About

Landmarks & Gems is an easy-going (*no sweat) London bike tour following back streets and dedicated bike lanes. Guided by an entertaining local guide, you'll discover the best London has to offer in a short space of time. Explore iconic locations like Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, to Royal Palaces and leafy local parks. Plus you'll discover many delightful hidden gems along the way. 
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Explore with a passionate London guide who'll share entertaining stories and fun facts bringing history to life.
Ride a classy, British-made Pashley bicycle with optional wicker basket, helmet or tweed cap.
Visit a 399 year old pub for refreshment (beer!) and get to know your fellow travellers.
Discover colourful street art and try your hand at spray painting in a legal graffiti zone.

What you'll do

Joining a small group of riders, you'll experience the thrills of exploring London by bike. On a bike, you'll cover more ground and beat the traffic jams and gridlock! Feel the freedom and wind in your hair as you soak up 2000 years of British history and culture.
You'll get an exciting introduction to London’s most iconic landmarks and Royal Palaces. Get to know it's charms and discover secret gems along the way. There's also time to stop for photos at each location - and your guide will happily take pictures for you.
Following back streets and dedicated bike lanes, you'll ride from Lambeth Palace over the River Thames into picturesque Westminster. Cycle past beautiful old buildings and see how the locals live.
You'll spin via leafy St James's Park to Buckingham Palace, the home of the Queen. And if we're lucky, we'll see the Queen's Guards in their dapper uniforms. You may even catch the Horseguards on parade too!
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As no trip to London is complete without a visit to a quintessentially British pub, we'll pit-stop at Covent Garden's oldest boozer to enjoy a pint of beer (optional).
Finally, it's time to leave your mark on London... You'll get to try your hand at graffiti at a hidden street art zone made famous by Banksy. We provide spray paint!
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Good to know: Changing of the Guard

The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace occurs on select dates and times, please see the schedule here. On guard change days our morning bike tours see some of the highlights of the ceremony. These are our most popular timings, so book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Harry Potter Locations 🧙‍♂️

On the Landmarks & Gems bike tour you'll also discover J. K. Rowling's inspiration for Diagon Alley, and cycle over the same bridge where the Knight Bus squeezes through the double decker buses in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Ride a Classic British-made bicycle

Choose a Tally Ho bike to match your style. We have a range of beautiful British bicycles in various sizes and colours.

All of our bikes are hand-built right here in England by Pashley Cycles, Britains longest running bicycle manufacturer.

With a cool vintage style, basket (optional), and comfortable sprung saddle, you'll look fabulous rolling around London ringing your bell! #dingdong 😍

Tour Highlights

BIG BEN
HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
WESTMINSTER ABBEY
LAMBETH PALACE
THE LONDON EYE
BUCKINGHAM PALACE
ST JAMES’S PARK
GREEN PARK
TRAFALGAR SQUARE
COVENT GARDEN MARKET
RIVER THAMES
CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE
THE ‘BANKSY TUNNEL’
DUKE OF YORK
CARLTON HOUSE TERRACE
ARCHBISHOPS PARK
NEW SCOTLAND YARD
WATERLOO BRIDGE
LYCEUM THEATRE
ADMIRALTY ARCH
WESTMINSTER BRIDGE
SAVOY HOTEL
LOWER MARSH
A STRANGE STONE NOSE
AN AWARD-WINNING PUB
"A right Royal bike ride!"
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the ride start?

Landmarks & Gems starts from The Walrus Bar, 172 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7RW, London. The closest underground station is Lambeth North (Bakerloo line).

Where does it end?

The ride ends back at our secret HQ next door to The Walrus Bar.

What if it rains?

Rides operate rain or shine. We have free ponchos available in the event of rain. However, if we decide that weather will effect the safety of a trip, we will offer to rearrange or refund your booking.

Can I leave my luggage?

Yes! We have secure storage at our bicycle HQ. Please note, luggage can not be left for any longer than the duration of your bike ride unless with prior arrangement.

Do you go on roads?

We use a mix of bike lanes, back streets, park paths and roads. The route is designed to be as safe as possible for mixed cycling abilities. But please be aware that London is an urban environment and can be busy and unpredictable at times. Riders must have basic 'street sense'.

Do you allow kids?

This ride includes a visit to a pub which does not allow under 18's at the bar. However, there is seating upstairs and outside, and there are other nearby options too. If you're ok with that, then teens / kids are welcome to join the ride so long as they are a minimum of 55 inches / 140 cm tall. If you have younger / smaller kids, we recommend booking a private tour so that we can tailor the experience especially for your family.

Is there a lunch break?

The pub stop is just a brief 20 minutes to enjoy a pint or soft drink and use the facilities. Unfortunately, there isn't time for a full sit-down meal. But there are bar snacks if you're peckish!

What if I'm late?

We know that sometimes travel plans don't work out as expected. Unfortunately, once your ride has departed it's not possible to catch up. But if you let us know of any issues before your scheduled departure time, then we'll do our best to book you onto a later trip. 

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Check out what people are saying...

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Start your London trip here

Start your London trip here

FattyPaddy January 15, 2023
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Went on the tour on a Sunday, so fun. Got to see the band walk the guard home from Westminster Palace. What a bonus. The trip was definitely one of our weeks highlights. Super family friendly, bikes were easy to ride and our guide, Xenia was awesome. Fun spirit and great tidbits about the city and its history. The pub was welcoming and beers were great and the public art experience (graffiti art) was a unique experience for all four of us.

Mark Ball January 8, 2023
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Best way to see the city!

Best way to see the city!

lapster31 January 2, 2023
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