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Find The Best Place To Join Your Sightseeing Day Tour From London

Author: Bob Handford

Need Help Finding The Best Boarding Point For Your Day Tour?

OK – the day tours we are talking about here are the full day tours both within London and outside London to places like Stonehenge and Windsor.

London Tour Hotels

Hotel Pick-Up List

All of the main operators day tours have left their main London departure point by 8:30 a.m. Because of the early start the “big bus” tours offer a long list of hotel pick-up points starting as early as 7 a.m.
The pick-up points, all hotels are located in all the major hotel districts of Central London, well over a 100 hotels. They then take you to Victoria Coach Station where the main tour departs from.
The exception are the small group tours with a maximum of 16 passengers just have a handful of pick-up points at strategic points across Central London. But if your hotel is not on the list or you are staying outside London where is the best place to join a tour?

Stumped? – Well just ask Bob at the discussion facility below saying which tour you are going on and where you are staying!

Other Day Tour Information

Guided Day Tours Outside London – The Most Popular Tours


Discuss With Bob About The Best Boarding Point For You!

I\’be been on most of the day tours in question, I\’ve even driven and guided some of these tours If you\’re scratching your head where the best boarding point is for your tour just ask me below! Normally I\’ll respond well within 24 hours

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  • Jasmine

    Hi Bob, could you advise the best boarding point for the following address: “Berglen Court, 7 Branch Rd, London E14 7JX” for All Day In Cotswolds With Lunch tour?

    • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

      The closest pick-up hotel would be the DoubleTree Hilton Tower Of London behind Tower Hill Underground Station.
      But this pickup is one of the first of the day an hour or so before the main tour bus leaves Victoria the main departure point – so you might simply want to save time and take the DLR/underground to Victoria and walk to the coach station. It costs no more and will save you time.

      • Jasmine

        Thank you!
        And I am a postgraduate student in UK, what kind of reservation should I book? Should I book senior? Since I didn’t see the option of student when I book.
        Thx for your reply!

        • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

          If you have a student id card of some kind then select the seniors/students ticketing option and bring your student id with you

  • samenriq

    Hi Bob – we’re 5 with 3 kids. we plan to join cotwolds oxford stratford tour. where’s the best pick up place. we’ll be at queensway, bayswater

    • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

      The Hilton Hyde Park is a listed hotel you can select when booking this tour as a pick-up.
      It is at the end of Queensway above the Underground Station of the same name facing Kensington Gardens

  • sarah sullivan

    Hi Bob – my group of 4 will be coming from the Shepards Bush/ Hammersmith area. Can you advise where the best pickup spot would be for us? We interested in the Stonehenge/Bath tour on Nov 23. Many thanks!

    • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

      The Hilton Kensington is on the opposite side of the big roundabout by Shepherds Bush Underground/Bus Station towards Holland park.
      At Hammermith the Novotel London West is about 300 yards from the Underground Station

  • Marta


  • Marta

    Hello.Could you tell me the best boarding point for Ibis Whitechapel hotel for Stonehenge,Windsor and Bath tour?

    • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

      The closest will be the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel about 10-15 minutes walk from the Ibis.

      Personally I’d probably just get the Underground from Whitechapel to Victoria and walk to Victoria Coach Station where the hotel pick-up buses head for and main tour coach departs from.

  • Pauline

    Thank you, Bob.

  • Pauline

    Hi Bob. Can you tell me the nearest boarding point for Wardonia Hotel on Argyle Street Camden for Stonehenge, Windsor and Bath tour?

    • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

      It will be the Pullman Hotel about 5-10 minutes walk from the Wardonia.
      Walk down to St Pancras Station/Euston Road – with the station facing you turn left up the Euston Road towards Euston, the Pullman is a large tower hotel on the other side of the road just past the British Library.

  • Tommy Rivera

    Hi Bob. Can you tell me the nearest boarding point for Sheraton Skyline Hotel
    A4 Bath Rd, Middlesex
    Hayes, England, UB3 5BP

    The tour I have selected is Stonehenge and Bath, with all afternoon in Bath for Tuesday 28 October 2014

    • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

      You do not say which tour you are looking at but none of the day tours from London visit Heathrow Airport for pick-ups you would have to travel into the centre of London, about an hours journey from the Skyline,
      The exact most convenient point will depend on the tour

      The only exception to this to my knowledge are the cruise ship tour transfers to Southampton which do call at Heathrow hotels including the Skyline

      • Tommy Rivera

        Thank you

  • Radin Anita

    Hi Bob. My family of six is staying at Royal Eagles hotel and are interested in the Windsor castle trip. What’s the nearest hotel pick-up? And for lunch, what will be served as we are Muslims. Thx

    • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

      Can you clarify which Windsor tour/trip you are referring to.
      I assume it is a full day tour that goes to other places?

      • Radin Anita

        Yeah- the full day tour that includes Stonehenge n bath

        • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

          Closest pick-up to the Royal Eagle is the Hilton Paddington Hotel that
          forms the front of Paddington Station is about 100 yards from your

          With regards the pub lunch on this tour at Lacock its a
          choice of 4 from a set menu which you choose first thing at the start of
          the tour.
          The current menu choices are below:

          1) Home-made minced beef (Hereford/Angus) Wellington served with peas, carrots, chips and gravy

          2) Traditional fish & chips – batter-crisp cod fillets served with chips and peas

          3) Linguine pasta with roasted Mediterranean vegetables in tomato sauce topped with parmesan

          4) Traditional local pork sausages with mash potato, peas, carrots and gravy

          • Radin Anita

            Thanks a lot for the info. Will make the booking formSun, 30 nov.

          • Radin Anita

            I have clicked on the option of Hilton Paddington hotel for my pick up point but after I confirmed it, it states that ‘Will Confirm Later'” on the Hotel Collection. Can help me with this?
            And the return to London, where is the drop-off point. Thanks

          • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

            Not sure where you have got to in the booking process.
            If you have put in your credit card details on the next screen after selecting pick-up point and number of passengers then if your credit card was processed without a problem you should receive an e-mail confirmation.
            (If you go on-line into your credit card facility you should see the transaction too after a day or so)

            If you have not got to the payment screen it means you have left out one of the required parameters like number of passengers.

            None of the day tours do hotel drops at the end of the tour, it would take all night for one bus to go all around London doing individual drops.
            The tours end at Victoria Station and normally also offer a drop at Gloucester Road Underground Station on entering London. Both of these have direct Underground links with Paddington

  • Graydon Sodergren

    Bob, We are hoping to take the small Friday tour to Stonehenge, Avebury and Glastonbury on Oct 31, 2014. We will be staying at Staybridge Suites in Stratford City. What is the best way for us to connect with this tour?

    • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

      You can take the Central Line of the Underground from Stratford direct to Marble Arch, about a 25-30 minute journey.
      The Cumberland Hotel, one of the pick-ups for this tour is next door to Marble Arch Underground Station.

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