Westminster Firsts, Inventions and Discoveries

On the ride, alongside many other ‘firsts’, we’ll pass and find out a little about: The first public building in the world to be entirely lit by electricity; The London home of Benjamin Franklin, ‘The First American’ and inventor of the lightning rod; The site of the world’s first demonstration of Television; The incredible institution in which Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Sodium, Strontium, Barium, Boron, Chlorine, Iodine and Argon were discovered The place where the first traffic lights in the world were installed; And the building from which Dracula first emerged!

START AND END POINT: Barclay’s Bike Hire Docking Station at the bottom of Northumberland Avenue WC2N 5AQ, near Embankment tube station, and Charing Cross Rail Station and tube station.

Route: Westminster first - South

Come and join us for a fun relaxing day exploring the City of Westminster!


Westminster Firsts, Inventions and Discoveries

Dip into the wonderful range of inventions, discoveries and other ‘firsts’ associated with the City of Westminster on this free six-mile circular ride, led by experienced cycle marshals.

Dates & Times

Sun 06 Jul 2014, 10:00-13:30




Everyone is welcome!