Duration: 5 hours
This London Bicycle Tour follows the gentle incline of the River Thames. Past Tower Bridge, into Docklands and though London's industrial heritage now converted to modern living. Arriving in Greenwich in time for lunch and shopping.
On Sunday the area hosts a wonderful craft and bric-a-brak market, or if this isn't your thing, you may prefer to take a ride up the hill to Greenwich Observatory for great views of the Thames River sweeping though London. You will have approximately 1.5 hours of free time on Greenwich.
The route back is takes you along the other side of the Thames and generally takes around 2 hours. You will walk through the Greenwich foot tunnel, cycle through the London docks and the Canary Wharf complex. Continue along the river through Shadwell to Tower Bridge, then through the city of London and over the Wobbly Bridge. ... read more »
Duration: 3 hours
Start the weekend with a London Bicycle Tour to have some fun as you search for one of the last great fish and chip shops in London's East End.
You will ride your bike along the river over Tower Bridge, via Wapping High Street to the famous 16th century hostelry The Prospect of Whitney, for a well deserved rest.
Time to chill and watch the river traffic float by before you continue on a short ride around Shad Thames to Wapping's best kept secret - fish 'n' chips wrapped in newspaper (not included in tour price - approximately GBP3.00 - 4.00). ... read more »
Duration: 5 hours
This London Bicycle Tour is perfect for the shopaholics out there!
There are four East London markets:
- Spitafields - food and crafts
- Petticoat Lane - taking its name from 15th century, when the silk-weavers sold their silk underwear outside Aldgate
- Brick Lane - known today as India Town, which has a reputation for hot deals
- Columbia Road - flower market
The group will collectively choose three of these four options and you will spend approximately 45 minutes at each location. ... read more »
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
See the best England and Scotland has to offer on this memorable four day tour. You will the University town of Cambridge, Medieval York, famous for its grand Minster, Scotlands capital - Edinburgh and the Tudor city of Chester just to name a few. Discover ancient city walls, enjoy a grand Scottish night out, complete with haggis and the skirl of the pipes and admire picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare. ... read more »
Duration: 5 Hours
This delightful tour starts at the home of the Royal Family for 900 years: Windsor Castle - the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world. Its proud, strong walls dominate the delightful town that has grown around the castle over the years. Generations of Kings and Queens have conducted their business here and enjoyed its grounds, and you get a real sense of British history breathing through the walls of Windsor Castle, first founded by William the Conqueror a day's march from London. You'll see the lavishly decorated State Apartments containing priceless furniture in glorious colours and St George's Chapel, home to the 14th Century Order of the Royal Garter, Britain's senior chivalric order.
Departing Windsor you make our way to the magnificent Runnymede, where King John met his barons in 1215 and agreed to seal the Magna Carta that was to have a profound influence on rights and freedoms, not only in England, but across much of the civilised world. ... read more »
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Westminster is the very centre of royal and political London: home to the Queen and Parliament this area is synonymous with pomp, pageantry and power. On this walk you will see the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, as well as Buckingham Palace, the Queen's London residence, plus Westminster Abbey, church of royal coronations for 1000 years. But behind Westminster's corridors of power are plenty of tales of gossip and intrigue - political, royal and religious. Hear these stories as we explore the rarely visited 18th century back streets and enjoy one of London's most beautiful parks (and maybe see the pelicans that live there). Striking modern architecture is found in Westminster too, providing the wonderful contrast that helps to make London such an intriguing city.
Want more? Add the following St James Extension and really make a day of it!
St James's Extension - Aristocratic London
All that a gentleman requires for a civilised existence' can be found, so it is said, in the exquisite shops and quiet streets of St James's. On this gentle afternoon stroll through a truly elegant area you will find out about the discreet world of aristocratic clubs and hear of some less than discreet behaviour. Specialist shops abound, supplying quality goods to the royal households and each proudly showing their royal warrants. Discover how to obtain one, why businesses lose them and the conditions sometimes attached to them, as we wend our way through these historic streets. ... read more »
Duration: 2.5 Hours
We are all immigrants or descended from immigrants it just depends how far back you look. London's East End has always been a melting pot of different cultures and this walk explores the rich heritage they have left behind. The buildings, including some of London's most beautiful 18th century houses, bear the marks of previous and current occupants. One of them has the distinction of having been a church, a synagogue and a mosque! Silk weavers, boutique shops and contemporary artists are woven into the backdrop of this fascinating walk, as are the notorious crimes of Jack the Ripper.
Want more? Add the following Broadgate and Barbican Extension and really make a day of it!
Broadgate and Barbican Extension - Modern London
Modern architecture and gigantic sculptures, plus a section of Roman city wall make this an afternoon of striking contrasts. You will visit a contemporary office development (with its own ice-rink) in the heart of the financial district plus an iconic urban and cultural development of the late 20th century. Town planning on a grand scale, but you will also see the small gardens and public art works tucked away inside. ... read more »
Duration: 2.5 Hours
'London Bridge is falling down' says the nursery rhyme - but why? On this entertaining walk through the streets south of the river you will hear about the varied activities this area was famed for: bear-baiting, theatre, brewing and trade. Inns were numerous and you will visit London's last remaining galleried coaching inn, conjuring up images of Dickensian London. Bustling Borough Market has been a busy trading place for over 250 years and on Fridays you can enjoy the sights and smells of its delicious food stalls. It has also featured in several famous films including Harry Potter! We'll find a hidden garden or two, see Shakespeare's reconstructed Globe theatre and enjoy magnificent views across the mighty River Thames. And as for London Bridge? Come on this walk to find out!
Want more? Add the following St Paul's to Temple Extension and really make a day of it!
St Paul?s to Temple Extension - Hidden London
London is full of hidden gems and on this afternoon walk you will discover several of them 'off the beaten track'. A peaceful 18th century square, an unexpected roof garden, a circular church plus a gentle fountain in the atmospheric legal area of Temple. Hear the stories of these less-visited places, at least one of which you may just recognise from 'The Da Vinci Code'! ... read more »