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Penny Farthing Bike Tour London

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 96 reviews.London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Neil

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Pedal back in time on a penny-farthing bicycle

Master the art of riding these splendid machines on a tour through Westminster in central London. After meeting us at London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, Westminster, SW1P 2DX, we will introduce you to the Penny Farthing bicycle, provide you with your equipment including helmets and let you know what you will be doing during the experience. Then we will head out onto the streets where you will learn to safely mount, ride and dismount.

Keen to ride more? Then we will head out on a leisurely guided journey around the Westminster area, past many iconic locations such as the Palace of Westminster, Parliament Square, Churchill War Rooms, the gardens of 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace.

After a short photo break, roll on back to London Scottish House and return to the present day!
Pedal back in time on a penny-farthing bicycle

Master the art of riding these splendid machines on a tour through Westminster in central London. After meeting us at London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, Westminster, SW1P 2DX, we will introduce you to the Penny Farthing bicycle, provide you with your equipment including helmets and let you know what you will be doing during the experience. Then we will head out onto the streets where you will learn to safely mount, ride and dismount.

Keen to ride more? Then we will head out on a leisurely guided journey around the Westminster area, past many iconi…

Neil's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Equipment
    Bike, helmet, hi-vis jackets and gloves
From £125
/ person
Sat, 25 Jul
14:00 - 17:00
Join 3 other guests
£125 per person
£125 per person
Sun, 26 Jul
10:00 - 13:00
Join 1 other guest
£125 per person
£125 per person

Meet your host, Neil

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 96 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello! Both Neil and Alberto are passionate Penny Farthing riders and we love sharing our very special mode of transport with others from around the world. We started the Penny Farthing Club in 2014 and have taught hundreds of people to ride this iconic bicycle. We have ridden Penny Farthings all over the country and sometimes quite long distances such as Lands End to John O'Groats! We enter international races, ride at charity events and participate in the technically difficult (and slightly dangerous) sport of Penny Farthing Polo! We host this experience in old-fashioned outfits reminiscent of Victorian times!
Hello! Both Neil and Alberto are passionate Penny Farthing riders and we love sharing our very special mode of transport with others from around the world. We started the Penny Farthing Club in 2014 and have taught hundreds of people to ride this iconic bicycle. We have ridden Penny Farthings all over the country and sometimes quite long distances such as Lands End to John O'Groats! We enter international races, ride at charity events and participate in the technically difficult (and slightly da…
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Where you'll be

You will meet your Penny Farthing Bike Tour host at London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London, SW1P 2DX. The nearest tube station is Victoria. The training phase will take place in the quiet streets nearby and then after a coffee break, we will embark on a guided bike tour of Westminster, stopping at Buckingham Palace for photos before returning to London Scottish House.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 96 reviews.

Alison
March 2020
A really unique way to try a new experience. Very enjoyable and a great learning opportunity which has enabled me to try a penny farthing before buying one. I would recommend this tour!
Stephen
February 2020
A unique experience. Don't let the steep learning curve put you off. Your tutors will guide you through every stage. And the smiling London crowd will make fel special too.
Shakira
January 2020
I booked this experience for my dads birthday present. He said it was fantastic and it exceeded his expectations. It was a very unique experience and enjoyed going through London on the penny farthing! He said the added costumes of the host made it better too! It was a fantastic day and highly recommend it!
I booked this experience for my dads birthday present. He said it was fantastic and it exceeded his expectations. It was a very unique experience and enjoyed going through London o…
Iain
December 2019
An excellent experience, made even more special by our wonderful, supportive and charismatic host Alberto. Alberto made sure that we learned safely, he made sure we were confident, and then he took us on a brilliant tour of the The Mall and Buckingham Palace. We never felt rushed, we were only made to feel like friends. Once in a lifetime experience - we loved it.
An excellent experience, made even more special by our wonderful, supportive and charismatic host Alberto. Alberto made sure that we learned safely, he made sure we were confident,…
Thuan
November 2019
Neil is a world class level penny farthing. We had a wonderful time learning and riding the Penny farthing. It was a great amazing experience. We just wish we had more time riding the bike around London.
Rob
November 2019
We had a great time. Neil is an excellent host. This is a unique experience, and we enjoyed every minute of it. Book this tour, you won’t regret it!

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Sat, 25 Jul
    14:00 - 17:00
    Join 3 other guests
    £125 per person
  • Sun, 26 Jul
    10:00 - 13:00
    Join 1 other guest
    £125 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

You must be at least 5ft 3in (160 cm) tall, weigh less than 100 kgs (220 Lbs) and be in good physical shape. It helps if guests are already competent and confident bike riders in city environments.

What to bring

Rubber soled shoes or trainers

Long trousers