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Landmarks & Gems

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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With a passionate London guide who'll share entertaining stories and fun facts bringing history to life.


A classy, British-made Pashley bicycle with optional wicker basket, helmet or tweed cap.


A 399 year old pub for refreshment (beer!) and get to know your fellow travellers.


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

"A right Royal bike ride!"
The Guardian

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 (13+) 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...


Amazing day with our tour guides Katie and Shibby! Thank you so much.

Samantha Howard September 23, 2023

Very enjoyable ride! Our tour guide, Tom was very interesting, informative and attentive. Bikes were very comfortable and in excellent condition. Highly recommend.

Craig Trent September 23, 2023

Fantastic Bike Tour Experience! My recent experience on the Landmarks & Gems small-group bike tour of London was nothing short of exceptional. From the moment we started pedaling to our final stop at the iconic "Banksy Tunnel," it was a day filled with unforgettable moments and delightful surprises. The small group allowed for a personalized experience that felt more like a group of friends exploring the city together rather than a typical touristy tour. Our charming and very knowledgeable guide, Katie, played a significant role in making this tour exceptional. Her passion for London's history and culture was evident in every anecdote and historical tidbit she shared along the way. She kept the atmosphere light-hearted and engaging, making the tour not just informative but also incredibly fun and enjoyable. The tour was at a casual pace. We never felt rushed, which gave us ample time to soak in the beauty of London's iconic landmarks and take photos to our heart's content. It was also a welcome relief to find ourselves stopping at a local pub on an unusually warm day. Sipping on a cold beverage while chatting with fellow tour-goers made for a memorable break. The vintage-style bicycles we used were a real treat. Hand built in England, they added an authentic touch to the experience. The cute and handy wicker baskets attached to the bicycles were a godsend, providing a convenient spot to stow away our belongings while we explored. It was a practical touch that enhanced the overall comfort of the tour. A big highlight of the tour was undeniably our visit to the "Banksy Tunnel." Not only did we get to witness some truly remarkable graffiti art, but we were also given the chance to leave our own mark on the tunnel's walls, adding a personal touch to our London adventure. It was a unique and unexpected highlight that set this tour apart from others. In sum, this bike tour in London exceeded all expectations. It was the perfect blend of history, culture, and fun. If you want to explore London's must-see places in a relaxed and engaging way, I highly recommend this tour. From the small group dynamics to the knowledgeable guide, vintage bicycles, and unexpected surprises, it was truly one of the best activities we experienced on our trip. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure in the heart of London! Hopefully, you will get Katie as your guide too!!

Cynthia Spradlin September 18, 2023

That was such a great experience. James was the best we could ask for, bikes (and hats!) were excellent condition, and the tour itself was a very good combination of site seeing, stories and facts about London and its history. definitely one of the best experiences we had in London.

Yehuda Halfon September 18, 2023

The Tally Ho! Bike ride tour of London was exceptional. Katie shared her wealth of knowledge along the way which made the tour super informative and exciting. Cycling is definitely the way to do London!

Chris Vassallo September 16, 2023

I met Olivia while touring the city on my own and observed her interact with her group that she was hosting that day. Impressed with what I saw, I decided to send visiting family to take the tour. Although Olivia was not available when they went, they had an amazing time, raving about the experience provided by Katie. Very please with the product and value to cost. I will definitely send any other visitors to this experience. Well done.

Omere Gagne September 13, 2023

It was a great experience from start to end. Stewart and Katie we're amazing guide

Ciegle September 10, 2023

Tally-Ho! The way to go…

A fantastic, fun and unusual tour highlighting London’s best. Katie, our guide, was superb - combining quirky, fun facts, exercise and sightseeing gems! Brilliant! A must-do!!

Stan T September 10, 2023

A must do in London

Stewart and Katie are the best! Relaxing ride through the city. Took so many photos and the site were really cool.

Jonathan W September 10, 2023
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