• 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


Experience the 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 USD $31.99
    Students (18-25) USD $29.32
    Children (4-17) USD $29.32
    Infants (0-3) USD $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 USD $31.99
    Students (18-25) USD $29.32
    Children (4-17) USD $29.32
    Infants (0-3) USD $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 USD $31.99
    Students (18-25) USD $29.32
    Children (4-17) USD $29.32
    Infants (0-3) USD $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 296.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best London tour on two wheels! The weather was super cooperative, Andrew injected great humor into the tour, the pace was just right, and we made plenty of stops. My son and I enjoyed it immensely!
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect activity to start a holiday.. Our granddaughter moaned and groaned about going on a bike ride. At the end of our holiday she said her favorite in London was THE BIKE RIDE! Sign up today, do it now. The guide is knowledgeable, fun and takes you on a very safe tour. After the bike ride you can easily walk to Kensington Palace. Have fun and if you have Sass as your guide tell him hello from his fans in Florida!
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tour! Great tour with lots of tourist spots included. Each group had a good number of people, there were 17 in ours, and the ride was quite flat and comfortable. Tour guide was lovely and informative. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic tour We had a greate time om this biketour. Well worth taking this tour!! Highest recommendations.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overall tour! This was the perfect way to start our travel in London! Our tour guide gave us very interesting highlights as we took a nice leisurely ride through the city. I wish we would have started off Paris with a Fat Tire Bike ride!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Family Experiance Our family party of 9 did the Royal London Tour with Stephanie on Friday the 14th of July 2017. We wanted to give the younger members of our group an opportunity to see some of the sites of London and to hear about the history behind those places - and something other than a recorded message (that they wouldn't listen to) on a bus tour. The Fat Tire tour was perfect providing both an exciting and interesting way to see the sites with appropriate focused information pitched to suit all the members of our group. Steff got it just right delivering a very impressive amount of history and detail while keeping the attention of even the youngest members of our group. She also made sure that we were all safe and sure about the routes we were taking. Riding on the road was kept to a necessary minimum. Riding into Trafalgar Square, up to Westminster Abby and down the Mall are fantastic experiences! The tour was a memorable and very enjoyable experience for us all and one which we would all highly recommend. (The youngest in our group was .)
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great way to see a place in a short amount of time I did the Royal London Bike Tour which was a really great way to see everything in a short amount of time. I was a bit disappointed that we only got to see Buckingham Palace behind a big concrete wall and had to peer over to see. Also did not get to see the changing of the guards! Our tour guide was great and provided a lot of insight.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and easy way to see London We really enjoyed this tour and our guide Andrew. It's such a good way to see a lot of the city which would take soooo much longer on foot. We did the Royal London tour which went through several of the big parks, saw Buckingham Palace, Kensington, Westminster, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, etc. the riding was very easy and suitable for anyone. highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Fat Tire excursion! Paris, DC, London. We will keep adding to our list! Excellent guide, great intro to London, fun adventure.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great introduction to the splendor of London Our family of 4 joined this tour on a beautiful day in mid-July. There was a lot going on in London that day as both the King of Spain and the Formula One race cars were in town. Our guide Joe was funny, patient and well-informed. While not on the official tour, we were able to see both the Queen and the Prime Minister drive by on separate occasions during the tour.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great guide Incredibly knowledgeable tour guide. Had a great time
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Afternoon tour was great! Great way to see the sights. Particularly all of the parks. Our teenager and our young son both enjoyed it. The option for a tag a long bike worked out great for us.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Jolly "Fat Time" full of FABULOUS facts and fun! We have three different sets of friends who have toured with this company in Berlin, Barcelona, and Paris and each highly recommended them. We are SOOO glad they did and that we listened to them. It was the BEST way to see the entire city and get an education about it as well! Our guide was very knowledgeable about everything, answered all of our varied questions and was entertaining as well! We can't wait to do the tours they offer in the other cities. Thanks so much!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great tour! Our Royal Parks tour was fantastic, a great overview of the city, and much of the ride is through Hyde, Kensington, and St. James Parks, making it a very safe and beautiful tour. Our guide, Paul, was full of entertaining and interesting stories and descriptions, and our entire group (ages 18-53) had a great time. Thank you! Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to see London! We really enjoyed our tour. It was very family friendly as most of the paths went through the park. We learned a lot of British history and great rock trivia, too. Thanks!
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasant easy ride through London's famous parks I did not know what to expect but this ride could be enjoyed by all ages. There were no busy streets (we rode on Sunday) just trails through parks and crossing streets with traffic lights. I did wear a helmet but most riders did not. Speeds were leisurely and size of group good...13. Our guide, Matt, was excellent. Great knowledge about the history and humorous too. Weather was idea for a ride. Enjoyed every minute of the 4 hours.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of fun We really enjoyed learning about the history of the buildings. It was a really easy cycle because you were not on the road very much. We thought that stephanie (our guide) was really enthusastic and nice. From maia (10 yrs old) and kai (10 yrs old) xx
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing! I was sceptical about my stamina for this bike ride.. but I must say this was one amazing ride.. didn't get tired at all! i have travelled London before but this was so much better!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best way to see it all My husband and 3 kids (15, 14, 11) did this tour after arriving by train from Paris. It was the best way to hit all the highlights in one day. The guide was super knowledgable with history and some back story on things that we would not have gotten had we just went to the places our selves. I also loved moving my body on the bike.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best day! Perfect way to tour royal London. Highly recommend for ages 13-60. Some riding along busy streets and some manuevering so I would not recommend for very young riders.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Tour! Our family, including 2 teen boys, loved this tour! It was everyone's favorite activity in London. It's a leisurely 4 hr bike ride that takes you through shady parks and past the city's top attractions including a stop in Trafalgar sq for lunch on your own. Our tour guide told lots of funny stories along the way and was very informative about each site and its history. Would highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Experience! We decided during our visit to London and was a perfect experience.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful bike tour through royal London Paul was my group's guide and he was awesome! I loved his sense of humor. He was friendly, funny, & full of London knowledge. We were only on the road with cars for a short time (8 mins) since most of the tour was through four parks. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Ever They gave explicit directions where to meet them in London. They explained everything and made sure we would be safe. They were totally accommodating. The tour through the Royal gardens is the BEST way to see them and the other sights listed. This was one of the best things I have ever done in London! All ages were riding in this tour.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from London on Bike Loved this way to see London and get your bearings on where things are. I especially enjoyed being able to see a. Umber of parks from inside. That would not have happened if I spent the day on the hop on hop off bus.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good overview of Royal landmarks Our tour guide, Andrew, was the best! We made reservations, unfortunately misjudged the time needed to get to the bike shop and consequently were late, but Andrew kindly helped us catch up. A good 8 mile tour, including palaces, parks, Trafalgar Square, Royal Albert Theatre, Princess Diana Memorial, etc. Andrew shared several delightful tales. Highly recommend this--great value. Take a rain jacket, just in case!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interactive way for kids to see London If you kids, like ours, hate walking or busing to see sights, here is a great option. With plenty of options for kids bikes this is an activity the whole family can join into. However be prepared, London is very busy with pedestrian traffic and not the most friendly bike city in the world.It was not the most relaxing tour, keeping the kids from running into pedestrians was a challenge. However we loved cycling through the parks and as the only London Bike tour company with access to parks - this is the one to book.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to see the sights of London This was a great way to see the sights whilst saving the feet. Our kids were complaining of sore legs so this was brilliant. Knowledgeable tour guide with fun stories added to the bike experience. Mainly in parks and on cycle paths, the short section on road was very quiet road.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic way to see London Our family of 6 recently did the Royal Parks tour and it was fab. Matt was an extremely interesting tour guide making history good fun and entertaining. We had enough time at each stop to take photos and the tour didn't feel rushed at all. Thanks for making a tour with such great memories.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Time Fat Tire Bike tours are the best. We have done them in Paris, Berlin and now London and have never been disappointed. Our tour guide in London, Sas, was knowledgeable, personable and really funny. We saw and learned so much and it felt great to be riding a bike through all the beautiful areas and gardens. The real shocker came at the end when Sas told us it was his first day! He was wonderful. This is a must do tour!
Date published: 2017-07-18
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