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The London Bicycle Tour Company

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Address: 1 Gabriel's Wharf | 56 Upper Ground, London SE26 9BR, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7928 6838
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The London Bicycle Tour Company is London's original bike tour, operating...

The London Bicycle Tour Company is London's original bike tour, operating since 1991. Our Tours are safe, suitable for all standards and offer an exciting way to discover the best sights of London. You will be provided with a bike and helmet, and escorted by a guide on a three hour tour through the capital, using mainly quieter streets and bike paths. The Central London Tour is a great overview of London's most famous sights. The West End Tour takes in the Party atmosphere of Soho and the shopping areas of Mayfair and Carnaby Street. The 2012 Games Tour takes you East to see the wonder of the Olympic Park and Venues, as well as Europe's largest shopping centre for lunch. For more freedom, the company also offers a bike hire service. Tours are offered daily in English, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.To get up close to the sights, and have the freedom you want as a tourist, you must take a guided tour with London Bicycle Tour Company.

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US$31.03*
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Classic London Bike Tour of Central London
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US$32.32*
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Christmas Lights Bike Tour of London
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US$33.62*
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Night Bike Tour of London

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My wife booked this tour to see the Christmas lights around London. We ended up arriving late due to a late flight arrival, but the London Bicycle Tour Company rescheduled us for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We selected this tour to see the Christmas sights and lights. Upon arrival we were given bikes and the guides immediately took off at full speed (perhaps giving tour riders a few minutes to warm up riding around the area would be better) No real warning was given of how PACKED the streets and sidewalks would be with people. Going... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife booked this tour to see the Christmas lights around London. We ended up arriving late due to a late flight arrival, but the London Bicycle Tour Company rescheduled us for a tour that fit the remaining time in our schedule. I had some trepidation about taking a 3 hour tour through London on a bicycle, but I must... More 

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LondonBicycleTourCo, Administration at The London Bicycle Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Mark! Thank you so much for your great review. Conducting tours that are safe, fun, and informative is what we do, and it's great that you had such an awesome time with us! From the looks of the photo, Felix had just as good a time as you guys all did and we hope that if you're ever in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the tour as any easy way to see the Christmas lights around central London. These were spectacular but be warned that bike is not the easiest way to get around the town on a busy Saturday. Weaving through busy streets and the embankment walking with a bike was a bit stressful at times and cycling along the busy... More 

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LondonBicycleTourCo, Front Office Manager at The London Bicycle Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Dizzy, Sorry to hear that the experience of cycling through London stressed you out. Safety is our biggest priority here at London Bicycle Tour Company and while, as you observed, our guides do everything in their power to ensure everyone on the tour is safe and comfortable, we cannot control or predict the levels of traffic on any given... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were a family of 4 (myself, wife & 2 adult kids) and never have we seen London as seen through the eyes of LBTC guide. We took the Old City Tour that took us through such quaint & interesting places that we were totally spellbound. London has always been a favourite destination but after this tour it seemed a... More 

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LondonBicycleTourCo, Operations/Administrative Assistant at The London Bicycle Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Gurpreet! Amazing to hear that you had a fantastic time. The Old Town Tour is a real favourite among many of our returning customers - glad you enjoyed everything that East London has to offer, and we hope you'll come back to see us again and explore the other side of the city! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great day on this classic tour. Our 10 year old loved all the extra special attention from Mark, our tour guide. I liked how Mark made our son's safety his top priority! We thoroughly enjoyed all the local tidbits of information that you would otherwise not get to know!

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LondonBicycleTourCo, Operations and Admin at The London Bicycle Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Cindy! Mark is a real people person and is always having a laugh whether he's having a coffee with us here at the office or out on tour! But on a serious note, safety is a massive priority for us here at LBTC and it's good to hear that you and your son were well looked after. We hope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had a great tour with our host Nadja. We chose the tour that takes you to a few alternative sights and thru Soho & Chinatown and weren't disappointed. Nadja was professional & friendly and very knowledgeable and gave us a great three hour trip. A fab way to see a lot in a short time. Highly recommend this tour and... More 

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LondonBicycleTourCo, Operations and Admin at The London Bicycle Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Sairo! Nadja and the team at LBTC are thrilled to read such a positive review :) Soho, Chinatown and Covent Garden are some of the most culturally-rich and thrilling sights to see in the centre of London - and there's so much more! Why not pop in and try an Old Town Tour of East London with us? Thank... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

we did the classic tour on Sunday with Nadia. Very good route. Nadia was in the know, entertaining and charming. Bikes were in great shape. London is not a bike-city? We were wrong. Thank you for that lesson. Well be back soon. Ekki und Fanny from Berlin.

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LondonBicycleTourCo, Operations/Admin at The London Bicycle Tour Company, responded to this review

Thanks Ekki and Fanny! We are a modest bunch here at LBTC, but there is a reason why the Classic Tour is our most popular! We also pride ourselves on having the largest bike fleet in London, and keeping them as roadworthy and well-maintained as possible - thanks for the mention. Can't wait to see you guys again and explore... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I did this bike tour with Charlaine (I think that was her name, it was something like that at least) and had lots of fun. It's a bit expensive but a fun experience nonetheless. The shop is located just inside a little square if anybody is having trouble finding it like I was.

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LondonBicycleTourCo, Front Office Manager at The London Bicycle Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Emily! Charliene is her name, and she's thrilled to hear that you had such invariably positive words to see about her! Glad you had as much fun taking the tour as we have providing them! Come back any time and we can definitely negotiate a returning client discount :) Kiwi LBTC More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My sister and I took my mom on a surprise trip to London for her birthday. She loves riding her bike so we figured this would be a great way to see the city. It was the highlight of her trip!! Our Dutch speaking guide Maxime was fantastic. He was charming and knowledgeable, leading us (group of 6 adults total)... More 

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LondonBicycleTourCo, Operations/Admin at The London Bicycle Tour Company, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the fantastic review! Great to hear such positive things about your tour, and awesome to hear that you guys spent your Mum's birthday in such great fashion! The Classic Tour of Central London is our most popular excursion, but next time you guys are in London you should consider us for a tour of East or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Rented 2 bikes from London Bicycles We were able to store our gear at no cost in their shop Rates were fair and reasonable Bike are a bit worn but in working order The bikes could use a chain guard and s kick stand London has invested in bike paths that take you around several attractions the paths are safe... More 

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LondonBicycleTourCo, Front Office Manager at The London Bicycle Tour Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review :) Our bikes are well-loved but we feel in great condition - and a more cost-effective, hassle-free alternative to the Santander bikes hanging out around town. London has invested big time in great cycle pathways and superhighways and we love to exploit them! Next time you need to hire a bike in London come back... More 

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