• Thames River
    Bike Tour

    "Four-plus hours of riding bikes (and feeling completely safe, despite going over two bridges, including bustling London Bridge),
    including an hour for wandering, drinking and eating at Borough Market. "

    j.m., canada

  • River Thames
    Bike Tour

    "Four-plus hours of riding bikes (and feeling completely safe, despite going over two bridges, including bustling London Bridge),
    including an hour for wandering, drinking and eating at Borough Market. "

    J.M., CANADA

Thames River Bike Tour

Thames River Bike Tour

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Enjoy the Thames River Bike Tour.

Explore ‘liquid history' and breathtaking urban landscapes by cycling both banks of London's famous river.

With smaller groups, a different route and a focus on the people's history, this tour is the perfect complement to our Royal London Bike Tour. Our tour guides offer legend and fact about a city that has united against Great Plagues, Fire and War, while developing into the cradle of modern civilization and commerce. For lunch, we invite you to wander through the aromas of London's oldest and largest food market (not included) before cycling across Tower Bridge and embarking on an incredible adventure.

  • Approximately 4 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • Morning
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Stop for cafe (cost not included)
  • Adults £ 28.00
    Students (18-25) £ 26.00
    Children (4-17) £ 26.00
  • The morning and evening tours meet directly outside Southwark Underground Station (Jubilee Line) where you will see your guide with one of our beach rruiser style bikes and holding a sign.

  • English
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  • The River Thames Bike Tour spends more time on roads than our Royal London Bike Tour. The cycling is not intimidating or strenuous but if you are not a confident cyclist our Royal London Tour will be the better tour for you. Children are welcome on this tour but should be competent and confident on a bike.

  • Approximately 4 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • Morning
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Stop for cafe (cost not included)
  • Adults £ 28.00
    Students (18-25) £ 26.00
    Children (4-17) £ 26.00
    • The London Eye

    • Tower Bridge

    • St. Paul's Cathedral

    • The Tower of London

    • Shakespeare's Globe

    • London Bridge

    • Borough Market

    • Big Ben

    • The Monument

    • Leadenhall Market

  • The morning and evening tours meet directly outside Southwark Underground Station (Jubilee Line) where you will see your guide with one of our beach rruiser style bikes and holding a sign.

  • English
  • 16
  • The River Thames Bike Tour spends more time on roads than our Royal London Bike Tour. The cycling is not intimidating or strenuous but if you are not a confident cyclist our Royal London Tour will be the better tour for you. Children are welcome on this tour but should be competent and confident on a bike.

  • Approximately 4 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • Morning
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Stop for cafe (cost not included)
  • Adults £ 28.00
    Students (18-25) £ 26.00
    Children (4-17) £ 26.00
    • The London Eye

    • Tower Bridge

    • St. Paul's Cathedral

    • The Tower of London

    • Shakespeare's Globe

    • London Bridge

    • Borough Market

    • Big Ben

    • The Monument

    • Leadenhall Market

  • The morning and evening tours meet directly outside Southwark Underground Station (Jubilee Line) where you will see your guide with one of our beach rruiser style bikes and holding a sign.

  • English
  • 16
  • The River Thames Bike Tour spends more time on roads than our Royal London Bike Tour. The cycling is not intimidating or strenuous but if you are not a confident cyclist our Royal London Tour will be the better tour for you. Children are welcome on this tour but should be competent and confident on a bike.

Tour Highlights

  • The London Eye
  • Big Ben
  • Tower Bridge
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • The Tower of London
  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
  • London Bridge
  • Borough Market
  • The Monument
  • Leadenhall Market

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    A reservation is required due to a limited number of spaces on the tour.

     

  • 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?

    The morning and evening tours meet directly outside Southwark Underground Station (Jubilee Line) where you will see your guide with one of our beach cruiser style bikes and holding a sign.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Do tours run all year round?

    The River Thames tour is by reservations only. Please check the scheduling info on the tour page. Basically, if you can book it on our website, we're running it. And if not, do consider a private tour - if you have a decent size group (7+) or are willing to pay slightly more for the privilege, we will gladly create a bespoke tour for you at any time of the year.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Is the tour difficult?

    There is a lot more road riding on this tour so you must be confident on a bike. It is not strenuous but is a little bit longer and a touch more intimidating than our Royal London Tour.

     

  • 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. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays we stop at Borough market, London's oldest and most atmospheric food market, which has a huge selection of food from around the world. There is also the opportunity to have a pint at a pub. On every other day you will have the option of cafes, a fish & chip restaurant or a pub.

     

  • 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?

    We do have a limited amount of children's bikes and baby seats. Unfortunately there are no tag-alongs available for this tour. You and your children will need to be comfortable cycling alongside traffic for this tour, so if you are at all unsure about your child's ability to cycle on the roads in London, the Royal London Tour might be the better option for you. Please be sure to specify in the NOTES of your booking.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    We have loads of families and we're a great family activity. We offer two 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.

    • 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, 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 baby seats. Due to limited availability, please book baby seats and 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]

Thames River Bike Tour Reviews

RIVER THAMES BIKE TOUR is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great family activity I wanted something to get my kids aged 16, 14 and 10 out of the house over half term. We live in Surrey so are very familiar with London already and my husband was a bit sniffy about doing something so obviously touristy. We did the Thames route with Joe which was brilliant. The tour lasted over 4 hours and we learned all sorts of interesting and new facts about London en route. We felt completely safe even though the route took us on and across a few busy roads. There is no way we would have had the confidence or knowledge to take the family on bikes around London on our own. We want to do the other London tour now.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing way to see London We had an amazing tour of London and the Thames. Our guide was great and had many interesting facts on the history, people and architecture of London. This was our favorite day in London by far. Lunch at the Borough Matket was also a great surprise. This ended up being our favorite market in London. I would highly recommend this trip.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun way to see the sights of London We did Fat Tire Tours in Paris three years ago and really enjoyed the experience so we thought we would have a go in London. The roads and traffic in London made the ride a little more difficult to enjoy hence the 3 stars. Overall we like to tour on bikes because you get to see sights up close without zooming by and missing them.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and sight-ful tour Decide to join some coworkers for this bike tour. It was a great time, and gave a good summary of London sights and history along The Thames.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sightsing wanted to do something special and something different.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful tour! My husband and I were just in London for a long weekend and wanted to see the sights in an "active" and fun manner. This tour was perfect for us. We got some history, some sightseeing and covered lots of ground. Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and very helpful. Loved this tour!
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic way to see London We are a family of 4 and done the a Thames Tour and it was so good. Nick was an excellent guide and had so much knowledge o tell us. We lived it we have another booked in Paris and can't wait for that one either. Highly recommend it!!
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great way of looking at London. My friends suggested we do this bike tour anywhere we went especially in London. We are so glad we did. My husband, son & myself had the best day.
Date published: 2016-09-16
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