City & Secrets

Explore the City of London & beyond

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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."

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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

We’ll stick to picturesque quiet back streets and segragated cycle ‘superhighways’ to explore the best of London accessible only by bike.

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
    Blackfriars Bridge
    Guildhall
    Bank of England
    Royal Exchange
    Leadenhall Market (location of Harry Potter’s ‘Leaky Cauldron’)
  • The Gherkin
    Cable Street Mural
    The Roman Wall
    Tower of London
    Wapping
    St. Katherine’s Dock
    Tower Bridge
  • London Bridge
    The Monument
    Tate Modern
    Roupell Street
  • 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

Details

 Most afternoons @ 2pm
 4 hours duration
 £40 per rider
 Up to 10 per group

*Includes; bicycle, helmet (optional) 

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Meeting Point

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

FAQs

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.

Happy Customers

“I have traveled to London a few times so have seen all the sites. This time I was on business and had a free day. I wanted to do something different and boy I got that for sure…I had a great time…and saw things that I never have.  Thanks so much for a great afternoon of getting “lost” in the beautiful city of London.”
Tricia from Boston

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“Indeed a must do to go around the city. The coolest spots and a funny ride where you can also get some culture about the unknown history of London. Even if you barely remember how to ride a bike (my case)…Strongly recommend it!” Catarina Francisco

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“Words can not describe how happy I was during this tour! My husband and I decided to do this our second day in London and we were NOT disappointed. This is seriously the best way to see a lot of London and learn some great history.” Emily Z.

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