• View of the Millennium Bridge on a sunny day in London with St. Paul's Cathedral in the background.

    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

  • View of the Millennium Bridge on a sunny day in London with St. Paul's Cathedral in the background.

    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

  • View of the Millennium Bridge on a sunny day in London with St. Paul's Cathedral in the background.

River Thames Bike Tour

River Thames Bike Tour

  • Best Seller
  • Great Photo Ops
  • Expert Tour Guide

Enjoy the River Thames 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 €35.19
    Students (18-25) €32.85
    Children (12-17) €32.85
  • This tour 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.

  • English
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  • The River Thames Bike Tour spends more time on roads than our Royal London Bike Tour therefore we recommend this tour for those aged 12 and older. Due to safety concerns for all riders, children under 12 will not be permitted on 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.

  • Approximately 4 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • Morning
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Stop for cafe (cost not included)
  • Adults €35.19
    Students (18-25) €32.85
    Children (12-17) €32.85
  • This tour 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.

  • English
  • 16
  • The River Thames Bike Tour spends more time on roads than our Royal London Bike Tour therefore we recommend this tour for those aged 12 and older. Due to safety concerns for all riders, children under 12 will not be permitted on 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.

  • Approximately 4 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • Morning
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Stop for cafe (cost not included)
  • Adults €35.19
    Students (18-25) €32.85
    Children (12-17) €32.85
  • This tour 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.

  • English
  • 16
  • The River Thames Bike Tour spends more time on roads than our Royal London Bike Tour therefore we recommend this tour for those aged 12 and older. Due to safety concerns for all riders, children under 12 will not be permitted on 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.

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 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 Is this tour appropriate for children?

    We're a great family activity in London, however we recommend our River Thames and River Thames Evening Bike Tours for those aged 12 and older. Due to safety concerns for all riders, children under 12 will not be permitted on tour. 

    Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult on the tour.

    • 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.
    • 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 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 Are reservations required?

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

     

  • 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 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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River Thames Bike Tour Reviews

RIVER THAMES BIKE TOUR is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 162.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Tour Guide My niece and her friend from America booked the tour and I tagged along, and learnt a lot about the history of London that I didn’t know, the tour guide John made the tour, he was funny and knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed it, the bikes were comfortable and it was a great way to see everything
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, intimate tour This tour was fantastic; our guide was really knowledgeable and kind. The group size was perfect, providing a small, intimate feeling. And biking is surely one of the best ways to see a city, especially one as big as London.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great day out Having done a couple of great Fat Tire tours in Berlin a few years ago we thought we'd take the opportunity to do one during our recent visit to London. Apart from the fun of cycling we really enjoyed visiting places we'd not have discovered ourselves and learning more about the many iconic London landmarks. We really enjoyed learning about places we'd otherwise have overlooked including the OXO building on the riverbank.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from London highlights Our guide did a great job of explaining the cultural significant sites on an easy 8 mile ride. Lunch at Burough Market was a highlight.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to see the city!! This is our third Fat Tire tour. We had friends visiting and came to London with them. I knew we needed to do a bike tour, and it didn’t disappoint! The history you learn on these tours is amazing!!
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike ride We had a great time on the Thames river bike tour! We have done many tours with Fat Tire in multiple locations and they all have been 5 star.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Guide This was the first time I had done a biking tour. This one, along the Thames, was recommended to me by a friend. It was lovely! Our guide, Oli, was really knowledgeable about London and its history. He made it very interesting and kept us engaged even through the rain! I am definitely a fan of Fat TIre and will be going on a biking tour again.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable interesting bike tour Having done the Royal London bike tour last year with my 12 yr old granddaughter I knew this would be good and wasn’t disappointed. Our knowledgeable guide made the tour interesting and fun taking us along safe roads and alleys to reach our destinations. We even rode our bikes across Tower Bridge. Brilliant way to see London.
Date published: 2018-09-01
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