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Markets:

Columbia Road – a floral oasis, plus 60 independent shops

Brick Lane – a varied mix of stalls, shops and markets in one long feast for the senses

Spitalfields market – ‘Chic stylish and eclectic’

Summary:

Uber-cool East, the centre of London’s vintage scene! Discover the latest street life, clothing, art and music trends. Vibrant stalls and unique clobber, both contemporary and vintage. Plus take in the diverse sights of The City, St Katherine’s Docks and Wapping.

Distance: 10 miles

Terrain: Flat

Path/Road: All on quiet road

Physical difficulty: Easy

Duration: 11am – 5pm

Cost: £20

Itinerary:

A leisurely distance with emphasis at time spent at the markets. A winding trail through richly diverse sights. Starting with the financial powerhouses of The City and stately Squares, we’ll move effortlessly into Shoreditch, the Capital of Cool! First stop Columbia Road flower market, a great place for all with flower and plant stalls and 60 interesting local shops. From cup cakes to vintage clothes to art galleries.

A short ride to Brick Lane which you can walk down at your leisure. No longer just known as the curry capital, it’s now a melting pot of street culture. Designer and vintage clothing, food markets, bars and clubs, it’s all here. We’ll be able to stop at the ‘Absolute Vintage’ shop, a highly rated leader amongst London’s vintage shops.

Spitalfields market combines history with cutting edge style and creativity. Voted Best London Market for the last two years and fully justified! Great for clothes, jewellery and home accessories, plus a range of independent boutiques.

A change of scene beckons as we head towards the water and St Katherine’s Docks. A stunning location with its marina of boats and great views of the Thames. Along the waterfront into Wapping where you’ll see the modern transformation of wharf buildings into designer riverside living. An ornamental canal provides a nice cycle path for us to head back and over Tower Bridge to the finish.

There are numerous refreshment places along the way and we’ll ensure we have a proper lunch stop to suit the group. If time permits we’ll try and finish with a stop at a riverside pub.

Bike hire:

On Your Bike – 52 Tooley Street – by London Bridge Rail and tube station – £18 day (not included, contact us if you need to hire)

Vintage bike purchase:

If you would like to buy a vintage bike check out Going Going Bike, the online auction site specifically for bikes, who now have a specific vintage category.

Start and finish:

Start and finish at the Pret a Manger – 47 Tooley Street – by London Bridge rail and tube station

Included:

Fully guided tour

Places of interest pointed out

Basic tool kit carried to undertake minor repairs

Accident insurance cover

Trained first aider

Refund policy:

Contact us to cancel 2 weeks before event 100% refund, 1 week 50%, 2 days 25%

Vintage at Southbank Festival:

This bike tour has been created with the much anticipated Vintage at Southbank Festival in mind. If you are a fan of the vintage look and lifestyle, you’ll love this event!

For more details and to purchase a ticket for this fabulous weekend of Vintage glamour please visit the Vintage website.