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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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  • Judge172

    My daughter and I want to take the In-depth Cotswolds day tour, but our hotel is not on the hotel pick-up list. We are staying at Best Western Corona Hotel, 85/89 Belgrave Road, Victoria. Where would we need to go to be picked up and what time do we need to be there? We want to go on Sunday, June 5th. Thanks.

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

      That particular tour is proving very popular and is sold out until June 7th at the moment

      If you can make the June 7th tour the Sidney Hotel is about 75 yards up Belgrave Road and has a pick-up scheduled at 07:40
      However the hotel pick-up service just goes around in a loop around Victoria Railway Station and drops you off at Victoria Coach Station where you switch to the tour bus for your tour due to depart at 08:15

      You can walk to Victoria Coach Station from your hotel in 5-10 minutes so you may prefer simply to walk to the coach station and board the main tour coach there

  • Catherine Therese

    I want to take the Windsor/Stonehenge/Bath tour, on Sunday, June 12th, but I am staying at the Premier Inn in Maidenhead. I could take the train into London that goes to Paddington Station, but that takes at least an hour, and I’m not sure if I would make it to one of the other hotel pickup locations in time. Is there any way I could be picked up in Maidenhead? I know it’s much closer to Windsor than London.

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

      I’m afraid its not possible to join the tour outside Central London
      There is a pick-up at 7 a.m. at the Hilton Paddington which forms the front of Paddington Railway Station

      • Catherine Therese

        The earliest train leaving Maidenhead leaves at 6:40am and doesn’t get to Paddington Station until 7:22am. Maybe I’ll have to join an afternoon tour only?

  • ecco yu

    hello Bob, We wanna join in the Stonehenge/Bath/Windsor/Lacock tour on May 30. We are Staying at Grange St.Paul’s Hotel /10 Godliman Street/London | EC4V 5A. Is it the pick-up hotel? If not, which is the nearest pick-up point? Thanks!:-)

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

      This particular tour starts out earlier than other tours as its a very long, busy day.
      The streamlined pick-up option means there are no pick-up hotels in the City of London, most of the hotels are further west where the majority of leisure visitors stay.

      Your best bet is to join the tour at the main departure point of the tour at Victoria Coach Station
      Take the tube tube from Mansion House by your hotel to Victoria then walk to Victoria Coach Station (signed) in 5 minutes
      The tour leaves here at 7:45 a.m. and returns you to Victoria Underground Station about 13 hours later

      The hotel pick-ups are a separate service feeding into the coach station where the people switch to the main tour bus so you will not be boarding a coach with most of the seats already taken.

  • Kate

    Hi Bob, I am planning to join the Stonehenge and Bath tour on 13 June. I am staying at near Borough, can you suggest where is the nearest available pick up? Thanks!

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

      The nearest is probably the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge by the London Eye/County Hall which isn’t close at all.
      Probably best to jtake the Underground to Victoria and oin the tour at Victoria Coach Station where the main tour bus departs from about 5 mins walk from the Underground Station.

  • Alison Wright

    We are going on the big bus sightseeing tour tomorrow we are staying at the Novotel Excel please can you tell me which is the best pick up point? Thank you

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

      Not sure there is a universal best.
      I guess most convenient would be Dlr to Canning ztown then Jubilee Line to Westminster next to Big Ben and pick up at a stop around there and Westminster Abbey

  • mangoman

    hi Bob, we are 3 adults and wish to take the welcome to london tour on 24/25 June. What will be the nearest pickup point for Arbor city hotel , Tower hamlets LondonE16TE

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

      I’m afraid there are no hotel pickups anymore on the east side of London for this particular tour

      Best option would be to take the Underground to Victoria and tgen walk to Victoria Coach Station where the main tour bus departs from

  • AuntPittyPat

    Hi Bob, can you tell me the best pickup location for the Stonehenge/Bath/Windsor/Lacock tour. Staying at Ashburn, 111 Cromwell Rd, London SW7 4DP. Would the Kensington Forum be closest or somewhere else? Thanks!

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

      The Park International Hotel at 117 Cromwell Road is a pick-up hotel a couple of doors down the road

      • AuntPittyPat

        Looks like they only service some of the hotels, I guess based on which tour it is? Park International is in their big list, but when I try to book, it doesn’t show up in the dropdown as an option.

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

          sorry about that, this tour goes out earlier than most of the tours since April and as a result the shortened pick-up list
          The Holiday Inn Kensington Forum would be the closest then

          • AuntPittyPat

            Thanks bunches!!

  • Santosh Kumar

    Hello Bob, we are 4 adults and 2 kids under 5 are planning for a Stonehenge and Bath tour on 28th or 29th May 16. we are at ILford. which will be the nearest place for Bus pick up?

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

      Ilford is on the outskirts of London
      Best to get the train into London then get the Underground to Victoria and then walk to Victoria Coach Station where the main tour bus departs from.
      So select Victoria Coach Station as your joining point during reservation

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