30 km | 18.6 mi. from Buckingham Palace feat. Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Hyde Park & Regents Park.
This ride is perfect for a first discovery loop of the city. You will see the key landmarks and explore some of the best parks London has to offer.
Tip: this tour is best on early morning weekends when the roads are fairly quiet.
Rating > Easy
Terrain > Flat city roads with traffic & lights
Elevation Gain > 970m | 3,182ft
It starts at Buckingham palace and takes you straight along the River Thames for great views of Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. After 5 kms you cross the river and cruise along the south side before going back over the iconic Tower Bridge.
You then head to Hyde Park, passing St Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square on the way. If you have extra energy when entering Regents Park, then why not challenge yourself to set some personal bests by doing this beloved lap.
The way back to Buckingham passes the other side of Hyde Park where you can stop for a coffee at The Serpentine. If you have time to extend the route, take a detour to South Kensington to eat my favourite treat: a warm chocolate chip brioche from Les Merveilleux.
Enjoy the ride!
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By tube: Green Park or Hyde Park Corner
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