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“No need to ride the bus. Get on your bike”

Fat Tire Tours - London
Ranked #13 of 216 Outdoor Activities in London
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Owner description: Fat Tire Tours provides guided bike and walking tours across London, visiting some of the most famous sites in the entire world. Visit Castles, Houses of Parliament, historic bridges, and quaint neighborhoods with Fat Tire Tours!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed September 20, 2012

We have taken our family and friends on the various open top bus tours around the city. Then we discovered Fat Tire Bike Tours and will never get back on one of those buses again! We have gone on two Fat Tire Tours now with visitors and both times it was the highlight of our sight-seeing.
It's a great way to see parts of the city you would never see, it's a unique experience, the tour guides are patient and entertaining, and it's better priced than the bus tours.
In short, we have gone twice, bought the t-shirt, will go again and we tell everyone we know who is going into London to do the same!

Thank darin s
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

I was a little nervous at first about riding a bike on the streets of London, but the guides have this down to a science! We were only on the road for a short time and I felt totally comfortable! Mostly we rode through parks and squares, away from cars. We saw so many sites and the guide had great historical information and fun stories about each location. Having a small group (8 people max) made the tour very personal. I wish Fat Tire was everywhere so we could always tour this way! We did this first and then had a good idea of where things were and what sites to visit for longer! Definitely make this tour a part of your visit to London!

1  Thank NatRinPDX
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

If the thought of a bicycle tour in busy London makes the mind boggle and the heart turn cold, then think "Fat Tire". You'll be amazed where you end up. Our second stop was Buckinham Palace for the Changing of the Guard, but also included a reasonably close view of the Houses of Parliament, and lunch in Trafalgar Square.

You don't need the biking skills of Bradley Wiggins or those death-defying city bicycle couriers. Our group had folks from their twenties to seventies (only estimating!). Most of the ride was in parkland or quiet bike lanes. The road bits were quite manageable, surprisingly so.

The guide, Jannis ( I think), gave an excellent commentary on our stops, but also was extremely good on his management for our safety.

This is a different way to see London, and a good excuse for a hearty evening meal.

Thank johncarroll105
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

My husband and I are expats currently living in Brussels, and when my parents visited from the US this summer, we spent 2 nights in London. Based on the fantastic TripAdvisor reviews, we chose to begin our trip with a Fat Tire Bike Tour. A good decision - we were not disappointed. It was definitely a great way to see the city. We enjoyed both the tour and the commentating, despite touring on the hottest day of the year. We learned quite a lot and would recommend this tour to anyone who is trying to gain familiarity with this wonderful city. I should also mention that my parents had not ridden a bike in (20+?) years, but they had no problems whatsoever getting acclimated and enjoying the tour. Give Fat Tire Bike Tour a shot!

Thank Ravenlt21
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We went on the 4-hour London tour provided by Fat Tire Bike Tours with 2 small kids (aged 6 and 8), and all 4 of us LOVED it. Give the kids a camera at the stops, and they will entertain themselves while you listen to your knowledgeable guide, and everyone is happy. We used the tandem bikes, and the kids could be the "hampster" and push, or just let Mom or Dad do all the work when they were tired. It was a bit rainy (London; go figure), but that didn't spoil anything for us. I hope to definitely do another Fat Tire Bike Tour in another city. Thanks to MarkGStilwell for suggesting it to us!!!

Thank Janice K
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