• Royal London
    Bike Tour 

    "We were able to see so many points of interest: Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace,
    Princess Diana Memorial, changing of guards, statues, etc."

    kim, canada

  • Royal London
    Bike Tour 

    "We were able to see so many points of interest: Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace,
    Princess Diana Memorial, changing of guards, statues, etc."

    KIM, CANADA

Royal London Bike Tour

Royal London Bike Tour

  • London Original
  • Fat Tire Favorite
  • Best Seller

The Ultimate Royal London Bike Tour

If you're new to London or even if you already know all the words to ‘God Save The Queen', this guided bike tour has something for you!

Whether talking about Kings, Queens & Princesses; palaces, parks & parliament, or battles and their heroes & villains, our knowledgeable tour guides will entertain you with the most poignant, fascinating and often downright absurd London stories, while our comfortable bikes and smooth route make cycling between sites fun and undemanding. Halfway through your bike tour, we'll take a break where you can go your own way for half an hour and regroup at the cornerstone of our culture: A traditional English pub (not included) - the perfect opportunity to chat to the rest of the group or get the latest London tips from your guide

  • Approximately 4 hours
  • City Tour
  • Leisurely
  • Morning, Afternoon
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Stop for lunch at traditional pub (cost not included)
  • Adults $32.62
    Students (18-25) $29.90
    Children (4-17) $29.90
    Infants (0-3) $0.00
  • Directly outside Queensway tube station, which is on the central line (the red line cutting across the map from east to west). 15 minutes before the start of the tour, one of our guides will be standing by the red phone boxes holding a Fat Tyre sign.

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    • Reservations are not required for this tour, but we highly recommend them during the summer months. Due to increased popularity in recent weeks, we cannot guarantee that guests without a reservation will be accommodated and we strongly advise that guests book in advance if space is available. If your desired tour date is not available in advance, we kindly ask for guests to call ahead to avoid disappointment.
    • Making a booking in advance is highly recommended if you have children in your group. When making a booking, 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. 
  • Approximately 4 hours
  • City Tour
  • Leisurely
  • Morning, Afternoon
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Stop for lunch at traditional pub (cost not included)
  • Adults $32.62
    Students (18-25) $29.90
    Children (4-17) $29.90
    Infants (0-3) $0.00
    • The Houses of Parliament

    • Buckingham Palace

    • Westminster Abbey

    • The Royal Parks

    • Big Ben

    • Kensington Palace

    • Trafalgar Square

  • Directly outside Queensway tube station, which is on the central line (the red line cutting across the map from east to west). 15 minutes before the start of the tour, one of our guides will be standing by the red phone boxes holding a Fat Tyre sign.

  • English
  • 17
    • Reservations are not required for this tour, but we highly recommend them during the summer months. Due to increased popularity in recent weeks, we cannot guarantee that guests without a reservation will be accommodated and we strongly advise that guests book in advance if space is available. If your desired tour date is not available in advance, we kindly ask for guests to call ahead to avoid disappointment.
    • Making a booking in advance is highly recommended if you have children in your group. When making a booking, 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. 
  • Approximately 4 hours
  • City Tour
  • Leisurely
  • Morning, Afternoon
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Stop for lunch at traditional pub (cost not included)
  • Adults $32.62
    Students (18-25) $29.90
    Children (4-17) $29.90
    Infants (0-3) $0.00
    • The Houses of Parliament

    • Buckingham Palace

    • Westminster Abbey

    • The Royal Parks

    • Big Ben

    • Kensington Palace

    • Trafalgar Square

  • Directly outside Queensway tube station, which is on the central line (the red line cutting across the map from east to west). 15 minutes before the start of the tour, one of our guides will be standing by the red phone boxes holding a Fat Tyre sign.

  • English
  • 17
    • Reservations are not required for this tour, but we highly recommend them during the summer months. Due to increased popularity in recent weeks, we cannot guarantee that guests without a reservation will be accommodated and we strongly advise that guests book in advance if space is available. If your desired tour date is not available in advance, we kindly ask for guests to call ahead to avoid disappointment.
    • Making a booking in advance is highly recommended if you have children in your group. When making a booking, 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. 

Tour Highlights

  • The Houses of Parliament
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben
  • The Royal Parks
  • Kensington Palace
  • Trafalgar Square

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    No, reservations are not required but we highly recommend them during the summer months. Due to increased popularity in recent weeks, we cannot guarantee that guests without a reservation will be accommodated and we strongly advise that guests book in advance if space is available. If your desired tour date is not available in advance, we kindly ask for guests to call ahead to avoid disappointment.

    Making a booking in advance is highly recommended if you have children in your group. When making a booking, let us now how many children you have, and their ages, so we can make sure we have the right sized bikes for everyone.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We have a 72 hour cancellation policy for a full refund. If you miss the tour for any reason, we'll gladly reschedule you on another available tour anytime for up to a year. If you can't make it, it is a good idea to email us ahead of time.

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    Directly outside Queensway tube station, which is on the Central Line (the red line cutting across the map from east to west). 15 minutes before the start of the tour, one of our guides will be standing by the red phone boxes holding a Fat Tyre sign.

  • Expand/Collapse Do tours run all year round?

    Yes, from November to March we will run tours on a reduced schedule at 11am from Thursdays to Mondays, inclusive. Please see the tour page for full details.

  • Expand/Collapse Is the tour difficult?

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

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    We run tours rain or shine and have plenty of rain ponchos. We find tours in the rain to be a different kind of fun and an even more fun memory! If you have a reservation and the weather is really bad, you are welcome to reschedule the tour for any other day for up to year.

  • Expand/Collapse Do we stop for lunch?

    Yes. We usually stop near Trafalgar Square where there are plenty of options for lunch including to join your guide at a traditional English pub. Otherwise, we may stop in St James park next to a cafe.

  • Expand/Collapse Where does the tour end?

    Both tours finish at the same place they start.

  • Expand/Collapse Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

    No, the bike tours are an overview of the sites and more about getting a feel for the city. However, on private tours you can arrange to take extra time at the sites if you'd like to go inside.

  • Expand/Collapse Will we be able to take photos?

    Yes. There will be a chance to take many photos at the designated stops.

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a space to store bags or luggage?

    Yes. You are welcome to leave bags, luggage or unwanted family members in our garages. Someone is usually in the office and it will be locked up if they have to leave. While we have never had a single case of theft or loss of items, you do leave them at your own risk.

  • Expand/Collapse Do you provide the bikes?

    Absolutely.

  • Expand/Collapse Can I supply 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 for the lunch stop.

  • Expand/Collapse Do you have children's bikes?

    Yes. 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.

  • Expand/Collapse 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 trailers, tandems or baby seats. Due to limited availability, please book baby seats, trailers, tandems, 20” and 24” wheeled bikes in advance. 
    • 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.
  • Expand/Collapse 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.

  • Expand/Collapse Do you rent bikes?

    Yes, but, you must contact us ahead of time, especially during the summer when all the bikes may be taken up on the tours.

  • Expand/Collapse Can you suggest a bicycle repair shop in London?

    Our very excellent mechanic, Alex, is available to work on your bike so please feel free to get in contact with us if you would like to book your bike in with him: http://www.lezcycles.com/about.html

  • Expand/Collapse Still have questions?

    We're here to help! Give us a call at (0)788-233-8779 or send us an email at [email protected]

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Royal London Bike Tour Reviews

Royal London Bike Tour - 11AM is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 423.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from London Royal Tour - Sunny Day in June We took the tour in June. It was one of the highlight of our trip to London. The guide was great, the pace was comfortable, and the weather really cooperated!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to take in the sights! I scheduled the Royal Palace Tour for my family of 4 (2 adults, 10 yo and 13 yo) on our first day in London. I read another review who suggested it as a way to keep the adrenaline going to ease jet lag. It was a great decision! We spent our morning getting oriented on the hop on/off bus, then took the Tube to the meeting point for the tour at 3:30pm. My whole family enjoyed being able to ride through Hyde Park on bikes and taking in the sights of Kensington Palace, Prince Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey. There is a bit of street crossing and some street riding, but I found that is was quite orderly, although crowded at some busy intersections. We enjoyed it so much we booked another Fat Tire Tour in Versailles a week later!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our favorite day in London! This was our first time in London and our first time using Fat Tire Tours. Everything exceeded our expectations and we ended up booking 3 additional Fat Tire tours in other destinations on our 2 week trip. Mike, our guide, was so knowledgable and fun and this was the best way for us to see the city!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from See the sights from a great vantage point We did the London bike tour after having a terrific tour with Fat Tire in Paris. We loved the ability to be a part of the tour with our bikes. this tour took us to the major sites and our guide, Ollie was fantastic. he was very knowledgable and friendly. he was a pleasure to have as our guide. We loved the tour and will do another at our next city if Fat Tire has a franchise there.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Better Way to Get Acclimated Instead of taking a hop on hop off or walking tour, The Royal London Bike Tour is a great way to get situated in the city. Our two children, 10 & 14, loved that it was active and in the middle of it all. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We would do these tours in all the cities where they have a presence.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to see the sites of London This tour was a great way to spend our first day in London. We were a bit jet lagged, but knew this would be the perfect way to get out and feel better. Our guide was funny and informative. He gave us great information without being overly long winded. The tour was a great introduction to the core area around Hyde Park and Buckingham palace. Our guide gave us great recommendations of where to visit during the remainder of our visit to London.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AH-MA-ZING!!! Awesome tour of London! We were so impressed with the staff. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and explored every major site in the vicinity. Thank you Fat Tire!
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great way to see many sights We had a great time biking and seeing many sights along the way. The tour guide provided good information and entertaining anecdotes. It was also a good way to learn which routes we can later bike on our own. We thought the tour group was a bit large for how crowded London is at this time; it was difficult to keep everyone together since our group was so large and bikes take up such space that we cannot all make it across a street in time before the light changes.
Date published: 2018-07-08
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