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Tour de France London

Tour de France London
09.00 - 17.00 City wide

The streets are thronging with people pressing against the barriers to get the first glimpse of the race leaders and the famed yellow jersey. The atmosphere is fun and serious at the same time as you stand with the crowd with anticipation. This is the Tour de France but strangely it is in London!

Surprisingly, despite the word France in the name Le Tour often visits others countries as one of the stages. In fact this bit in London is only the very last stage of a whole weekend of cycling across England and is a warm up for the race in France which starts on the 8th July.

You can expect the competition to be hot as the last two winners of Le Tour have been Brits – Bradley Wiggins (2012) and Chris Froome (2013).

 

However, by the time they get to London the cyclists will have been riding through the English countryside for a couple of hours, so they may need some extra support from the crowd.

The route in central London mostly follows the Thames taking in some famous landmarks like Canary Wharf, Tower Of London and the Embankment before heading past the Houses of Parliament through St James Park to a sprint finish up The Mall.

There will be Fan Parks in London at Trafalgar Square and Green Park where there will be entertainment, a French-style food market and most importantly live video feeds of the riders.

Once the excitement of the race is over you will probably need some refreshment. Many of the bars near The Mall are likely to be packed with spectators so it is probably worth heading back to the Covent Garden and Soho area. Try a traditional pub like The White Lion on James Street for no nonsense food and a great pint.

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