This popular bike tour covers the classic sights that light up the capital's skyline from Westminster to the City of London. Your journey starts from the riverside cycle hire center at Gabriel’s Wharf, conveniently located a stone’s throw away from Waterloo station. Equipped with a bike, your guide will lead you across Blackfriars Bridge and onto Victoria Embankment along the East-West Cycle Superhighway, London’s latest exciting initiative to improve cycle safety. The first stop on the boundary of the City of London and the Metropolitan capital. Then comes Cleopatra’s Needle and spectacular riverside views of the Southbank with its iconic London Eye. Cycle right under Elizabeth Tower, with Big Ben towering over you. Take a stop in Parliament square to enjoy great views of Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster right under the gaze of Winston Churchill, before heading off to Buckingham Palace – via St. James’s Park – in time to catch the Changing of the Guard. From here, it’s straight to Trafalgar Square to see Lord Nelson on his pedestal guarded by bronze lions not far from elegant fountains. Next you'll head to the cobbled streets of Covent Garden, an area renowned for its high-quality restaurants and lively street performers. Then it's time to head towards London's oldest quarter as you enter the heart of the legal district and make your way past Lincoln's Inn Fields and follow the old cattle routes to Smithfield Market, where you can hear of its turbulent past and gruesome medieval history. St. Paul’s Cathedral is the last stop before crossing over Blackfriars Bridge and heading back to the wharf.