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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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  • cosimo

    Once i arrive at victoria, where can i find the ticket office? Thank you

  • cosimo

    where is the closest pick up point for stonehenge and Bath day tour with entrance to roman Baths included, considering I’m in Kingston upon Thames?

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

      Best get the train to Victoria with a change and join the tour at the main departure point at Victoria Coach Station

  • Timothy Gardina

    Hi Bob…where is the closest pickup point for small group tours to Stonehenge from Victoria Station?

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

      Probably the easiest to get to from Victoria Station is the Cumberland Hotel at Marble Arch, there are many buses from the station area to Marble Arch
      The Knightsbridge pick-up is physically closer but the transport links are more comolicated

  • Annette Halfpapp

    Hi Bob, We (3 adults) hope to do the Cotswolds day tour from London (all day in Cotswolds with Lunch on a either 19 or 21 December this year. We are staying near Kilburn, so close to the Bakerloo line. Is it best to be collected earlier on or be one of the last on the bus? Not sure how long the bus will be collecting people around the place, and thinking it would be good to get a seat early, and look around as we go, but on the other hand, it may make the trip that bit longer???.
    Can you suggest the best pickup point for us? Can’t wait to get to the UK. Ta Annette

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

      It doesn’t really matter – the main tour bus departs from Victoria Coach Station.
      There are several hotel pick-up buses that do pick-ups for all tours that day – each collecting from different parts of London that just take you to Victoria Coach Station where you transfer to the tour bus operating the tour you require

      The Marriott Maida Vale is a listed pick-up hotel you can choose when making a reservation and is actually in Kilburn, not Maida Vale by Kilburn Park Underground Station
      The Marriott Maida Vale is the first pick-up on that route around 7 a.m., and aims to be at Victoria by 8 a.m.
      The main tour bus leaves Victoria between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.

      • Annette Halfpapp

        Thank you, that’s great help. We will following this when we book. Will the tour to the Cotswolds be on the 21st?, and when is best to book? Ta again. Annette


    can drop off near
    Shoreditch High St – Night Market?

    which hotel is near there?

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

      Shoreditch is outside the area covered by tour buses


    Hi Bob, we are staying at
    Ida St
    Poplar, London E14 6LT and will wanna join the windsor, stonehedge, bath tour which is the near hotel for the pick up is the best?

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

      Tour buses do not come out to Docklands you would need to travel into London to join the tour.
      Probably best to get the Underground/DLR to Victoria then walk to Victoria Coach Station where the main tour bus departs from.
      Tours finish at Victoria Railway Station.

  • GnaRocksTheWorld

    Hi Bob, I will be going for the Stonehenge, Bath and Stratford day tour with Premium Tours and staying at Premier Inn King’s Cross. Where is the best place for pick-up? Thanks.

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

      The Pullam Hotel St Pancras on the other side of St Pancras Station from your hotel

  • Sophie

    Hi Bob. I’m staying near the Swiss Cottage Station at Palmers Lodge. I’ll be going on the Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath, and Medieval Village of Lacock tour and then the Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick Castle tour. Where would the best pick up spot be for these? Appreciate your guidance! Cheers!

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

      Closest pick-up is the Marriott Regents Park Hotel in Swiss Cottage about 600 yards from your accommodation
      The coach only comes here if you have stipulated this hotel as your pick-up on your ticket

      • Sophie

        Very helpful, thank you! :) I also have a friend who is staying in De Beauvoir Town. Any ideas on where would be the best pick up location for them?

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

          There are no hotel pick-ups within walking distance of that Islington address. Best to take the Overground/Underground to Victoria then walk to Victoria Coach Station where the main tour bus departs from

  • Jane

    Hi Bob,
    I have booked a tour with booking reference WWW217330, morning tour to stonehenge. Could you please pick me up at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge at 7:30 am on 9th, August?
    Appreciate if you can confirm with me n by email soon!

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

      I’m afraid I do not work for any tour company.
      You need to contact your tour operator, the booking number looks like a Premium Tours tour, whose details will be on your confirmation.

  • laurelee roark

    hi bob

    I am comint to london for only one day (9/3) and want to take the 1/2 morning tour to stonehenge.

    I would love it if it could be a “walk among the stones” tour. Also I am staying in Paddington Eversholt Street, the Oakley Square end, by Lidlington Place…where is the pick up spot for that area?

    Thanks, Laurelee

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

      The nearest pick-up point you can select when booking is the Hilton Paddington Hotel that forms the front of Paddington Railway Station

      Special Access (Walk Among The Stones) happens outside public opening hours at dawn and in the evening and there are special tours for this.
      Unfortunately these tours are sold out already around your required date.

  • Oona

    Hi Bob! I am taking the Stonehenge, Windsor & Bath Day Tour and staying near the Willesden Green underground station. Where is the best pick up spot? Thank you!

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

      You can select the Ritz Hotel as a pick-up hotel when booking.
      The Ritz Hotel is next door to Green Park Underground Station with a direct train service from Willesden Green

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