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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

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Discuss With Bob About The Best Boarding Point For You!

PLEASE STATE WHICH TOUR YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, DIFFERENT TOURS HAVE DIFFERENT PICK-UP POINTS
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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  • Tatiana

    Hello, I will be staying with a friend at 100 E Rd, London N1 6AA, UK. I would like to attend the Bath/Stonehenge tour and was curious as to which hotel would be best for me to go to for pickup?

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

      I would suggest you simply take the London Underground from Old Street or The Angel to Victoria and join the tour at the main departure point at Victoria Coach Station

      • Tatiana

        Thank you Bob

  • leona

    Hi Bob, We will stay in Brunel Hotel,Gloucester Terrace, Westminster. Where is the best location to join the Stonehenge-Bath and Leeds Castle, Dover and Canterbury tour?

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

      I would suggest the Hilton Paddington Hotel as the appropiate pick-up about 5 mins walk from your hotel. The Hilton Paddington forms the front of Paddington Railway Station

      • leona

        Thank you very much.

  • Kristy

    Hi Bob, We will stay in East Putney. Where is the best place to join the Stonehenge-Bath tour?

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

      Your best option is to make your way on the Underground to Victoria where the tour bus departs from Victoria Coach Station

  • Amy

    We are staying at h10 waterloo. Where is the closest pick up for us for the lacock, windsor castle and bath tour please

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

      Closest would be the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on the Waterloo side of Westminster Bridge very close to the London Eye, the other side of Waterloo Station from your hotel

  • Audrey Fong

    Will be staying on St Luke’s Mews, near Portobello Road Market. Looking to join either the Warwick/Stratford/Oxford and/or the Stonehenge/Windsor/Bath tours. Looking for nearest pick-up point. Tq.

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

      Closest would be the Best Western Phoenix hotel in Bayswater, easily walkable.

      • Audrey Fong

        Noted with much thanks!

  • Doru

    Dear Bob, we will stay at The Hide London Hotel, 230 Hendon Way. Which is the best location to join the Windsor-Stonehenge-Bath day tour. Thank you !

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

      The Hide Hotel is in North London quite close to Hendon Central Underground

      Personally I’d select the Guoman Charing Cross hotel as a pick-up hotel when booking
      This hotel forms the front of Charing Cross Railway Station, the hotel pick-up service has an advertsied pick-up time of 7:40 a.m.

      Journey time on the tube direct between Hendon and Charing Cross is about 30 minutes

  • Gary Tan

    Hi Bob, we would like to go on Windsor-Stonehenge-Bath day tour on 3 November, and we will stay at 172 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2M 4NQ London. Looking for the nearest pick-up point, please advise.

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

      Unfortunately your accomodation is in the heart pf the business district where few leisure visitors stay, as a result there are no tours pick-up in this area.
      The closest pick-up is the DoubleTree Hilton Tower of London behind the Tower of London about a mile away. 2 stops on the Underground to Tower Hill.

      However this pick-up is just about the first pick-up on the hotel runs at around 7 a.m.going to Victoria Coach Station where the amin tour begins.

      From Liverpool Street you might as well get the Underground to Victoria, then walk to Victoria Coach Station where all the main tour buses depart from about 8:15 a.m.

  • Linda

    Hi Bob, We would like to go on Windsor-Stonehenge-Bath day tour on 30 September or 1 October, and we will stay at Chelsea Guest House, 372 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 4TE. Looking for the nearest pick-up point, please advise.

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

      The Chelsea Guest House is a little outside the central hotel districts in London, certainly you couldn’t walk to any hotel pick-up point.

      The best option would be simply to go to the main tour departure point at Victoria Coach Station which all the hotel pick-up buses feed into.

      As far as I can see there is no direct link.
      The Guest house should be able to give you the informed best way.
      The TFL travel planner (link below) will suggest various options which seem to take 30-40 minutes
      http://www.tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

  • elaine foong

    Hi bob, what is the way would you suggest to Pullman hotel from Howard Winchester hotel??

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

      Its a simple 5-10 minute walk.
      Just walk over to St Pancras Station and walk in front of it along the Euston Road (the wide busy road that runs thrugh Kings Cross).
      The Pullman is on the Euston Road on your right next to the British Library.
      Can’t miss it, its a large tower hotel.

      • elaine foong

        Thank you , you’re very helpful ^^

  • Laurie Krzyston

    Hi Bob,

    We would like to go on the Oxford, Cotswolds and Shakespeare Tour. We are renting a flat on Lambton Place, Notting Hill area. What is the best location for us to join the tour? Thanks in advance.

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

      I’m assuming you are looking at the small group tour linked below:

      http://www.internationalfriends.co.uk/white/londontk/oxford-the-cotswolds-and-stratford-on-avon.html

      If so, nearest pick-up is the Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch.
      walk down to Notting Hill Underground and its 3 stops on the Central Line to Marble Arch or there are buses every couple of minutes along the Bayswater Road. You could walk it in about 20 minutes most of the way through Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens.
      The Cumberland Hotel is next to the Underground Station.

      • Laurie Krzyston

        Thanks, sorry for the omission on my part. That is what I meant.

  • Rahul Wilson

    Hi Bob! We want to go to the London-Stonehedge-Windsor-Bath tour on September 17th. we are staying near Barking .Can you tell me which is the nearest pick-up station for us? Thank you!Rahul

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

      Best just to take the District Line Underground to Victoria and board the tour at the main departure point at Victoria Coach Station a few minutes walk from the Underground Station (signed)

  • Linda Wood Casals

    Hello Bob! We want to go to the London-Stonehedge-Windsor-Bath tour on September 10th, we are staying at the Sanctuary House Hotel, 33 Tothill St. Westminster. Can you tell me which is the nearest pick-up station for us? Thank you!

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

      The St. James’ Court Hotel
      at 45-51 Buckingham Gate is the closet hotel for pick-ups to you about 500 yards away.
      It used to be the Crowne Plaza St Jame’s which many locals still refer to it as.

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