River Thames Bike Tour

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Overview

This tour gives you the opportunity to experience an amazing side of London. This tour is completely different from the Royal London Bike Tour. Journey along both sides of the Thames, explore the Southbank, and enjoy a return trip on a river boat. See more. Less effort. More fun.

The London Eye

Despite being widely ridiculed when it first opened, the London Eye is now one of the most recognizable and loved structures in London. On a clear day, it offers you a truly spectacular, panoramic view of the city.

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul Cathedral is the defining masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren architectural genius. The ground upon which it is built has been considered sacred for thousands of years. In more modern times, this is where the world mourned the loss of Sir Winston Churchill and celebrated the fairytale wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. It was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War but was saved by a courageous group of volunteers called the Church Watch.

Shakespeare’s Globe

Have you ever used the expressions: to kill with kindness, one fell swoop, or dead as a doornail? Those and hundreds of other expressions and words (excellent, critical, lonely to name a few!) are attributed to one of the greatest Brits that ever lived. In the shadows of the historically accurate recreation of the Globe Theatre, learn about the less trumpeted side of William Shakespeare and his direct impact on our 21st century lives.

London Bridge

There has been a bridge here since the Roman occupation nearly 2000 years ago. Since then there have been around 10 bridges spanning the River on this sight. Some were carried away by the tides, others burnt down, others simply fell apart over the years, one was purposefully pulled down by a vengeful king giving rise to the famous nursery rhyme London Bridge is Falling Down

Borough Market

(Only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday) A hidden, culinary gem in London with a history going back 900 years, Borough Market offers the finest food from all over the world. We’ll break for about an hour, giving you time to explore on your own, grab a snack from any number of food vendors, and still enjoy a pint at a local English pub with your tour guide.

Tower Bridge

One of the most stunning and iconic bridges in the world, Tower Bridge was built nearly 60 years into the reign of Queen Victoria and during the height of the British Empire. You will have the opportunity to take photos at its most spectacular vantage point then actually get the chance to cycle across it.

The Tower of London

Originally built by William the Conqueror, this World Heritage site has been used as a royal residence, prison, observatory, treasury, mint, and even a zoo. The top of the list of recognizable prisoners includes: Saint Thomas More, Sir Walter Raleigh, Guy Fawkes and Anne Boleyn.

The Monument

The Monument was built by Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666. The magnificent 61-metre column acts as a symbol of London’s faith in itself and offers an amazing panorama of the surrounding area.

Big Ben

Attached to the houses of parliament, Big Ben actually refers to the 13 tonne hour-bell within the clock tower. London first heard the chimes on May 31, 1859.

Leadenhall Market

This fantastic, off the beaten track market sits at what was once the centre of Roman London. The market itself has stood here for over 600 years. Here we will learn about how Roman London was reduced to a thin layer of ash by Queen Boudicca. Fans of Harry Potter will recognise it as the real life setting of Diagon Alley which was filmed on location here Embark on a journey of discovery along the banks of the Thames with the River Thames Bike Tour

View world-famous attractions including the spectacular London Eye London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, bustling Borough Market, St Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe

This tour is more advanced in terms of cycling than the Royal London Bike Tour

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Prices:

Adult Ticket from £28.00 (USD47.55) - View Prices

Opening Times:

2014

01 January to 13 March: Saturdays 10.30am

01 April to 14 May: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 10.30am

15 May to 15 September: Daily 10.30am

16 September to 31 October: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 10.30am

01 November to 31 December: Saturdays 10.30am

Meeting Point:

Southwark Underground Station. 

Look for your guide immediately outside the station beside a Fat Tyre Bike.

Tour does not run:

9-10 August (Ride London)

25 December

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