Adults Only History Exclusive Active Private

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Meet the penny farthing, the first ever contraption to be called a ‘bicycle’. Iconic and quintessentially English, it was named after the two famous coins that resemble its wheels and proved a hit with wealthy Londoners who first rode them around the city nearly 150 years ago. This exhilarating tour offers a very rare opportunity to travel back in time and try it for yourself. With some expert guidance, you’ll learn the basics (namely how to mount and dismount which is, believe me, a tad terrifying at first) in one of London’s most handsome Georgian squares. Then, prepare to take to the streets: along Piccadilly, around Trafalgar Square (yes, really) and onwards to Buckingham Palace, much to the delight of all those you pass. It's not often that you get to glide through backstreets and promenades on one of these fantastic machines.

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A bike ride like no other

Central and South London
3 hours
Total: £125.00