainting to sizzlingly good food options, eclectic music from all over the continent and of course traditional Latin beers and cocktails.