London Landmarks & Secret Gems Bike Ride + Historic Pub + Graffiti Session

London, England (300)


London is a city with a rich history and a lot of landmarks and secret gems that are worth exploring. One of the best ways to do this is by taking a bike ride around some of the city's most historic pubs and graffiti sessions.


Tour Duration: 210 min

London Landmarks & Secret Gems Bike Ride + Historic Pub + Graffiti Session

The London Landmarks Bike Tour is an award winning, bucket-list-ticking, small-group tour of Royal London & Westminster. Designed around a safe and easy-going cycling route, the Landmarks tour offers a half-day introduction to London’s top iconic locations, Royal Palaces and hidden gems. You'll get an experience of London's history and modern culture. The tour combines just the right amount of fun facts, quirky stories and local insight. Riding a classic British bike is the perfect way to explore London and you'll also get the chance to stop for a beer at a quaint pub and try graffiti in a legal street art area.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with London Landmarks & Secret Gems Bike Ride + Historic Pub + Graffiti Session at no additional cost

  • Helmet or tweed cap (optional)
  • 10% off drinks at the local pub after your tour
  • Spray paint at the graffiti zone
  • Hand built British bicycle
  • Luggage storage
  • Local English speaking guide

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of London Landmarks & Secret Gems Bike Ride + Historic Pub + Graffiti Session has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Food and drinks

Points Of Interest

  • 10 minutes: Your tour will meet at the Walrus Pub (SE17RW) to use the facilities. Tally Ho guides will then bring you over to the bicycle storage location to get kitted up with a bike and helmet or tweed flat cap (optional). Secure bag storage is available.
  • minutes: Your ride starts with a loop of Archbishop's Park to get comfortable with your bike and to make any adjustments. The park is a popular spot for Lambeth residents and hosts a Zipwire in the summer months.
  • 2 minutes: Lambeth Palace is home to the Archbishop of Canterbury and located on the south side of the River Thames, across from the Houses of Parliament.
  • 2 minutes: You'll stop on the south side of the River Thames to see one of the best views of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
  • 2 minutes: Explore the quaint backstreets of Westminster, home to politicians, air raid shelters, and Lawrence of Arabia.
  • 2 minutes: Pass through the ancient grounds of one of London's 'public schools' and find out what Winnie-the-Pooh and Shane Macgowan have in common.
  • 2 minutes: Stand in front of Westminster Abbey, home of Coronations and Royal Weddings. *Note; Westminster Abbey is a paid attraction and we do not have time to enter it on this ride.
  • 2 minutes: Ride around St James's Park, London's most beautiful Royal Park, home to pelicans and glorious flower gardens.
  • 2 minutes: Stand in the middle of Horseguards Parade where military parades take place each year and see the Downing Street garden and impressive Old Admiralty Building. You may also catch part of the Horseguards changeover.
  • 5 minutes: Ride up the Mall to Buckingham Palace home of the Queen. Hear tales of Royal history and gossip from your guide. And catch the best parts of the Changing of the Guard (on certain dates). *the Mall is closed to cars on Sundays making it an extra special cycling experience.
  • 2 minutes: Ride under this pretty arch that marks the boundary of 'Royal London', and find the secret stone nose located underneath.
  • 2 minutes: Trafalgar Square is the home of many iconic monuments, including Nelsons Column and the National Gallery. It's also the technical centre of London.
  • 2 minutes: Visit London's only Italian style piazza, Covent Garden Market, bustling with shops and restaurants.
  • 15 minutes: Stop for a pint of local beer (optional) at the Lamb & Flag pub in Covent Garden. Once know as the 'bucket of blood' due to its connect with bare-knuckle boxing, the pub is older than the USA and a favourite with locals.
  • 2 minutes: Stop by an ancient Egyptian obelisk on the River Thames to also discover the story of London's amazing Victorian sewage system.
  • 2 minutes: Ride past London's iconic ferris wheel, the London Eye. You'll stop briefly at the best place for a photo.
  • 2 minutes: Cross the River Thames using a bike lane over Westminster Bridge. You'll cycle right underneath Big Ben!
  • 10 minutes: Visit the Graffiti Tunnel under Waterloo Station, made famous by Banksy, and see street artists painting amazing murals. This is the only 'legal' graffiti zone in the area. And you'll also get to try graffiti yourself as spray paint is provided in the tour.

Additional Information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Minimum rider height 5ft / 1.5 meters
  • Riders over 12 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All guests must be able to ride solo
  • Maximum rider weight 120kg / 264lbs
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons