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Unseen London by Bicycle

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Mickey

4.5 hours
Includes drinks, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We ride all through the year and we're winterproof.

In a small group, we'll explore two areas of London - the historic square mile of the City and vibrant & creative East London taking in 2,000 years of history in Roman London, through to re-generated and gentrified 'hipster' side of London where the street art paint is still wet and English isn't the first language of many residents.

As we ride, I will tell you lots of legends and stories about the characters who have shaped London history.

This ride is for you if:
- you want to see the historic neighbourhoods where people have lived and worked for centuries
- sitting on a tour bus is too passive
- you prefer to go off the beaten path and see the alternative sights of London (though we do get the best views of the Bridge over the River)
- you want to engage with a real Londoner who can give you honest opinions on all aspects of British life

You'll ride my personal collection of bikes, including the option to ride one of my bamboo mountain bikes or one of my carefully curated vintage town bikes.

We'll move onto some of my favourite neighbourhood spots, including iconic London markets depending on the day of the week
Other things to note
We will stick to back streets and cycle paths, and while London is cycle friendly, you should be happy to leisurely cycle for 3 hours within an urban landscape.

Tell me if you haven't cycled recently
We ride all through the year and we're winterproof.

In a small group, we'll explore two areas of London - the historic square mile of the City and vibrant & creative East London taking in 2,000 years of history in Roman London, through to re-generated and gentrified 'hipster' side of London where the street art paint is still wet and English isn't the first language of many residents.

As we ride, I will tell you lots of leg…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Pit Stop Drink
  • Transportation
    Bicycle and Helmet
From $76
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mickey

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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The route is based my experiences working in the City since he was 16, and living in the East End for 15 years.

My view is the best way to explore is by bike & have bikes from 4 continents, and have cycled extensively inc. LA, Tokyo, Nairobi, Bangkok, Yangoon, Toronto, Berlin, Manila...

Cambo's adopted home is London for the last 30 years on and off including schooling his daughter here. He brings the unique insight of being an Anglo-Phile citizen with the acute observations that only an Aussie can make.
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Where you'll be

We begin on the edge of the City (Financial District), spotting the hidden beauty & history), before moving onto Whitechapel and Bethnal Green. I've lived, worked, explored, lunched and drunk here for more than 15 years.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 700 reviews.

Chrissie
March 2020
Our cycle trip around London with Cambo was SO entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable, we would recommend it to anyone. Cambo was a brilliant guide, so enthusiastic and very knowledgeable, he was great. It was an ideal length of time and he took us to a place for lunch which we wouldn't have found ourselves. Just brilliant!
Our cycle trip around London with Cambo was SO entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable, we would recommend it to anyone. Cambo was a brilliant guide, so enthusiastic and very knowled…
Karen
March 2020
Excellent tour! Cambo was our guide and he made us all feel welcome and took care of us! I’ve been to London twice before and this was my first time in these areas. We lucked out with some sun as well 😉 thanks Cambo, all the best!
Madeleine
February 2020
Really unique tour with a delicious and steal of a lunch stop! Great way to see the city, and lots of street art that we knew nothing about. Loved this!
Alicia
February 2020
Great way to see the unseen London! A very unique tour - and fun way to learn about the city. Cambo was knowledgeable and careful as we rode the backstreets and byways. Excellent value!
Djordje
February 2020
From the very beginning of the experience, Cambo was cordial and genuinely funny. He managed to avert two little crisis with ease and no fuss, before we even got on our bikes. Along the ride, Cambo was concerned with the participants' safety and took good care of us. He was mindful of everyone's tempo. However, bare in mind that you do need to watch the traffic too :) And when it comes to the stories - plentiful of detail, with lot of references to pop culture, great eye for details of urban life... And on top of everything, amazing street Indian food you would not find yourself! I enjoyed every minute of it.
From the very beginning of the experience, Cambo was cordial and genuinely funny. He managed to avert two little crisis with ease and no fuss, before we even got on our bikes. Alo…
Remi
February 2020
Great insight into some of the street art culture that you would have a tough time finding on your own. We liked that the route was off the beaten path and away from traffic and crowds but still felt really relevant to London.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Camera

Flat shoes