E.g., 14 Jul 2024

Tate Modern Gallery

Shakespeare’s Globe

Borough Market

London Bridge

Tower Bridge

St Katherine’s Dock

Tobacco Dock

The Capt’n Kidd (break)

Cable Street

City of London

Leadenhall Market

The Bank

St Paul’s Cathedral

The Original Bike Tour

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Adult: £44.95 (18+)

Child: £34.95 (10+)

Every day
3.5 hours
Created by Vectors Marketfrom the Noun ProjectDifficulty
28% on cycle track
Created by Hea Poh Linfrom the Noun ProjectDistance

The Original Bike Tour focuses its attention on the east of the city, heading out towards the old docklands and back through London town. This was the first tour created here at London Bicycle Tour Company, dating back to 1991!

Your journey starts from our offices in Lambeth, conveniently located a stone’s throw away from Lambeth North and Waterloo Underground stations. Setting off through the local streets, you’ll start things off with a ride to the old Bankside power station, now home to Tate Modern Art Gallery and the home of modern and contemporary art in Europe.

Next up you’ll cycle down the riverside to the New Globe Theatre, a beautiful, curvaceous replica of the unique Elizabethan theatre made famous by William Shakespeare.

Moving on down the river’s edge, you’ll arrive at Borough Market, one of London’s largest and oldest food markets, which offers a selection of the city's best street food and fresh local produce.

Then, provided there are no ships passing through, you’ll be off to cross the picture-postcard Tower Bridge, all the while taking in the spectacular London skyline with its iconic skyscrapers (the Gherkin, the Walkie Talkie and the Cheesegrater among them).

From there, it's a ride along the river to the old Dockyards, an atmospheric maze of warehouses and alleyways, including a quick stop at Captain Kidd, a waterside pub.

Starting to head back west to what used to be less affluent industrial land, you'll see how the area has been transformed into a destination for young designers and their businesses.

Then it's to the Square Mile, London’s financial district, where you’ll pass through a bedrock of institutions such as Lloyd’s of London, the Royal Exchange, and Mansion House, each a delight for architecture enthusiasts.

The final stop is Sir Christopher Wren's unrivalled masterpiece and one of the most stunning and recognisable monuments in London - St Paul's Cathedral. From here you’ll head back across Blackfriars Bridge, taking in the amazing views to the East and West of the city as you cross back over the River Thames.

From here it’s a relaxed ride back through the streets of South London back to Lambeth, where it all began; time to refuel and get ready for the next adventure!


Please note the minimum age for open tours is 10 - if you are with children under the age of 10, please check out our private tours.