Small-Group River Thames Bike Tour

star star star star star 38 reviews

Duration - 4 to 5 hours

INR 2,406 p.p. onwards

View More

Greater London, United Kingdom

Take this small-group bike tour along the River Thames and explore London's central riverside by bicycle! On this 5-hour guided bike tour, you'll see London's main attractions, including Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul's Cathedral. Cycle across the Tower Bridge and discover the culinary variety of Borough Market during a short lunch break (please note the morning departures will be roughly five hours long with a stop for lunch and the evening departures will be roughly four hours long with no stop for meal).

On top of seeing some of the best sites across London, if you choose the evening tour, you'll also get an authentic beer tasting at a London Pub. NOTE: Beer tasting is not included on the morning departures.

Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your expert guide.

Available options

Small Group River Thames Tour 10:30
Guaranteed Small Groups

INR 2,406
p.p. onwards

Evening River Thames Bike Tour 18:00
Beer tasting included!

INR 3,157
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Thames River, London England

Hop on a bicycle and take a guided small-group bike tour along the River Thames, right through the heart of central London. During its 2,000 years of existence, London has faced plagues, great fires, wars and more that have continuously shaped its cityscape -- your local expert guide will actively lead you through this history as you sightsee, making your trip an educational and enjoyable experience. During this bike tour, cycle on both banks of the Thames, admiring London's top attractions and stopping along the way for photo opportunities. Part of your itinerary will be determined by your guide on the day, depending on the group's overall preferences.

Your sightseeing will include Big Ben, the London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, Borough Market, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

Elizabeth Tower is the name of the famous clock tower which stands at the Houses of Parliament. The name Big Ben is often used to describe the tower, the clock and the bell but the name was first given to the Great Bell.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB England

Elegantly rotating over the River Thames, it's the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

St. Paul's has been the site of many historic state occasions; including Sir Winston Churchill's state funeral and the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England

One of London's most famous landmarks, the historic Tower houses the Crown Jewels, the prison cell of Sir Walter Raleigh, known as the Bloody Tower, and the Chapel of St. John and the Royal Armories.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT England

Founded by American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe explores Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL England

Stop for a lunch break at Borough Market (morning departures only), one of London's largest food markets, famous for its wide range of food from all over the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

Fortified, you will continue your tour, crossing one of London's most popular bridges, the Tower Bridge. From Tower Bridge you will pedal on to the area known as the City of London - the city’s financial center - where you’ll see some of the modern glass skyscrapers that have appeared more recently on the famous London skyline.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: The Monument to the Great Fire of London, Monument St., London EC3R 8AH England

You’ll then head on past the Monument to the Great Fire.

Stop At: Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR England

See Leadenhall Market - one of London’s hidden 14th-century gems – and hear how it featured in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

Make your way past an old medieval church that was bombed during the World War II blitz before cycling over London Bridge and back to Southwark - where your tour ends. Along the way, you'll also get a beer tasting included an authentic London pub!

Duration: 10 minutes

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Due to the itinerary of the tour we would recommend this bike tour only to advanced cyclists; as such the tour is not recommended for children
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Fully contact-less experience

Inclusions

  • Guided bike tour
  • Stop for lunch (morning departures only)
  • Use of bike and helmet for the duration of the tour
  • Beer tasting included (on evening departures only)

Departure point

197 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 0XN, UK


Recent reviews

Jette_A   2nd July 2022

star star star star star
Crossing Tower Bridge on bicycle. We had a good and interresting guide. Visited places where we had never been before.

Jay_T   6th June 2022

star star star star
Riding through the tunnels and seeing the London life in the alleys and food courts. Hearing about the history of the area.

danielmT7518BL   31st May 2022

star star star
Wrong departure address given by trip advisor, had to navigate calling tour company and locate correct location, very disconcerting. Already sent this but may have been mislaid in your system.

kellybw   31st May 2022

star star star star star
This was our 3rd Fat Tire tour ( one in Berlin) We picked the Thames tour having done the Royal one previously. We were met by Andy( Andrew?) and the 3 others in our group. After collecting the bikes we got on the road. London is so nice to cycle around now and we felt very comfortable with Andy. He is very enthusiastic about the history and kept us informed of all the interesting things we passed en route. We stopped for lunch at Borough market( could have stayed all day and ate at every stall!) The cycling is nicely paced and the bikes very comfy so wished the tour was longer. Thoroughly recommend these tours. Will definitely do another.

ThomasW2145   20th August 2020

star star star star star
We booked on the River Thames bike tour and were fortunate enough to get Andrew as our tour guide with just me and my wife. Nice leisurely pace with usual landmark photograph taken along the way. Andrew struck a great balance of giving some funny stories and interesting highlights without bombarding us with a history lesson. Thanks for a great tour, would highly recommend!

Courtneay   19th October 2019

star star star star star
We did the Saturday morning River Thames bike tour and it was such a pleasure. My husband and I ended up being the only people on the tour as the other two dropped out however, by no means is this a “couples” thing. It’s truly perfect for people of all ages, as long as they can ride a bike. We saw SO many sights and our tour guide, Daniel was a joy! He was so personable and had an immense amount of knowledge to share. There were so many highlights but one of my favorites was a lunch stop at Borough Market (a place I had wanted to visit)! He gave us some history and recommendations of where to go along with how to maneuver everything. We knew we were always in good hands! If you’re on the fence, absolutely do it! If you’re booking it already, smart life choice!

matt c   27th September 2019

star star star star star
Excellent 3hr tour with many worthwhile stops. Stop for lunch, stop for beer!...highlights include Borough Market and the Lloyd's of London building finished off with some beer tasting inside Leadenhall Market. Just the right amount of history/storytelling that kept it interesting and moving along...thank you Daniel! (would recommend for slightly experienced riders as there is some busy street cycling to navigate...all done in the safe hands of your guide!)

Hawaii_traveler200   1st July 2019

star star star star star
This is a great tour if you have already seen the sites around Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Westminster. This covers the other side of the Thames, starting with the London Eye and ending with Leadenhall Market for a pint. Andrew was spectacular in his knowledge and enthusiasm. The type of touring bikes used somehow provide a very smooth and effortless ride. Stopping at the incredible Borough Market for lunch was amazing. Enjoyed every minute of it,

luislara2017   30th June 2019

star star star star star
The whole family enjoyed riding around Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Buckminster Palace all the way to Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square. We had a great guide, very very British and learned a lot from him.

kc360Canada   21st August 2018

star star star star
I really enjoyed the Thames River bike tour. It was historic and I had a few good laughs. I was grateful that I dressed for the unexpected London weather. It was a sunny day so I was glad I had my sunglasses with me. Make sure you always have a raincoat in case it rains. The best part of the tour was seeing the markets ( There are 2 markets on the tour). I also enjoyed seeing the real London Bridge and learning about the history. Everyone on the tour was friendly and our tour guide was really good at explaining the history of each location. He was not so friendly but I assume it could be a British thing. I was the only person on this tour that wasn't from England or Europe to my surprise. I really enjoy the tour, however, the tour guide was unfriendly and didn't try to get to know each person. He seemed very standoffish. Everyone on the tour was nice enough to talk to each other.