London’s bicycle hire scheme, the “Boris bike”, is a great way to travel around the capital and the first half-hour is free! Take one of the blue bicycles from any docking area and get riding today – there is a large docking area on Queens’ Gate a minute’s walk from the hotel.

Getting started is easy – simply choose a bike, touch the screen on the support and follow the instructions. You can ride it where you like, and return it to any of the hundreds of docking stations across the city.

The service is available all day and every day. There are more than 10,000 bikes and over 700 docking stations across London to help you get around quickly and easily.

If you want to hire a bicycle for a full day or longer it may be cheaper to rent it from one of London’s many bicycle hire companies.

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