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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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  • Josip

    Hi Bob. We will be staying at Easy Hotel Earl’S Court and we are planning to join Stonehenge and Bath tour. Where is the closest pick-up point? Thanks

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

      The Park International Hotel at 125 Cromwell Road is a 5/10 minute walk along the Cromwell Road Road from your accommodation. It’s on the other side of the road from the easyHotel

  • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

    Nearly all the tours from Victoria Coach Station including the Canterbury one leave around 8:15 a.m.
    However you cannot just turn-up and join a tour you have to reserve tickets in advance. The exact time is stated when you make the reservation.

  • SarahC.

    Hi Bob. We’ll be doing the Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich tour and also the Stonehenge half-day morning tour. We’ll be staying at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel in Bloomsbury. Where is the closest pick-up point? Thanks.

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

      The St Giles Hotel is a pick-up hotel the block behind your hotel on Bedford Avenue.
      The St Giles Hotel is one of the first hotels of the hotel pick-up service. By walking 5 minutes to Russell Square, on the other side of the British Museum the pick-up at the Russell Hotel is 30 minutes later

  • Win

    Hi Bob, we will stay at London Central Waterloo Travelodge and we are planning to join a day tour of Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath in August. Where is the closest pick-up point for us?

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

      Closest would be the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on the other side of Waterloo Station from your hotel on the Waterloo side of Westminster Bridge by the London Eye

  • Marcia

    Hi Bob, I’m planning to join a 1-day trip to Bath and Stonehendge in September. I will stay at IBIS Euston/St. Pancras. Where is the closest pick-up hotel?
    Thank you for your help

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

      The Thistle Euston Hotel is a pick-up hotel and is about 75 yards further up the road from the Ibis

    • Marcia

      Thank you so much, Bob.

  • S Blount

    Hi Bob, we are doing the Oxford,Warwick , Stratford on Avon tour also the Leeds , Dover,Canterbury. We will be staying at the Mayfair Fleming . It’s north of Green park. We will be there in September . it’s the larger tour.

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

      Closest pick-up hotel is the Ritz Hotel next to Green Park Underground

  • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

    The Hilton Paddington forms the front of Paddington Station and is a short walk the other side of westway

  • Henrietta Liao

    Hi we are interested in the day tour to Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge. Staying at Ibis London Blackfriars. Please advise on the closest pick up point. Thanks.

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

      I’m afraid there is no hotel pick-up within walking distance.
      Probably best to make your own way to Victoria Coach Station where the main tour departs from

  • Alex Fontenelle

    Hello Bob, a friend and I would like to book a tour to Stonehenge, Windsor & Bath Day Tour With Lunch At Lacock on October the 1st. We will stay at the Maranton House Hotel in Earl´s Court and I thought the closest place to join the tour would be in front of Indigo Kensington Hotel (also in the same street as the Maranton House hotel) but, it seems it does not make part of the list of places to join that specific tour. Would you please tell us where is the closest place, from the Maranton House Hotel, to join that tour? Best wishes,

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

      Evidently this is a system error and will be put right “immediately”
      Not sure what the definition is of “immediately” but you seem to have plenty of time before your date of travel.

  • Pam

    Hi Bob, my family (including two children aged 7 and 9) are doing the day trip to Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge. We are staying at the Arran Hotel in Gower Street WC1E6HJ. Where is our closest pick up, please.

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

      Assuming you’re doing the standard tour and not the small group tour select the Tavistock Hotel on Tavistock Square when you reserve the tour.
      The hotel is about 300-400 yards from the Arran

  • robin

    Hi Bob
    I am staying at the Cranbrook Hotel in Ilford which is the nearest pick up point for the WARWICK/ sTRATFORD/ Oxford tour?

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

      Ilford is on the outskirts of London some way from the Central hotel districts
      Probably best to make your way to main start point of the tour at Victoria Coach Station by train and Underground

  • Veronica

    Hello, I’m renting a flat in tower hill..where is the nearest pickup spot in my area for the Stonehenge &bath tour? I’m interested for tomorrow, family of 6

  • http://www.londontoolkit.com/ Bob

    The closest pick-up hotel to the hostel would be the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge at the southern end of Westminster Bridge close to the London Eye
    The no 12 or 148 bus will do the journey in around 15 mins or less and run very frequently

  • Jeff

    Hi Bob: We’re staying at St. Ermin’s Hotel and are planning three different tours with Premium Tours – Magic of London / Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath / and Leeds, Dover, Canterbury, Greenwich and Thames. I don’t see St. Ermin’s on their list…where is the best spot to catch the start of our tours?

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

      The St James Court Hotel (was Crowne Plaza St James) is a pick up hotel very close to the St Ermine’s Marriott

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