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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A seven mile ride covering the highlights of rock and pop in the City of Westminster, with suggested tracks for each stop.
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.
Discoveries, creations and inventions in the southern part of Westminster.
This six mile ride includes, alongside many other 'firsts':
Discover highlights of the Beatles’ history in central London on this six-mile ride, with suggested tracks for each stop. Highlights include: