We were a group of 9 friends and 3 fellow bikers. Plus our excellent, smart, adorable guide Eileen. Everyone had so much fun. The bike ride made a large city seem a little smaller with the amount of ground we covered. Eileen had a wealth of knowledge about the city which made the tour even more interesting. One word of advice if you have a large group. Eileen and I worked out a system where I was always the last rider since I'm a strong bike rider where she could look back and I would raise my arm and give the thumbs up that the line is intact and things were good. A line can get a little stretched out if like us not all riders are experienced. I hghly recommend you take a bike tour and The London Bicycle Tour Company is the group to book!!
We had a great experience taking a 3.5 hour leisurely bike tour of central London with Catherine as our tour guide. She ensured we had a safe and fun experience. We didn't just follow a rigid itinerary, we also took opportunities to take in what the city had to offer. We stopped to watch the filming of a scene from the new James Bond movie. She was also open to stopping when we saw a good photo opportunity. Forget the crowded buses or walking tours, biking London is the best way to see it. Even better is having a guide to make sure you are biking on the left side of the road.
We enjoyed a peivatetour with our group of twelve. Tanja ( Dutch guide) did a good job telling us about London, the sights, the history. We especially liked her personal stories as a London citizen.
We were on the Classic London tour today with the wonderful Ollie he was fantastic .... he was witty, humorous and very informative he was able to tailor his approach to the members of the group so that everyone was able to understand his references and enjoy his banter.
The 3 hour tour was a gentle 10k with plenty of stops for photo opportunities and a coffee stop which had amazing cake. Ollie's recommendation of the carrot cake was indeed good. We also loved his London play list .... especially Money in the City
The bikes were very good and obviously well maintained, the ladies bikes were fixies and the gents three geared but were comfortable.
We would recommend this tour to anyone and may in the future endeavour to do one of the other tours on offer
Thank you Ollie for a grand morning in London
An excellent bike tour that takes in all the main sites. The guide (Catherine) was excellent and bikes really comfy (Mary poppies style) bikes. Highly enjoyable even with the hoards of tourist we had to dodge. Highly recommend for all competent riders.
I was planning a weekend trip to London with my 12 year old daughter and looking for an activity for the Sunday on the Tesco clubcard days out site when I came across this. Booked with clubcard Boost so paid only a third of the published price in clubcard points which was excellent value. We both enjoy cycling but coming from the countryside would not have the confidence or the geographical knowledge to navigate around London by bike by ourselves. George (Jorge?), our guide was fantastic. We never felt unsafe and he constantly checked that the group (8 altogether, mostly American, and apart from my daughter all adults) were still together and ok. The route was mainly interesting little back streets and cycle paths. For crossing busy roads, we crossed as a group so you didn't have to worry. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the areas he showed us and also provided many other recommendations of places to visit in London. There were lots of stops and opportunities to take photos. Rather than queue for an hour or more to see the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, we were taken to a spot where we had a prime view of the guards marching to go off duty without the crowds or the waiting.
Also a thank you to the nice lady in the office at the Bike Company who held the group back for a few minutes as we were late arriving due to my complete ineptitude at map reading ( I told you I couldn't navigate ) couple with some of the tube stations being closed that day. They saw us coming down the road and had our bikes ready for us with seats at the correct height so that when we arrived so we could just grab a helmet and set off with the group. The bikes were good - no gears but you don't need them in London, in good order with effective brakes and equipped with lights and a bell (which you probably will use as some of the cycle paths are shared with pedestrians).
You do need to be able to ride a bike and ideally have some idea of road rules and safety but no great skill or endurance needed. I would recommend this to any able bodied person who prefers outdoor activities to indoor ones. You get a good dose of history as well!
Myself and my sister did the Love London Bike Tour with Olly as our tour guide a couple of weeks ago. It was such a fantastic experience, we saw parts of London that we never would have seen before! Olly ensured we all had fun and had admirable energy!! Would definitely recommend this tour, really was just brilliant.
I booked online and booked the wrong date (user error on my part!). The chap at the desk was very friendly and placed us in the tour for the day we actually showed up. All the folks were very friendly. Our guide was a friendly Frenchman who spoke perfect English and knew heaps about the history, architecture, art etc. throughout London. He was a very mindful tour guide and kept our safety as high priority. Highly recommend this tour. I'm sure the other tours offered by this group are equally marvelous.
We only had a day and a half to tour London so the Night Tour was perfect! We saw parts of London that we would never have seen without our guide, Birgit. A+ Tour
Guide George was really great. He knows a lot of histories of London and explain well. What a wonderful night I had. 야간에 유명 관광지를 다 도는 것도 좋은 경험이였지만, 가이드가 가지고 있던 역사적인 정보는 물론 지역의 특징 등 너무 유익한 시간이었습니다!