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River Thames Bike Tour

Highlights / General details With smaller groups, a different route and a focus on the people’s history, this tour is the perfect complement to our Royal London Tour. Our guides offer legend and fact about a city that has united against Great Plagues, Fire and War, while developing into the cradle of modern civilization and commerce. The London Eye - Despite being widely ridiculed when it first opened, the London Eye is now one of the most recognizable and loved structures in London. On a clear day, it offers you a truly unparalleled, panoramic view of the city. St. Paul's Cathedral - St. Paul’s Cathedral is the defining masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren’s architectural genius. The ground upon which it is built has been considered sacred for thousands of years. In more modern times, this is where the world mourned the loss of Sir Winston Churchill and celebrated the fairytale wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. It was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War but was saved by a courageous group of volunteers called the Church Watch. Shakespeare’s Globe - Have you ever used the expressions: to kill with kindness, one fell swoop, or dead as a doornail? Those and hundreds of other expressions and words (excellent, critical, lonely to name a few!) are attributed to one of the greatest Brits that ever lived. In the shadows of the historically accurate recreation of the Globe Theatre, learn about the less trumpeted side of William Shakespeare and his direct impact on our 21st century lives. Borough Market - A hidden, culinary gem in London, with a history going back 900 years, Borough Market offers the finest food from all over the world. We’ll break for about an hour, giving you time to explore on your own, grab a snack from any number of food vendors, and still enjoy a pint at a local English pub with your guide. Tower Bridge - One of the most stunning and iconic bridges in the world, Tower Bridge was built nearly 60 years into the reign of Queen Victoria, and during the height of the British Empire. You will have the opportunity to take photos at its most spectacular vantage point then actually get the chance to cycle across it. The Tower of London - Originally built by William the Conqueror, this World Heritage site has been used as a royal residence, prison, observatory, treasury, mint, and even a zoo. The top of the list of recognizable prisoners includes: Saint Thomas More, Sir Walter Raleigh, Guy Fawkes and Anne Boleyn. Thames Clipper Boat Ride - After cycling along the South Bank of the river, we cruise back into Central London in style on a Thames Clipper. Also See... Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, the River Thames, the Tate Modern, London Bridge, Southwark Cathedral, the HMS Belfast, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Inclusion Professional Guide. Exclusion Gratuities and transportation. Hours of operation March 24 - May 13, 2016 Thursday, Friday and Saturday. May 14 - September 30, 2016 Daily. October 1 - October 31, 2016 Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tour departs at 10:30am. No tours will be operating on May 30 and July 30-31, 2016. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early for your tour. Duration Approximately 4 hours. Location Meeting Point: Just outside the Southwark Tube Station (Jubilee Line). Look for your handsome guide holding a Fat Tyre sign. Participant restrictions All riders must be at least 5 feet tall on this tour. Policies Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. Tour may be cancelled if minimum passenger count of 3 is not met (at no charge to the guest). *We spend a lot more time cycling with traffic on this tour so it is only open to more experienced riders. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**