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.
The Original Tour — Open-top sightseeing bus – Every day – The Original Tour is one of London's most popular sightseeing buses, and it's also a great way to travel around the capital.
London Bus Tour — open-top sightseeing bus – Every day – This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions, with a free river cruise and guided walk.
TRS river cruise, from Big Ben to Greenwich – Every day – Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich, and see some of the sights along the river.
Boat trip down the Thames, with City Cruises – Every day – City Cruises offer one-way, return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich, stopping off at Tower Bridge.
Roar down the Thames in a speeding boat! – Every day – A trip on a Thames Rocket is something you'll never forget, speeding down the river underneath the London's bridges.
Ghost Bus Tour, around London’s dark past – Every day – The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through London's gruesome past, and into the dark heart of the capital.
See London by night — on a sightseeing bus – Every day – The 'See London By Night' bus tour will show you London's most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky.
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans