Peabody Cycle Tour: Westminster
Launched in June 2012 to celebrate our 150th anniversary
Our Peabody cycle tour is the perfect excuse to spend a couple of hours exploring London's rich history by bike.
It will familiarises you with some of the architecture that makes Peabody buildings such a unique and important part of London’s rich cultural fabric.
We start at 80 Eaton Square, where George Peabody spent the last month of his life, and wends its way past historical Peabody estates – as well as the odd pub. You'll pass plenty of cafes, shops and street markets on the way, too. It ends at Westminster Abbey, where George's funeral was held in 1869.
Launched during Bike Week 2012, our film follows Peabody Chief Executive Stephen Howlett, together with Peabody employees, on a whistle-stop ride, taking in five of the most impressive sites on our Westminster tour. They visited Eaton Square, Peabody Avenue, Bessborough Place, Abbey Orchard Street, and Westminster Abbey.
Getting started... It’s really easy to have a go – you just download the tour guide (click image above), grab your bike, and head over to 80 Eaton Square. If you don’t have a bike, you can just grab one from the TFL Cycle Hire docking station marked on the map – it’s really easy to register! For smartphone users, it’s even easier to explore Westminster – you can get started by simply clicking on the map below. Click on each blue pin read the info about the history of each place of interest.
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Whether you're a resident, employee, or just interested in experiencing London's history by bike, let us know how you get on with the tour!