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Small Group River Thames Bike Tour

Approximately 4 hours

From €37

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Overview

Explore ‘liquid history’ and breath-taking 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.

Tour Details

What’s Included
  • Bike
  • Helmet (provided but optional)
  • Live Guide
Good to Know
  • 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.
  • There is not a restroom available at the start of this tour, so we highly encourage you to use a restroom before joining us!

Highlights

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1The London Eye
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2Big Ben
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3Tower Bridge
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4St. Paul's Cathedral
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5The Tower of London
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6Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
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7London Bridge
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8Borough Market
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9The Monument
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10Leadenhall Market
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11Gabriels Wharf
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12HMS Belfast
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13St. Dunstans in the East
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14The Golden Hinde
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15Tate Modern
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16Winchester Palace
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17Southwark Cathedral

Meeting Point

This tour meets 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.

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 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 Bike Tour.

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. 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.

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.

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

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?

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.

Are reservations required?

Yes, reservations are required for all tours.

What is your weather policy?

All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office for purchase (fully refunded if not used).

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. On every other day you will have the option of cafes, a fish & chip restaurant or a pub.

Please note that the cost of lunch is not included in the tour. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch with you.

Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

Unfortunately, the tour duration does not give us enough time to enter any of the sites that we see on tour. This tour is designed to enjoy the city from a broad perspective and come away with a greater understanding of its history and layout.

Other Questions

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

Please contact our Private Tours 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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