Themed cycle rides in Westminster

Wealthy and celebrity Westminster

Discover the City of Westminster’s Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Mayfair where the super-rich live, socialise and shop. There are 80 billionaires in London, more than any other city in the world according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2015, and this 8 mile ride shows you how they spend and invest some of their money.

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Westminster's finest chocolate tasting

You’d expect to find some of the world’s best chocolatiers in Westminster; this route helps you to choose your favourites. Expect to spend a pound or two in each shop.

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Westminster antique shops and auction houses

A five-mile ride that introduces many of Westminster’s centres for antique shopping, and a few of the many dealers in works of art, vintage cars, first editions and all kinds of other collectibles. It is best ridden mid-to-late week to have every place open, though many also open on Saturday but few on Sunday.

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Nairn's Westminster

Published in 1966, Nairn’s London is perhaps the most provocative, inspiring and elegantly written book on London’s buildings. Half a century on it has been republished by Penguin. This ride provides a good route to see a selection of the buildings still standing and read some of the best writing.

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Westminster wildlife

The City of Westminster has wildlife in its parks, canals, and, of course, in London Zoo, but this ride also includes human representations of wildlife, some of real creatures and some of mythical ones. You can try and time your ride to catch the Pelicans being fed in St James’s Park between 2:30 and 3:00 pm.

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Westminster public and street art

This eight mile ride covers some of the most famous, and sometimes controversial, public art (that which is commissioned or permitted to be installed) and street art (unofficial, but occasionally left in situ) in the City of Westminster. Throughout the ride it’s worth keeping an eye out for adapted ‘No Entry’ with sticker overlays by Florence based street artist Clet Abraham.

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Westminster rock n pop

A seven mile ride covering the highlights of rock and pop in the City of Westminster, with suggested tracks for each stop.

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Westminster lions

A seven mile ride, best done on a Sunday morning as much of the ride is on major streets, observing a few of Westminster’s lions. More can be found in ‘London Pride, the 10,000 Lions of London’ by Valerie Colin-Russ.

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Westminster 'firsts'

Discoveries, creations and inventions in the southern part of Westminster.

This six mile ride includes, alongside many other 'firsts':

  • the first public building in the world to be entirely lit by electricity;
  • the London home of Benjamin Franklin, 'The First American' and inventor of the lightning rod;
  • the site of the world's first demonstration of Television;
  • the incredible institution in which Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Sodium, Strontium, Barium, Boron, Chlorine, Iodine and Argon were discovered;
  • the place where the first traffic lights in the world were installed, and:
  • the building from which Dracula first emerged!

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Beatles by bike

Discover highlights of the Beatles’ history in central London on this six-mile ride, with suggested tracks for each stop. Highlights include:

  • the birthplace of Beatlemania and the site of the last ever live Beatles performance;
  • the gallery where John Lennon met Yoko Ono and the club where Paul McCartney met Linda Eastman
  • the studio in which ‘Hey Jude’ was recorded, and the Abbey Road studios and Zebra crossing
  • the building in which ‘Yesterday’ and ‘I Want to Hold your Hand’ were written

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Last updated: 1 July 2016
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