It’s customary for tourists heading to ‘the Big Smoke’ to visit all the most famous landmarks – from the Tower of London, to Buckingham Palace.
But there are so many hidden gems and secrets lurking beneath the surface of London’s streets.
Now visitors to England’s capital city can explore the mysteries it has to offer – via a rather unique mode of transport.
Starting at Circus Place, tourists can hop on a Dott e-scooter and zip around the guided ScooTours journey through the city, with the first riders hitting the streets on Saturday, July 10.
Following an important safety tutorial, a professional tour guide will share all the stories and secrets of hidden London whilst you ride around on the environmentally friendly electric scooters.
The ScooTour of London’s hidden gems takes tourists off the beaten track to discover 800-year-old pubs and secret societies, with no stone unturned as the lid is lifted on the eccentric side of London.
One of the stops is at Smithfield Market, a meat market with an 800-year history with livestock, housed in three historic listed buildings.
Other points of interest include St Bride’s Church, St Bartholomew the Great Church and the Barbican Centre – where their hidden conservatory offers an oasis for over 2,000 species of plants and exotic fish.
A spokesperson for ScooTours said: “The Hidden London Tour provides an interesting, alternative look at London’s history.
“And it also creates the perfect setting to ride an e-scooter, potentially for the first time. After the tour, you can enjoy the opportunity to continue riding your e-scooter and keep exploring!”
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The tour lasts around two-and-a-half hours, with a total cost of £35, which includes the £10 rental fee for the Dott e-scooter, helmet and high-vis jacket.
City explorers will cover five miles and have the chance to request a private tour.
Duncan Robertson, general manager of Dott UK, added: “At Dott we see e-scooters as a great opportunity to support Covid recovery in London.
“By partnering with ScooTours to bring tourism opportunities to the capital we hope to help reignite this area and get people enjoying all that London has to offer.”
Participants will need to have a valid driving licence and be over 18 years of age to ride a Dott scooter.