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“Never wanted it to end”

Cycle Tours of London
Ranked #22 of 185 Outdoor Activities in London
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Owner description: Cycle Tours of London offer guided sightseeing tours by bicycle every day of the year. We are a family run business and take pride in showing London at its best, including famous landmarks and hard to find wonders. Our tours avoid all busy, polluted roads taking advantage of our guides' knowledge of river paths, cycle lanes, alleys and park routes. If you don't have a great time on our tours there will be no charge!!!
Uppsala, Sweden
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“Never wanted it to end”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Recommended to me by my colleague Marianne, previous commenter. Me and three of my best friends took the East end tour on an early friday morning, as the city woke up we pedalled through the most beautiful parts of London. It felt cool and crazy at the same time, to do this on a bicycle, but we were guided safely by Matthew. Everywhere we stopped made us wanting to return to those spots later again. The feel of this tour is that it doesn't feel like a tour at all. It feels like you cycle through one of the worlds coolest city with your friend who lives there, who works as a historian. This man is a fountain of knowledge and paired with his obvious love and respect for his city, this tour will leave you wanting more. Do you like offthebeatentrack sort of stuff? Unknown locations in London? They are there, and Matthew knows how to find them. The tour takes over three hours, so it's long. Talk about good value for your pounds. I will come back and do all of his tours, plus repeat the East end tour!! Riding your bike over Tower Bridge...priceless!

Visited May 2014
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“A pleasant bicycle ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Our bicycle ride with guide Matthew and four other tourists through the heart of London was pleasant and informative. Matthew took us to some well-known and many lesser known places during our tour of three and a half hours. The information he provided was interesting and presented in a humorous way. Definately recommended to all! Hans, Gardenia and Eric.

Visited May 2014
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Dallas
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“Enjoyable Sight Seeing Adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Mathew accommodated us days before our trip & we were so glad. There was only 4 of us in our tour, so we basically got a private tour at a very reasonable price. He even gave us exact directions to the location.

Matthew is full of London knowledge! We saw about 60% of the major sites in about 2.5 hours, plus there was a quick stop in a common area full of shopping & restaurants for us to explore as a break from biking. There are great photo opportunities, and he will gladly photograph you as well!

There are many bike tour options, but chose Matthew!

Visited April 2014
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“Highly recommended, greatway to see the sights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Four of us did this tour yesterday, Mathew the tour guide could not have been more friendly, a very knowledgeable and helpful guide, right from the time of booking when we had some difficulties and had to make a last minute change.

We did the Sights of London tour and we actually spent very little time on busy roads, most of the time we were in small side streets, alleyways etc. The pace was fairly slow and the tour was not strenuous at all.

Throughout the tour Mathew was very willing to answer any questions, offer interesting information and generally accommodate our wishes in any way he could.

Visited May 2014
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“A great experience in every way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We did the Canals tour as a 60th Birthday surprise for my husband. We cycle on a regular basis at home and found the tour just the right length in miles and time. Matthew took us along the Regent Canal and we were fascinated by the changing views and dynamics of life along the canal as it leaves the city. Further on we went through Hackney Wick and saw the Olympic Village in the distance. The information Matthew gave us about the legacy of the Olympics etc was very interesting and brought the area to life. My favourite stop was Broadway market with its amazing selection of street food-far better than the touristy Borough Market!

I would highly recommend this tour-you see so much more of London's hidden gems off the usual tourist routes. The website does point out this is a longer tour and you do need to be fairly fit-this is good advice.The route takes you along narrow tracks alongside the canal, where you have to negotiate pedestrians, joggers and other cyclists,so you need to be confident on a bike.

Thank you again Matthew for a great time.

Visited April 2014
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