Royal Scandals Bike Tour

Join us for a Royal Bike Tour with a Fun Twist!

All families have secrets, but none seem to have quite as many as our own royals. Join us on a whistle stop tour of the scandal, intrigue and downright shocking stories and rumors that have rocked the Royal Family over the years.

From illicit love to financial ruin, meet the lotharios, gamblers, cheats and party animals that have colored our royal history down the years, all under the direction of one of our world class guides. Prepare to be shocked, amazed, amused and thoroughly entertained!

The Royal Scandals Bike Tour is one of the most fun ways to see London as you zip around by bike learning about the better-than-fiction stories of the royal family.

Tour Highlights

  • Kensington Palace & Garden
  • Buckingham Palace
  • St James 's Palace
  • Carlton House
  • Covent Garden
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Horseguards Parade
  • The Albert Memorial
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Live Guide
  • Adults €25.00
    Students (18-25) €22.00
    Children (4-17) €22.00
    Infants (0-3) €0.00
  • This tour meets directly outside Queensway Underground Station (Central Line) Your guide will be there standing by the red telephone box, holding a Fat Tire Tours sign, 15 minutes before the start of the tour!

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    • Although this tour does overlap with our Royal London Bike Tour route, we cover very different information on our Royal Scandals Tour.
    • While the bike ride itself is family friendly and topics are always discussed in a tasteful manner, certain historical events covered on tour may be inappropriate for smaller children.
    • As this tour is leisurely in effort, we would advise dressing for the weather on the day as opposed to for strenuous activity.
    • Reservations are not required but we highly recommend making one to ensure you have a spot. We cannot guarantee that guests without a reservation will be accommodated and we strongly advise that guests book in advance if space is available. 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.
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Live Guide
  • Adults €25.00
    Students (18-25) €22.00
    Children (4-17) €22.00
    Infants (0-3) €0.00
    • Trafalgar Square

  • This tour meets directly outside Queensway Underground Station (Central Line) Your guide will be there standing by the red telephone box, holding a Fat Tire Tours sign, 15 minutes before the start of the tour!

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    • Although this tour does overlap with our Royal London Bike Tour route, we cover very different information on our Royal Scandals Tour.
    • While the bike ride itself is family friendly and topics are always discussed in a tasteful manner, certain historical events covered on tour may be inappropriate for smaller children.
    • As this tour is leisurely in effort, we would advise dressing for the weather on the day as opposed to for strenuous activity.
    • Reservations are not required but we highly recommend making one to ensure you have a spot. We cannot guarantee that guests without a reservation will be accommodated and we strongly advise that guests book in advance if space is available. 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.

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse What's the difference between this tour and the Royal London Bike Tour?

    While the routes are similar, the content is really what sets these tours apart.

    Our Royal London Bike Tour was the first tour we ever launched in London and is an incredible overview of the city. Perfect for first-time visitors or those wanting a relaxed and informative pedal around the city, we cover everything from the royal family, to local politics and parliament, exploring our many green parks, London's involvement in various wars throughout history, and an introduction to British culture. 

    This Royal Scandals Tour is for those looking for a fun tour with a twist! While you still get plenty of great information in a short amount of time, you'll hear more hilarious tales and shocking stories focused on royals throughout history. You'll see the palace Henry VIII built for romantic getaways, find out just why Edward VIII's choice of wife led to his abdication, Queen Victoria's possible secret marriage, and how one King's sexual preferences led to a Civil War and ultimately - his death.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    Fat Tire Tours is happy to offer 100% refunds if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not issue refunds for tours cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.

    Rescheduling Policy: Reservations may be rescheduled subject to availability and tour guidelines.

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets directly outside Queensway Underground Station (Central Line) Your guide will be there standing by the red telephone box, holding a Fat Tire Tours sign, 15 minutes before the start of the tour!

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

    If you would like to book a larger group, please contact our Private Tours team at [email protected]

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    All tours run rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our shop. We also have a flexible 72 hour cancellation policy and can reschedule guests pending availability.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    No, reservations are not required but we highly recommend them, especially in the summer months. 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 Is there a space to store bags or luggage?

    You are welcome to leave bags, luggage or unwanted family members in our garages. A member of our team 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 we go inside any of the museums/monuments?

    No, the tour is designed to enjoy the route and city from a broad perspective, and you'll be surprised at just how fast 3 hours flies by! The tour is also a great way to get an idea of what you want to return to to visit more in depth later in your trip. 

  • 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 Comments 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. Children are required to wear helmets.

  • 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.

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