Are you fed up of sitting on a sightseeing bus all day? Would you rather hop on a bicycle and see the city from the street? Well... how about the Grand Bike Tour of London?
If you want to see the major landmarks, plus a few off-road places that the buses can't go, then this is the tour for you.
Highlights include the London Eye, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and St. Paul's Cathedral. You will also hear some fun tales about London's amazing and sometimes bizarre history.
The price includes a bike, helmet, lights... plus a poncho in case it rains (this is London, after all). You get the rain for free.
Important note: You need to have experience of riding a bicycle in traffic. You will be cycling down some very busy main roads (actually on the road -- not on the pavement!), so this isn't a trip for beginners. The tour is definitely not suitable for children under the age of 8. The total distance travelled is approximately 7.5 miles, or 12.5 kilometers.
If you'd rather skip the guided tour and go around town on your own, then the easiest way is to hire a Boris Bike.
Somerset House Historical Highlights – Every Thu and Sat – This tour has tales about Tudor intrigues and the extravagant entertainments laid on during Georgian times
Guided walk around Charles Dickens’ London – Every Fri – This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels.
11 — London’s cheapest sightseeing bus – Every day – If you don't fancy spending 25-30 pounds on an open-top sightseeing bus, then there's a much cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus.
City Highlights: The Top 10 sights – Every Mon, Wed and Sun – A two-hour guided walk around the Square Mile, showing you some of the most famous historical sites and buildings in the City of London.
Mansion House: The Lord Mayor’s Residence – Every Tue – Look inside the Lord Mayor of London's official residence at Mansion House and see the interior courtyard and famous Egyptian Hall.
Guided tour of Wren’s best churches – Every Tue and Thu – This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wren's finest City churches
Guided walk around Roman Londinium – Every Wed and Sat – Walk through the streets of Roman Londinium and see what remains of the old city walls, military fort and amphitheatre
Look for more sightseeing tours next month
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans