Bicycle rental in London

Bicycle rental in LondonAs it turns out in my research there’s some pretty cool bicycle rental places in London. For a long time when a friend was visiting London I would simply direct them to one place I knew that had clunky, step over frame bicycles. However, it is actually possible to rent a fixie, a tandem or even a recumbent if you know where to look.

I did the research because I wanted to add these places to the London Bike Shop iPhone app. If you’ve already downloaded the app then make sure you go to the App Store on your iPhone and download the latest version which includes bike rental places. For those of us without an iPhone here are the locations I found where you can rent a bicycle for the day without paying the extortionate daily cycle hire bike rates.

Cloud 9 Cycles

Rental of fixies and Dutch style bikes. £25/rental day

http://www.cloud9cycles.com/ | WC1E 7DB | 0783 677 4422

London Bicycle Tour Company

Bicycle rental and tours. £20/day

http://www.londonbicycle.com/ | SE1 9PP | 0207 928 6838

Velorution

Brompton folding bicycles for rental. £20/day

http://www.velorution.biz/ | W1W 8BD | 0207 637 4004

On Your Bike

Hybrid bicycles and Trek road bikes for rental. £12/day

http://www.onyourbike.com | SE1 2SZ | 0207 378 6669

Foffa Bikes

Rental of single speed and fixed gear bicycles. £29/day

http://foffabikes.com/ | E1 1SA | 0207 481 2516

London Recumbents

Rent a recumbent bike. £15 per hour of rental

http://www.londonrecumbents.com/ | SE21 7BQ | 0208 299 6636

Smith Bros

Mountain bikes with full suspension for rental.

SW19 5DL | 0208 946 2270

City Bike Service

Hybrid bicycle, folding bikes and racing bikes available for rental. From £20/day

http://www.citybikeservice.co.uk/ | EC2A 3EN | 0207 247 4151

Dutch bike hire

Not open in winter. Rental of Dutch style bicycles and tandems. £25/day

http://www.dutchbikehire.com/en/

TriandRun

Rents their own brand road bike.

http://www.triandrun.com/ | IG7 6DQ | 0208 500 4841

Southbank Cycles

Bicycle rental.

http://www.southbankcycles.com | SW8 2JU | 0207 622 3069

Inside the London Bike Shop iPhone app you can also see what times these London bicycle rental shops are open.

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20 Responses to Bicycle rental in London

  1. Brian Jones 20/12/2010 at 3:53 pm #

    I led a bicycle tour of East End cafes last summer and can fully recommend City Bike Service. Really efficient and friendly staff and loads of properly maintained bikes. At first glance the place looks like they only deal in motorcycles. No worries – just walk through the motorcycle shop and the bikes are in the rear.

    • Andreas 20/12/2010 at 4:02 pm #

      I must say Brian I was confused when I landed on their website. I thought no way can these guys do bicycle rental. But sure enough..! Thanks for the review

    • Maxwell 22/08/2012 at 12:15 pm #

      Why not try out CityTooSurf rent from local hosts, have them tell you where the best spots to head to in London

  2. Brian Jones 20/12/2010 at 4:26 pm #

    Here’s a link to a map of my East End Coffee ride where we used City Bike Service’s bicycles in case anyone is interested:
    http://bit.ly/hQxdkJ

  3. CJ 21/12/2010 at 1:30 pm #

    I would be interested to know if these companies have been affected much since the introduction of the Boris Bikes.

    • Andreas 21/12/2010 at 1:55 pm #

      Me too but I strongly doubt it because these guys specialising in renting out bikes for the entire day. Plus at £20 for a days rental – that’s good money!

  4. Victoria 28/05/2012 at 2:18 pm #

    I went to Southbank Cycles earlier today and the fellow I spoke to denied that they rent bikes out.

  5. Teresa Stokes 06/07/2012 at 10:24 am #

    This page needs to be updated. Since February 2011 there has been Tally Ho Cycle Tours near Waterloo Station, they also do cycle hire, which are all very stylish Pashleys.

    http://www.tallyhocycletours.com/london/bicycle-hire/

    http://www.facebook.com/tallyhocycletours

  6. James 06/08/2012 at 8:17 am #

    You can also rent electric bikes from http://www.electricbikerentals.co.uk based in London Bridge. £25 for full day. Great fun, shop is a bit hard to find but they have a video on their homepage showing you how to find it from London Bridge station. A really cool way to see London.

  7. Mo 07/08/2012 at 5:29 am #

    I am looking for hire 4 bikes (2 adults, 2 kids) just for a few hours, to cycle around the park. But most co. only offer adult bikes. Any reliable bike rental co. to recommend?

    • Andreas 07/08/2012 at 10:25 am #

      Please see the above recommendations!

  8. Alex 29/12/2012 at 10:29 am #

    Don’t forget:

    FREE tandem hire to people with special needs or disabilities from Charlotte’s Tandems.

    • Alex 29/12/2012 at 12:04 pm #

      The website is Charlottes.Tandems.weebly.com

  9. Alex 29/12/2012 at 12:05 pm #

    I meant CharlottesTandems.weebly.com

  10. Goodwheel 06/03/2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Goodwheel Rentabike is a bicycle rental company based in Central London which rents out bikes by the day or week. They offer a free delivery and pick-up service and appear to be the cheapest company in London offering this service.

    Yes, we are the proprieters, so don’t take our word for it. Check out our prices and if you find cheaper elsewhere in London offering a similar service we will reward you a day’s bike rental for free!

  11. Sriram 28/07/2013 at 9:53 am #

    Hello,

    I have Boardman bikes (hybrid and race bikes) which I am looking to rent out. As you will see below, the rates are very reasonable, especially for such high quality bikes.

    For the full specs of the bikes, visit my website: http://www.rentabikeinlondon.co.uk

    Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

    Rates:

    Weekends (Friday to Sunday) £25
    A Full Week (including weekend) £50
    Two Weeks £75
    One Month £120

  12. michelle 21/08/2013 at 11:03 am #

    hi
    Any chance you could update the details for us on your site, because have just had a confusing conversation about our prices with a customer
    So our information needs to be updated please to –

    City Bike Service

    Hybrid bicycles, racing bikes, electric bikes for rental. FROM £20/day

    http://www.citybikeservice.co.uk/ | EC2A 3EN | 0207 247 4151

    thanks

    • Andreas 21/08/2013 at 1:46 pm #

      Done – thanks Michelle!

  13. Gerrard 11/09/2013 at 5:25 am #

    seen this site. not tried them yet.
    1st negative is no helmets

  14. Gerrard 11/09/2013 at 5:27 am #

    http://www.bromptondock.co.uk
    sorry putlnk in wrong place

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