What To Expect
Rough, tough and full of character, the East End was once a fearsome place that even the police avoided if they could. But as the river served to welcome trade from all parts of the world, the East End has grown over the centuries and developed a culture of extraordinary richness and diversity - and what better way to unravel the layers of history than on a bike tour, revealing all that is unique, strange and amusing about this captivating piece of London.
The SECRET LONDON TOUR follows a route along the river taking in attractions like the Tate Modern Art Gallery and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, whilst also visiting Borough Market and the glorious Southwark Cathedral. After safely navigating Tower Bridge (our guides are expertly trained to keep you safe from the villains and foul-mouthed characters that once lurked here!), we explore the Tower itself and 'Dead Man's Hole' to see if we can retrieve any bodies found floating in the river Thames.
Moving quite literally from rags to riches, we next explore the old docks of the East End, the Battle of Cable Street mural and wonderful Artillery and Brick Lanes, before moving on to the splendors of the City of London, including The Bank of England and the Royal Exchange. Yet, not quite finished with London past, we show you the place from where the Romans measured all distances in Britannia, the flame-topped monument to the Great Fire of London and the historic 'Bow Bells', from where all true Cockney's are born within earshot.
Inevitably, the tour has its wacky stories to tell - such as the 'Leap of Faith' by a London Bus over Tower Bridge; The pub with a legendary ancient tunnel to the Tower of London; And the mysterious 'Angel of the Thames' (maybe you'll be lucky enough to spot her!) who guards over all residents of ol' London town.
It's simply impossible to summarize the amazing SECRET LONDON TOUR, combining medieval history, legend, scandal and modern glamour. Yet, one thing for certain is that everybody who joins us will leave with a picture of London that they could never have previously imagined.
Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe
Southwark Cathedral and Borough Market
The Tower of London
Dead Man's Hole
Angel of the Thames
Battle of Cable Street Mural
The mystery of Jack the Ripper
Artillery and Brick Lane
Pub with legendary tunnel to the Tower of London
City of London, Bank of England and the Royal Exchange
Monument to the Great Fire of London
Reflective clothing for the winter months
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
There will be a refreshment break during the tour, but food and drink is not included in the price of the tour.
Children below 11 years old are not allowed to take this tour.
The following information per participant will be required upon booking:
Bike seat (male or female)
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.