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Sunday in the City: Biking Through London

Approximately 3.25 hours

From €39

St. Paul's Cathedral in London
Spitalfields Market in London
A statue of Captain John Smith in London
A man walks down Bow Lane in central London
Leadenhall Market in London
A map of the city of London

A Perfect Weekend in London

Nestled along the Thames, deep within the urban sprawl that makes up London, you will find one of the most important stretches of land anywhere in the World . The Romans called it ‘Londinium’, the banking industry knows it as ‘The Square Mile’, we just call it ‘The City’.

Tour Details

What’s Included
  • Bike
  • Helmet (provided but optional)
  • Stop for lunch (cost not included)
Good to Know
  • Reservations are currently required for this tour.
  • If you have children in your group, please let us know how many children you have and their ages so we can make sure we have the right sized bikes for everyone. Unfortunately, we do NOT have toddler trailers.
  • 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.


The London College of Arms
1The College of Arms
St. Pauls' Cathedral in London
2St Paul's Cathedral
St. Mary Le Bow Church in London
3Mary le Bow Church
The Guildhall in London
4The Guildhall
The Bank of England in London
5The Bank of England
The London Royal Exchange
6The Royal Exchange
Spitalfields Market in London
7Spitalfields Market
The Leadenhall Market in London
8Leadenhall Market
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9The Tower of London

Meeting Point

This tour meets at our office, located at 135a Mepham Street, London SE1 8SQ. 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.

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.

Do we stop for lunch?

Yes. We usually stop at Serpentine café where there are plenty of options for lunch.  Your guide will point out various places that range from sandwiches to traditional pub fare so that you can choose the best option for your group.

Where does the tour end?

All cycle tours end at our Waterloo office location, which is just a minute away from the Waterloo station. Your guide is happy to give you directions to your next point of interest following the tour!

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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