Proudly billing themselves as London’s oldest bike tour company, the London Bicycle Tour Company operates guided bike tours that take visitors on informative, entertaining, and safe bike rides throughout the heart of London and its most popular tourist attractions. Each one of London Bicycle Tour Company’s six daily tours lasts between three and three-and-a-half hours and covers approximately eight miles of London’s most famous streets, parks, and historic sites.
The London Bicycle Tour Company offers a half-dozen daily tours that take participants on guided bike rides through the core of central London. In addition to their two most popular offerings—the Classic Tour and the Love London Tour— London Bicycle Tour Company runs an Original Bike Tour, which explores London’s East End; the Gold Classic Tour, which weaves through the bustling West End while including Buckingham Palace; the Sunset Tour, the company’s most comprehensive tour; and a seasonal holiday tour that focuses on London’s festive lights during the month of December. London Bicycle Tour Company also organizes numerous different kinds of private tours.
Classic Tour: Departing every day of the week at 10:30am, the London Bicycle Tour Company’s Classic Tour is a three-hour guided tour covering some eight miles of historic London neighborhoods, attractions, and more. Highlights of the Classic Tour include Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, and St. James’ Park.
Love London Tour: This popular sightseeing excursion leaves the company’s HQ in Lambeth every afternoon at 2:15pm; it lasts about three-and-a-half hours while traversing approximately eight miles of fashionable London neighborhoods like Convent Garden, Soho, and Mayfair. Along the way you’ll see big-name attractions like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Lambeth Palace, Hyde Park, and Horse Guards Parade.
Getting the Most Out of Your London Bicycle Tour Company Experience
Here are a few additional tips that’ll prove helpful as you set about planning your upcoming London Bicycle Tour Company experience.
*Families visiting London with small children in tow will want to note that all of London Bicycle Tour Company’s daily tours have a minimum age requirement of 10 years old. If you want to go on a London Bicycle Tour Company tour with kids younger than 10, you’ll need to book one of their private tours.
*Even if you plan to use a London tourist pass as your entry ticket into one of London Bicycle Tour Company’s guided tours, you’ll still need to book your spot in advance. That’s because it’s necessary to make a reservation for the tour of your choice online at the company’s official website.
*London Bicycle Tour Company permits visitors to bring and ride their own bikes. However, be advised that your guide is only authorized and trained to conduct emergency repairs on bikes belonging to and provided by the company; should something happen to your personal bike during the tour, you’re liable to be on your own. Likewise, you won’t receive any kind of discount for using your own bike on a tour.
*You’ll need to cancel your London Bicycle Tour Company reservation at least 72 hours before your scheduled departure time if you want to receive a refund. If you’d simply like to change your reservation, the company requests 24 hours’ notice. When arriving for your tour, be sure and show up at London Bicycle Tour Company’s tour headquarters in Lambeth Towers on Kennington Road at least 15 minutes before your outing is scheduled to depart.
*London Bicycle Tour Company tours run regardless of the weather. That said, if there’s steady rain for at least 15 minutes right before your tour is scheduled to depart, you’ll be granted the option to rebook or receive a refund.
Why Choose London Bicycle Tour Company?
London Bicycle Tour Company has been in business for over 30 years now, during which time they’ve proudly served roughly 100,000 customers. From their impeccable safety record to the sterling reputations of their seasoned tours guides, London Bicycle Tour Company is a good option for those visitors wanting to experience London via an organized bike ride. Your guided tour will move at a leisurely clip, ensuring you’ll have plenty of time to snap photographs of major landmarks as you learn all about the rich history of this wonderful city.