Get ready for an entertaining, small group guided bike tour of London and discover London like you have never seen it before. Riding a classic English bicycle you will cycle along the quiet back streets of Westminster and Royal London with frequent stops to soak up the atmosphere. Whether you are a local, or a visitor to London, you will find the Landmarks tour informative and fun with amazing facts and stories from your local Tally Ho guide.
The adventure begins when you meet your guide and select your beautiful hand-built British ‘Pashley’ bicycle. Then set off to explore the former gardens of Lambeth Palace, cycle along the river Thames, and see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. You'll ride through the quaint quiet streets of Westminster, spotting Westminster Abbey, Horseguards Parade, St. James’s Park, and Buckingham Palace. Then its off to Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden where you’ll stop at a historic pub to enjoy a pint of local beer with your group.
Finally spin past the London Eye via the Southbank and enter the ‘Banksy Tunnel’ where you’ll see the ever changing walls of a legal graffiti zone where artists such as Banksy have painted. Then try your own hand at street art and leave your mark on London! We event provide spray paint.
Excellent tour! Mick was a excellent guide! Seeing London by bike was perfect.
Absolutely worth it with Archaeologist as guide. Tom our guide has experts knowledge on Stonehenge, Bath and Avebury. The day went by easily, and efficiently. We got see all the sights, and made it back with 5 minutes to spare.
Whiskey Mick was awesome and very knowlegeable guide. Thoroughly enjoyed this way of seeing the sights in London and enjoyed the pub visit as well.
We loved this bike tour, through parks and past London landmarks.Highly recommended!
Loved our tour guide, Whisky Mick. We were jet-lagged and a bit tired getting our family together for this mid-morning tour -- and from the moment we met at the Walrus Pub, our guide, Whisky Mick, somehow turned us all into a family in a good mood... such a great light-hearted, and affable, entertaining personality... then set us up with our bikes down a nearby alley, and off we went with other travelers on bicycles to see highlights of London! We were never in any dangerous traffic, and instead were mostly on walking paths and back roads before emerging out before each key place -- and were always pulling over and hearing great anecdotes and history from our entertaining and easygoing guide. My husband and I were so glad we chose this activity for the first of our 4 day visit with our 18 year old and 20 year old kids, because it was something we could all enjoy. It was about to drizzle a bit as we set out, but the weather quickly cleared and it was delightful day so glad we didn't fret about the slightly rainy forecast, not to worry indeed.
Because it was a morning tour the afternoon times were sold out that might explain why there was only 1 pub in a tour where ale pub is in the name, but in any case it was perfect. Besides, I suppose one shouldn't have more than one beer if one is going to be on a bicycle in a city. Such a better way of seeing sights than inside a bus or a taxi, for sure. We truly loved this outing.
My husband and I decided to go back to actually go inside some of these places, like Westminster Abbey, on our own time the only building we actually went inside was the pub for a pint... but it was a great overview of central London so we could decide what to visit later. Whisky Mick is apparently a musician in addition to a tour guide and wish we could have gone out and seen him play if our dates had lined up appropriately, but he was one of the characters we will remember best of our whole trip to London. I will try to attach a photo. I highly recommend him.
Also, we made a mistake with our scheduling of another outing for our visit to London, and we had needed to switch days at the last minute literally the evening before -- at 7:00 p.m. and Viator was great to include the local contact phone number of the tour company in the reservation confirmation and voucher paperwork they provided. We were so fortunate the local tour company picked up on our cal when we phoned from our hotel, and that were willing to switch days from Saturday to Friday at the last minute. That is a nice and important touch I think, to have a local contact.
Again, we loved our guide, and also some nice friendships we made for the day, with fellow travelers. Great fun -- and big highlight of our quick trip to London! When people ask the best parts of our short family trip to England, we have been mentioning it, and our wonderful guide!
This tour was great fun. The company was called Tally Ho and the guide was working on his Ph.D in sports history which really made the tour informative and way more interesting than your generic tour. We scheduled several tours during our recent trip and have done numerous tours in other cities so I can fairly compare tours. The group was small and we covered quite a bit of ground. The bikes were in good shape and this tour is great for any ages young to older. The pace was very comfortable.
My daughter and I loved this bike tour.... The guide was a fun and witty gent. We saw areas we might have missed and going to spray paint graffiti was too much fun! I would definitely recommend this tour.
This is a great way to see London Landmarks! Being on a bike, we were able to take side streets, get up close, go through Westminster University, past Buckingham Palace and the beautiful St James gardens, along the river so many cool places we got to visit that you wouldn't be able to see on a walking or bus tour. We stopped at a pub for a pint and then on again. Our guide, Tom, was amazing! He is a history major and had lots of good information to share. The bikes are fun and easy to ride. A few times we were on a busy street, but Tom helped us safely navigate the traffic. Highly recommend! We went on a Saturday morning. There were about 8 people total on the tour with us, which was a nice sized group.
Our guide, Mick, was fantastic – bright, knowledgeable, personable and just an all around great guy – he knew his history and we thoroughly enjoyed being with him that day – he found out one in our party was a part time musician and invited us to hear him play that evening along with a group of other musicians, which we did – along with being an accomplished, professional tour guide, he is an accomplished, professional musician – we were very impressed with the various guitar, mandolin, flute songs the group did, plus he can sing! We’ll never forget it and are recommending this tour (and his music!) to anyone back here in the USA that might ever take the trek to London.
The bike tour was much better than I had expected. We never road for a very long distance before stopping at the next place of interest. Even after walking through London for the previous three days, we still saw sights that we hadn't seen before on the tour. In fact, we ended up going back to Covent Garden to shop after the tour because it was something new to us. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable about the city. The tour was enjoyable.