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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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  • Kayla McNamara

    Hello, I’m interested in the Leeds, Canterbury and Greenwich tours. I’ll be staying st 163 Borough High Street, SE1 1HR, Southwark. What’s the closest spot?

    • Bob

      Unfortunately there are no morning pick-ups in the f London Bridge area
      Best take the Underground Victoria and join at the maiin departure point
      at Victoria Coach Station where the main tour bus departs from.
      The coach station is 5 minutes walk from the railway/underground station and signed from within the railway station

  • Julie

    Hi Bob, I’m looking to book the London to Bath day tour for the 6th September 2016. What is the nearest hotel pick up point to 3 Lovat Lane, please? Thanks Julie

    • Bob

      Unfortunately there are no morning pick-ups in the City of London / area.
      Best take the Underground from Monument to Victoria and join at the maiin departure point
      at Victoria Coach Station where the main tour bus departs from

  • ashok shroff

    Hi , looking for Stonehenge and bath trip on 20th August for a family of 5 – 3 adults and two kids – 8 yrs and 3 yrs. please can you let us know if there is a hotel pickup from comfotel blu, 114 Shepherd’s Bush Road, London, W6 7PD, England

    Regards
    Ashok Shroff

    • Bob

      The closest pick-up would be the Dorsett Shepherds Bush Hotel on Shepherds Bush Green about 500m from your hotel

      • ashok shroff

        Thanks Bob. Will book the tour. Much appreciated.

  • Gillian Watson

    Hi, we are interested in the morning Stonehenge tour. We are staying in the Qbic Hotel on Adler Street. We are inbetween Whitechapel and Aldgate stations. Any help?

    • Bob

      Unfortunately there are no morning pick-ups in the City of London / Tower Bridge area.
      Best rake the Underground to Victoria and join at the maiin departure point at Victoria Coach Station where the main tour bus departs from

  • Vinzo

    Hello!
    I am staying near Madame Tussuads and am interested in either of the Stonehenge/Windsor/Bath tours…. What would be my best pick up location? Also, could you please provide the detailed schedule of the bus tour that includes the lunch in Lacock? I can’t seem to find it on your website.
    Thank you.

    • Bob

      For the tour with lunch at Lacock the nearest is the Hilton Metropole @ 7:10 a.m. or the Marriott Marble Arch @ 7:20 – each must be a 15 minute walk from Madame Tussauds.
      The Hilton is one stop on the Tube from Baker Street to Edgeware Road, the hotel is opposite the Tube station
      However if you go by tube you may as well go to Victoria then walk to the coach station about 5-10 minutes wal from the rail station where the main tour bus departs at 7:45 a.m. – the above pick-ups are just feeder vehicles that ferry you to Victoria

      For the tour without dinner the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes is on Baker Street just yards south of the tube station which is next to Madame Tussauds with a pick-up at 7:35 a.m/

      The guideline itinerary of the tour without lunch is

      08:15 Depart from Victoria Coach Station
      09:30-11:30 Windsor
      13:30-15:15 Bath
      16:30-18:00 Stonehenge (1 hr 30 mins)
      20:30 – Arrive London

      The tour with lunch leaves London 30 minutes earlier and returns around 30 minutes later and there is less time at Bath especially to fit the lunch in at Lacock

      The timings are not carved in stone and are for guidance only

  • Novi

    Hi Bob
    We are interested in Stonehenge morning tour. We are staying near camden town station. Where is the nearest place to take the coach?
    Thanks.

    • Bob

      The closest would be the Thistle Euston Hotel down by the western side of Euston Station

      The alternative is Victoria Coach Station where the main tour bus departs from well over an hour later. The coach doing the pick-ups transports you to Victoria where you transfer to the main tour bus
      Victoria Coach Station is about 5 minutes walk from Victoria Railway Station and signed from within the station

  • Meltem Bektas Bayrambey

    hello we are interested with Bath and Stonehedge tour and will stay close to Tower bridge. where is the nearest place to take the coach?

    • Bob

      There is nowhere in the imediate vicinity for joining the tour.
      I
      would suggest you just take the Underground to Victoria and join the
      tour at the main departure point at Victoria Coach Station

  • Kelli Jones

    Hi Bob

    We are staying at the Novotel near London Bridge Station and are interested in the Salisbury, Bath, Stonehenge tour. What is the closest pickup
    Location?

    • Bob

      I presume you are staying st the Novotel Blackfriars?

      If so closest would be the Marriott County Hall by the London Eye at 8 a.m but for many people this will be beyond walking distance.

      The alternative is Victoria Coach Station where the main tour bus departs from

  • Cheryl Ang

    Hi Bob,

    I am interested in the day tour to stonege, bath, stratsford and cotswold. I am staying near monument station. Where is the nearest pick up point then?

    Cheryl

    • Bob

      There is nowhere in the imediate vicinity for joining the tour.
      I would suggest you just take the Underground to Victoria and join the tour at the main departure point at Victoria Coach Station

  • Dave

    Bob, thank you very much. We’re going to be in London for 20 days. Should we get two 10 day oyster passes, or just figure out what we’re going to do with all that “down” time.

    • Bob

      Oyster Cards do not expire, so will last all the time you are in London.
      You pay a £5 deposit for the standard Oyster Cards bought in London which is refunded with up to £10 left on the Oyster when you cancel it at the end.

      If you will be traveling around the centre of London 5 or more days in any 7 buy a 7 day Travelcard zone 1-2 loaded onto the Oyster as this works out cheaper.
      If you travel outside zones 1-2 like to Harry Potter or Heathrow Airport the Travelcard on the Oyster covers the fare at the cheapest rate for the travel zones not covered by the Oyster

      The maximum you pay on fares in a calendar day in zones 1-2 is £6.50, a 7 day Travelcard zone 1-2 loaded onto the Oyster costs £32.40

  • Dave

    Hi Bob,
    We’re staying at the Hilton Islington, near Angle Station. Could you please let us know where the closest pick up point is for the 90 hotel list and the 15 hotel list?Thanks.

    • Bob

      Closest pick-up to Angel Islington is the Pullman St Pancras mid way between St Pancras and Euston Stations on the Eusron Road – this is on both lists

      It just about the first pick-up up of the day on the hotel shuttles – you may as well take the Underground to Victoria and walk to Victoia Coach Station (signed from within the railway station) where the amin tour bus departs an hour after the hotel pickups at the Pullman

  • Gord Penner

    Hi Bob
    We would like to go on the Cotswolds Day Tour. We are staying at 36-37 Cartwright Gardens. What would be the best pickup spot for us?
    Thank you

    • Bob

      The Tavistock Hotel on Tavistock Square is the closest pick-up to Cartwright Gardens – 5 minutes walk or less

  • Marisa Zammit

    Hi Bob, For the Leeds Castle, Canterbury and DOver tour, where can we wait for the coach to take us to Victoria Coach Station please? OUr hotel is Premiere Inn Aldgate, 66 Alie Street, Aldgate, Tower Hamlets London E1 8PX. Thank you.

    • Bob

      When you make a reservation best select Victoria Coach Station and take the Underground to Victoria
      The cosch station is a 5-10 minute walk from the railway station and signed from within the station

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