London Express Highlights Tour

Approximately 2 hours

From $30

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London in Two Hours

For those who may find themselves short on time in our great city, we have the perfect tour for you.  Our Express Highlights London Tour is designed to get you into the very heart of our capital’s story, introduce you to some of our more famous historical characters, and put you right in front of some of the most famous sites on earth, all before lunch!

Tour Details

What’s Included
  • Bike
  • Helmet (provided but optional)
Good to Know
  • Reservations are currently required for this tour.
  • If you have children in your group, please let us now how many children you have and their ages so we can make sure we have the right sized bikes for everyone.
  • We have a very flexible rescheduling policy. You have 12 months from the day of your booking to take a tour with us, and you can reschedule for any reason.


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1Big Ben
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2Buckingham Palace
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3The Houses of Parliament
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4Westminster Abbey
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5The London Eye
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6Horseguards Parade
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7Trafalgar Square

Meeting Point

We meet directly at our office located at 135 Mepham Street, London SE1 8SQ.  We’re located just outside the Waterloo Station.

If exiting Waterloo station, you can look for exit 2, then make a left out of the exit followed by your first left onto Mepham Street.  You will then see our office across the street.

You can also exit Waterloo station from exit 5, then come down the stairs, turn right at the KFC and walk for about 1 minute.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? Check our Fat Tire Tours general FAQs or get in touch.

Questions About our Bikes/Biking in London

Is this tour appropriate for children?

Absolutely! We have loads of families and we’re a great family activity. We offer multiple bike options for children depending on their age, size, and riding ability. Please keep in mind that children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult on the tour.

  • For children up to 12 years old or 45kg (100lbs) without good bike handling skills we offer 2-wheeled tandems that allow the passenger to pedal or coast, without having to maintain a high level of balance. All riders over 45kg (100lbs) must ride their own bicycle. We have various sized city bikes to accommodate just about every size of rider, from extra small 20 inch wheeled bikes for riders that are 3.3ft (100cm) to extra large for riders up to 6.5ft (198cm). Unfortunately, we do not have adult tricycles, adult tandems, or bikes with training wheels for adults or children that may be less confident in their riding ability.
  • There is no additional charge for tandems or baby seats. Due to limited availability, please book baby seats, tandems, 20” and 24” wheeled bikes in advance. We do NOT have toddler trailers. 
  • Please Note: All extra small 20 inch and small 24 inch bikes are equipped with both hand brakes.
  • Our city tours are very casual, with only slight elevation changes on varying surfaces including smooth gravel and pavement. It is necessary, however, that any person participating in our bike tours have at least some bike riding experience, and should be comfortable riding in a group.

Do you have children's bikes?

Yes! You can see all of our options here. We have kids bikes, tag-alongs and baby seats. Please make a reservation online if you have children in your group and let us know how many are with you, and their ages, in the NOTES section of your reservation – this way we can make sure we have the right sized bikes set aside for everyone in your group.

Is a helmet included?

Yes. You are not compelled by law to wear helmets in the UK, but we have more than enough for everyone so the choice is entirely yours.

Do I need to reserve a bike separately?

No – the bike is included with the bike tour, so just bring yourself and we will take care of the rest!

Can I bring my own bike?

You are welcome to bring your own bicycle and will receive a discount of 10%. Our insurance only covers the theft of our own bicycles, so please do bring your own lock should we have a longer stop.

Do you rent bikes?

Yes!  Please reserve ahead of time via our London Bike Rentals page so that we can prepare your bike(s).

Can you suggest a bicycle repair shop in London?

Our very excellent mechanic, Alex, is available to work on your bike! Feel free to get in contact with us if you need some expert bike assistance.

General Tour Questions

Are reservations required?

Yes, reservations are required for all tours.

What is your cancellation policy?

We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

*See restrictions here

Where is the tour meeting point?

This tour meets at our office, located at 135a Mepham Street, London SE1 8SQ, our office is very easy to find from the Waterloo station.  From Waterloo, look for exit 2, then make a left out of the exit followed by your first left onto Mepham Street.  You will then see our office across the street.

You can also exit Waterloo station from exit 5, then come down the stairs, turn right at the KFC and walk for about 1 minute.

Where does the tour end?

This tour will end back at our office, just a short walk away from the Waterloo station.  Your guide is happy to give you directions to your next point of interest following the tour!

Is the tour difficult?

No. Most of the time is spent on bike lanes and on quiet streets. There is a bit of road riding and a few crossings so a basic level of cycling proficiency is required.

What's the difference between the London Express Highlights Tour and Royal London Bike Tour?

We’ll have the opportunity to cover a bit more ground on our Royal London Bike Tour.  In about 4 hours, you will see the main sites of London and have time for a brief lunch or snack depending on your tour time.  Our Express Highlights Tour is closer to 2 hours, and while you’ll still see the main sites of London, we won’t cover as much.  You will have the same great local guides for both, so it’s really up to you and how much time you have to discover the city by bike!

Will we enter the museums and monuments that we see?

Unfortunately, we won’t have enough time during this tour to allow everyone to enter the various museums. We will, however, provide you with the best information to go back and see the places that interest you most following the tour.  This tour is designed to experience the city from a broad perspective.

What is your weather policy?

All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office for purchase.

Other Questions

Do tours run all year round?

Yes! We will have our Royal London Bike Tour available on various days throughout the year starting at 10:30am.  In the summer months, we’ll add an afternoon tour at 2:30pm.  

My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

We would love to accommodate your group! Please contact our Groups team to see what options we have.

Is there a place to store luggage or bags while I'm on tour?

Absolutely, you are welcome to bring your luggage along to the meeting point where you may store your bags in our shop while out on tour.

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