• 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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  • Great Photo Ops
  • Expert Tour Guide

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 €35.03
    Students (18-25) €32.70
    Children (12-17) €32.70
  • 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.

  • 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 €35.03
    Students (18-25) €32.70
    Children (12-17) €32.70
    • 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 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 €35.03
    Students (18-25) €32.70
    Children (12-17) €32.70
    • 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 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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Thames River Bike Tour Reviews

RIVER THAMES BIKE TOUR is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 143.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Fantastic Fat Tire Tour!! Andrew did a great job of leading our small group through the pedestrians and traffic along and across the Thames. He was a wealth of information and had a great sense of humor. We had a bit of free time at lunch which was fun as well. We never would have attempted to bike across the Tower Bridge on our own, but Andrew guided us safely through the traffic and crowds. What an experience! We also saw and learned about places we would not have seen without being on this tour. This was our sixth Fat Tire Tour, and we are hooked!!!
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great guide and fun route We signed up for a Riverside tour at a friend's suggestion. We were not disappointed. The tour was well organized, the route was interesting and fun to ride and the guide, Nick, was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike tour along The Thames This was our second bike tour with Fat Tire - the first was a tour of Versailles. Our guide - Daniel - was fantastic! He shared so many interesting facts along the way, kept the group safe on the “bike super highway of London” and was a pleasure to spend 4 hours with. Would definitely tour with Fat Tire again!!
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good experience, also for grandparents! This is the third time we have taken a grandchild on a Fat Tire Bike Tour. The previous ones were in Versailles and Berlin. Both we and the children enjoy the biking, the guiding and the stops for lunch. And we are amazed how the guides are able to lead a group in traffic, and their knowledge of the sights. So if we are still going strong in a couple of years when our fourth grandchild will be confirmed, we will book another tour.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Guide Loved the tour. Highly recommand it to everyone going to London
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thames River Bike Ride Nick was our Guide. The group was large and he managed us very well. His info seemed current and historic. I am really pleased i had this tour
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Experience Wonderful tour .... perfect mix of riding, history and observing the sights. One suggestion is a few more minutes for photos by Tower Bridge. Daniel was an excellent leader, focusing on safety while sharing lots of interesting tidbits.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Tour I have done many fat tire bike tours and this one was fantastic. My husband and I only had 3 nights in London and doing this tour is a must. Daniel did an awesome job helping us navigate the city and helping us get an amazing Big Ben photo even though it was under construction. Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to cover a lot of ground in 4 hours!
Date published: 2018-07-07
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