If you want to see London’s top sights in one action-packed morning then our Classic London Tour is the one for you. Running for over 25 years, our original bicycle tour of central London takes you to the city’s most famous landmarks, including the London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Follow our friendly and knowledgeable guides as they lead you down quieter backstreet and cycle paths and you’ll discover the fascinating history of our vibrant capital.
The tour starts from our riverside cycle hire centre at Gabriel’s Wharf, conveniently located near Waterloo Station. Once equipped with a bike your guide will lead you along the river to see the bustling Southbank and the impressive London Eye, the largest observation wheel in Europe. Next up is a photo opportunity with Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and a little of its compelling history.
Further along the river we come to Lambeth Palace, a beautiful Tudor building lived in by the Archbishop of Canterbury. A quick ride across the river and we enter the quiet courtyard of Westminster School where you can enjoy a secret view of Westminster Abbey before heading off to see St. James’ Park and Buckingham Palace. On the right day you’ll see the Changing of the Guard, a notable tradition for over 700 years that people come from far and wide to watch.
We head to Trafalgar Square next to see the statue of Lord Nelson surrounded by enormous bronze lions and elegant fountains. We cycle through some backstreets to reach Covent Garden, a vibrant area famous for its unique shops, quality restaurants and some of the best street theatre in the world. We take a break here to sample some food or be entertained by the street performers.
Now it’s time to head to London’s oldest quarter, the heart of the financial district where beautiful historic buildings jostle for space with iconic skyscrapers such as the Shard, Gherkin and Walkie Talkie. Learn about the gruesome history of Smithfield Market and ancient London life before pedalling over to admire St Paul’s Cathedral. A quick pedal over Blackfriars Bridge with some fine views of London’s skyline and the tour’s complete. You’ll have a newfound love for London and its quirky charm.
All tours start at our bicycle hire centre in Gabriel's Wharf where we provide bikes and all safety equipment.