Thames Cultural Cycling Tour

Discover some hidden gems by bike on and around London's river Thames with the Thames Cultural Cycling Tour.
A man cycles past the London Eye on a clear autumn day.
Cycling the river Thames. Image courtesy of Buchet.

This is a self-guided tour. Download the map and guide below.

Thames Cultural Cycling Tour route

The 27km (16.8 mile) Thames Cultural bike tour begins at the South Bank and follows the Thames through Rotherhithe to the World Heritage Site of maritime Greenwich. The cycle route then heads north, under the Thames, to Canary Wharf before heading west through Limehouse and Wapping, over Tower Bridge and back to the South Bank.

The Thames Cultural Cycling Tour is designed for experienced cyclists who wish to get off the beaten track. The illustrated map and accompanying guide (downloadable as PDFs, below) explores parts of London that most tourists never get to see, as well as places and stories that even Londoners don't know about!

Download the Thames Cultural Cycling Tour map

The map and guide are downloadable in two different PDF versions:

For more information about biking around London, visit our Cycling page and read about more waterside bike routes on our London Cycle Paths: Thames and Beyond page.