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“Perfect way to see London”

BrakeAway Bike Tours
Ranked #2 of 234 Outdoor Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: With BRAKEAWAY BIKE TOURS you’ll see more in a few hours than most see in a few days. We pride ourselves on being a smaller company, with local tour guides, who limit the size of the groups so that you are always involved and remain safe at all times. So, come discover the real London, as we tell you tales about sites that breathe life into the history of one of the greatest cities worldwide.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

I am so glad I signed on for this bike tour! Everything from registering through returning at the end of the tour was handled efficiently and professionally. The staff could not have been nicer. They were eager to help and made sure everyone remained safe and had a good time. The length of the tour was just right--not too exhausting but you felt like you saw a lot. The equipment--bicycles, helmets, and a rain poncho just in case--was all in excellent condition. The bicycles were comfortable and they had different sizes so everyone had a bike they could manage well--the seats were adjustable, too. Our guide, Eldred, was wonderful--entertaining, clear, considerate, and knowledgeable. He had fun stories at each stop. He also took great care of the two children in the group, without being condescending. When I come back to London, I will definitely take another tour with BrakeAway.! I have already recommended it to a friend traveling with her family this summer.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Amy S
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

As a family of 4 we have been on other bike trips round cities and were keen to do the same in London. This tour does not disappoint! We went on the Secret Tour with our two children (10 and 8) who loved it. The bikes were well adjusted and checked. Adult bikes very comfortable. The meeting location was very convenient and close to all the areas you would want to visit. Our tour guide was Eldred who pitched the tour at the perfect level of interest. Good knowledge, interesting stories, unusual facts - it was a joy to have such a knowledgable guide. The tour takes in the main sites with some road cycling, bridges, cycle routes and back lanes. All of which were good with kids. The stop start nature of London traffic made this an easy cycle and no problem for the kids. I would say that for the younger age group your child should be confident at cycling as the pace is as for the adults but for our rather small 8 year old this was no problem. Highlights included cycling down the Mall! Would recommend this to others and actually repeat the tour again ourselves. A must do!

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank nicolastrachan77
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Nice tour. Bikes tip top. Guide knowledgeable and personable. Not a huge group so easier to stay together. Surprising the route had less traffic than expected. Well organized. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank wells1960
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Very informative and enjoyable ( apart from Pauls jokes haha) tour around London would definitely recommend and very likely to do another when we are down again.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Nigel W
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great way to see much of the inner workings of the city, without being stuck in traffic.

As well as keeping us safe as we rode through the streets of inner London, our guide Mike, was a mine of information around the history of the various sites. This made the tour more interesting.

We particularly appreciated Leadenhall Market, encountering a film crew who were determined NOT to give anything away regarding their activity, Katherine’s Way,

The highlight was cycling across Tower Bridge - something we would never have attempted on our own!

From the initial booking until the end of the ride: Great work by the whole team.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Pashroi
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