Small Group River Thames Evening Bike Tour with Beer Tasting

Evening Small Group River Thames Bike Tour and Beer Tasting

Watch the sun set over the majestic London waterfront on our River Thames Evening Bike Tour. This tour will cycle you through the heart of the city, allowing you to take in many of the iconic landmarks as well as offer a feel for the mystery and romance of London's riverside by twilight.

This city really comes alive at night, and there is no better way to experience it than from the comfort of a Fat Tire Tour. Your guide will show you world famous sites and hidden away gems, explaining the history and stories that make London so special. The sites visited cover the entire story of our fair city. Along the way you will be fascinated by tales of London through the years, culture and some of our most famous (and infamous) historical figures.

While the riverside may come alive at night, the crowds around some of the most popular sites begin to disappear, making this the perfect time for a cycle.  You will have the chance to experience some of the famous landmarks of London without the daytime hustle and bustle. This tour is a great way to see London in a different light.

It’s also thirsty work!  But we have that covered; we will be stopping for a tasting of traditional English beer at one of our favourite local pubs.  What better way to break up an evening adventure (included in the price) than with a cool pint?

This tour does include a larger proportion of road cycling than some of our other tours and is recommended for those who have some cycling experience under their belts. Although we are unable to take small children on the route, anyone over the age of 12 who has comfortably completed our Royal London tour should have no problem at all.  If you’re hesitant about your child’s riding ability, our Private Evening River Thames tour is a great way to secure a guide just for your group, giving your budding cyclist all the attention that he/she needs throughout the tour.

All our River Thames Tours start and finish a short walk from the vibrant Southbank, a hub of nightlife and great eats, so make sure to pick your guide’s brain about the best spots to hit for a late-night meal or post-tour pint.  London by day may be magical, but London by night is truly breath-taking.

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
  • Beer tasting at traditional pub (cost included)
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Drink of choice at a pub
  • 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.

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    • The River Thames Evening 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! 
    • This tour includes a stop at a traditional London pub for a beer tasting, cost included. Please note that the drinking age in the United Kingdom is 18.
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Drink of choice at a pub
    • Leadenhall Market

  • 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.

  • English
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    • The River Thames Evening 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! 
    • This tour includes a stop at a traditional London pub for a beer tasting, cost included. Please note that the drinking age in the United Kingdom is 18.

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'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

  • 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 a break?

    Yes. We stop about half way into the tour for a drink at a 400 year old pub (drink included).

     

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

    If you would like to book a larger group, please contact our Private Tours team at [email protected].

  • 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 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.
  • 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! Feel free to get in contact with us if you need some expert bike assistance. 

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