Explore cycle routes in London

London cycleway cycle route

Two tyred? Give me a brake, that’s a wheelie lame excuse! Cycling in London is more than just getting from A to B. It’s a great way to see the sights, get your bearings and enjoy a bit of exercise 🚴.

Many Londoners are already enjoying Cycleways, which is great because we plan to keep them coming!

C6 King’s Cross – Kentish Town

Sign pointing to Camden on Cycleway 6

Get your culture, retail and sightseeing fix sorted along the new Cycleway 6! Here’s our top sights to enjoy along the way:

  • British Library – did you know it’s the largest national library in the world? With around 200 million items available for you to enjoy, it’s sure to keep you busy. 📚
  • Camden Market – with incredible shops, eateries and music venues, it’s no surprise that this iconic spot is London’s fourth most popular visitor attraction. 🛍️
  • Regents Canal Footpath – take in 14km of scenic views from Paddington to Limehouse Basins! 🚣

C17 Elephant and Castle – Burgess Park

London cycleway cycle route

Get some fresh air and enjoy a spot of shopping along the new Cycleway 17! Be sure to check out:

  • Elephant Park – while you might struggle to find elephants, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the largest new green space in central London in the last 70 years. 🌳
  • East Street Market – take home a trinket and a slice of history from this market that’s been running since 1880. 🛍️
  • Burgess Park BMX track – confident on your wheels? Why not take to the ramps? 🚴

C20 Enfield Town – Palmers Green

London cycleway cycle route

Indulge your senses along the new Cycleway 20! Here’s our highlights:

  • Enfield Town Centre – get your retail fix at not one but two shopping centres and enjoy plenty of options to eat and drink. 🛍️
  • Enfield Town Park – get lost in 9.5 hectares of parkland with a river running through it. 🌳

C23 Whipps Cross – Millfields Park

London cycleway cycle route

Soak up some scenery and get active along the new Cycleway 23! Here’s where to get started:

C9 Kensington Olympia – Brentford Town Centre

People cycling along Cycleway 9 on Chiswick High Road

The first section of this West London cycle route is now open! Explore picturesque green spaces and discover things to do near Chiswick.

  • While away the hours in Gunnersbury Park’s gardens, wildflower meadow and boating lake. Learn about the local area at the Gunnersbury Park Museum. 📍
  • Packed with independents and well-known brands, take your time roaming Chiswick High Road and Turnham Green Terrace. Refuel in a cafe or feed your mind with a new find from Foster Books – a must-visit for all bookworms! 📚🐛
  • Marvel at Chiswick House’s opulent interior and stunning ceilings. An architectural gem, Chiswick House and Gardens is also the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement. 🏛️
  • Switch-off and reconnect with nature at Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve. This urban oasis is one of the area’s best kept secrets! 🤫

C4 Tower Bridge – Greenwich

Cyclists crossing the road on Cycleway 4 with Tower Bridge on the right

Get cycling through London’s history and follow cycle route Cycleways 4 along the curve of the Thames from Blackfriars, east to Greenwich. Watch out for:

  • Crossbones Graveyard – pause for a quiet moment to remember London’s forgotten dead. The People’s memorial honours thousands of unnamed outcasts who were buried here in medieval times. 🪦
  • Borough Market – stock up on samples at the capital’s oldest food market. Visit nearby hidden gem, Maltby Street Market for more delicious treats and quirky businesses sheltered beneath railway arches. 🛍️
  • Brunel Museum – descend and learn more about the oldest tunnel in the oldest underground network in the world. 🚇
  • Cutty Sark – hop onboard the fastest ship of its time! Complete your tour of Maritime Greenwich at the Old Royal Naval College.
  • Royal Observatory – tour the universe at the planetarium or step outside of time and be in two places at once astride the Prime Meridian Line. 👥
  • Severndroog Castle – climb to the top of this 18th century Gothic tower for 360° views of London and beyond. Roam around 72.7 hectares of ancient woodland or join the Capital Ring route. 🏰

Go Cycle Kingston

Road sign Cycleway 31 opens from New Malden to Raynes Park

Kingston’s at your feet. Cycle your way around and see all of these sights, by bike.

