City & Secrets
Explore the City of London & beyond
Discover the grit, the grime & the glory that made London the great city it is today.
Cycle off the beaten path to explore a local side of London, and experience living history from Roman times to the present day. You’ll ride safely across the oldest parts of the ‘City Of London’ in dedicated bike lanes to seek out striking modern skyscrapers contrasted against ancient ruins. Discover London’s industrial secret gems along the River Thames.
From the winding streets of the City, ride along the river to passing historic docks to reveal a melting pot of cultures, street art, and industry. You’ll follow in the footsteps of Romans, pirates & bankers via hidden inner city canals to see ancient trading posts, London’s ancient wall, Harry Potter film locations, iconic Tower Bridge, and much more.
Get a unique insight into London’s past
The City of London is jam packed with ancient landmarks standing next to modern skyscrapers such as the Tower of London, the Cheesegrater, and the Gherkin. On the City & Secrets bike tour you’ll visit the best vantage points offering great photo opportunities.
Visit magical film locations
Film buffs will enjoy spotting the iconic London locations used in films such as the Leaky Cauldron from Harry Potter.
Enjoy a pint by the River Thames
You’ll stop for a pint of traditional ale (or alternative) in the oldest riverside pub in London! Hear tales of sailors and smugglers from your guide and see the noose where pirates met a grizzly end!
"A fun bunch of hipster historians."
See The Old & New
Marvel at the architectural contrasts throughout the City of London as you ride up to medieveal churches and modern skyscrapers.
Safe Scenic Cycling
Visit London's Best Kept Secrets
On a bicycle you’ll explore magical parts of London that most people rarely get to see.
What You’ll See
- St Paul’s Cathedral
Bank of England
Leadenhall Market (location of Harry Potter’s ‘Leaky Cauldron’)
- The Gherkin
Cable Street Mural
The Roman Wall
Tower of London
St. Katherine’s Dock
- London Bridge
- St. Dunstan in the East
- Prospect of Whitby
- Ornamental Canal
- River Thames
- Southwark Bridge
- St Mary-le-Bow
- Traitors Gate
- Old Vic Theatre
- The Shard
- St. Andrew Undershaft
Most afternoons @ 2pm
4 hours duration
£40 per rider
Up to 10 per group
*Includes; bicycle, helmet (optional)
City & Secrets starts & ends from Tally Ho! at The Walrus Bar, 139 Westminster Road, SE17RW, London.
Tally Ho! meeting point @ The Walrus Bar
172 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE17RW
City & Secrets Bike Tour
What time does the tour start?
2pm most afternoons, occasionally also at 10am. Custom start times are available when booked as a private tour.
Does the tour include bike hire?
Yes! You get to ride one of our beautiful British-made Pashley bicycles for the duration of the tour.
Do you operate in the rain?
Tours operate rain or shine. Complementary ponchos are available from our bike tour HQ if required.
Can I leave luggage behind?
We have secure storage available at our bicycle HQ where you are welcome to leave any unwanted luggage for the duration of your tour.
How long does the tour last?
Approximately 4 hours inclusive of a 20 minute refreshment break.
Where does the tour end?
Back at the Walrus Bar (SE17RW), discounted drinks are available by mentioning ‘TallyHo’ at the bar. Huzzah!
Do you go on roads?
We use a mix of bike lanes & quiet back streets. This tour is designed to be as safe and scenic as possible. The City of London can buy busy midweek, if you’d like a quieter ride consider booking on the weekend when the City is very quiet.
Is the tour suitable for children?
We accept all riders over 4ft tall. For families with smaller children, particularly those who require tag-along bikes, we recommend booking this experience as a private tour to ensure we can tailored it to your kids requirements. This can be done by selecting the ‘Private’ option on the City & Secrets booking form.