  • Explore the 300 stores that make Kingston Town Centre London’s third biggest shopping destination 🛍️
  • Old London Road – spin by David Mach’s famous sculpture, “Out of Order”. 🤳
  • Cycle along the Thames and see Clattern Bridge, the city’s oldest bridge. 🌉

Find your way

Cycleways are high-quality cycle routes for all Londoners to enjoy 🚴 🚴 🚴.

Our network links communities, businesses and destinations all across the Capital and are super easy navigate, with clear signage and road markings so riders of all levels can feel safe and confident.

There’s even a handy map to help you plan your journey 🗺.


  1. Sorry. I want to come to London and see your story. I want to do it on a bike …. cheap and useful. Thank you. Sorry for the time.

    1. Is there an actual map showing all cycle route to see how they link up, or how they will link up?
      From the city centre Oxford Street (a central location) going out or vice- versa, for greater distances?
      Thank you.

      1. I’m struggling to find a comprehensible (and I do mean comprehensible, although comprehensive is also lacking) map of the cycleways. eg, I’ve seen C35 mentioned bermondsey to catford, but in reality it only goes as far as Burgess park

        1. The Cycleway between Catford and Bermondsey is under construction. You can see this route on our cycle map as Q9 if selecting ‘showing proposed routes’ in the options. Once complete, our map and signs will be updated to show Cycleway 35. See the map: https://tfl.gov.uk/maps/cycle

        2. Absolutely agree with both of you. The interactive map is a nice idea but jumpy and impractical and by definition only viewable on a device. I just need maps of the individual cycle ways that I can download. Then I can check out the joins on the interactive one to put a route together.

          1. Hi Anne, thanks for your feedback. We don’t currently have downloadable maps of all Cycleways. As infrastructure continues to evolve, the best way for us to provide accurate information is with our online map which we can update as needed. This also ensures that there’s no out-of-date maps in use. There are other maps which you may find useful which include a wider range of routes, including the Safe Cycling in London Google map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?hl=en&mid=1XlpvN9R-Wg7qZHyezO8y-eVlftr4e0WX&ll=51.51160927229424%2C-0.096364911511847&z=13

  2. This is such great news. I’ve always felt that London could be such an amazing space for cycling – but it has been so polluted by petrol and diesel and road-rage.

    This is very, very welcome news. Thank you to Sadiq Khan and for everyone working to bring these plans together for their commitment to climate change, air pollution, and clean energy and healthy initiatives for people in this city that is on the right path finally.

    I look forward to seeing how the ULEZ and LEZ expansions and upgrade – the expansion of cycling routes – the changing of road layouts in the city and the general focus on peoples health and wellbeing and climate change goals go forwards into the better future hopefully.

  3. Well done. The Cycleways and the temporary cycle paths will allow me to cycle to work. I am always envious of cities such as Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Amsterdam where cycling is possible and safe. I hope London and the rest of the UK takes this chance to get on our bikes for a healthier lifestyle which is better for our environment

  4. Why doesn’t the master Cycle map include the national cycleways in London as some of these are excellent ? A perfect example is National route 1 that goes down the Lee/Lea Valley. It is underused, very scenic and is completely traffic free from well outside the M25 all the way into the East end at Limehouse. It also directly connects with four other strategic cycle routes shown on the master map. Cyclists in London want a comprehensive map, as other comments on here attest, and not just a selective one.

    1. Hi Graham, for a cycle route to be included on our online map, it must be complete and include wayfinding. We updated our map to include temporary cycling infrastructure introduced during the pandemic to help people find alternative routes for essential journeys and will continue to update the map as these routes are completed. We only map routes delivered or funded by TfL so we can be confident that the routes meet our quality standards. There are other maps which you may find useful that include a wider range of routes, including the Safe Cycling in London Google map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?hl=en&mid=1XlpvN9R-Wg7qZHyezO8y-eVlftr4e0WX&ll=51.51160927229424%2C-0.096364911511847&z=13

  5. Used bikes for the first time on a short tourist holiday from Gloucestershire. In all did 41 miles in mainly central London. Great fun and a great way to see the sights and get about without resorting to the tube. Full of praise for the segregated cycle routes which made us feel safe and enormously added to the pleasure of cycling. If only other cities took the hint.

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