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Top 5 Places to Visit in London for Coach Hire Groups

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

1 Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio London

Explore the wizarding world where all 8 movies were filmed, from the depths of the forbidden forest to the exquisite great hall. The highlight is the model of Hogwarts, built to 1:24 scale, it was used in the exterior shots for the first six films. The attention to detail is incredible, with 3,000 fiber optic lights fitted inside and turned on as the night sky darkens. Tickets start at £38 for children over 5 and £47 for anyone over 16. Just a 20-minute train ride from London, from the train station special Harry Potter-themed double-deckers ferry visitors the extra 10-minute ride to the studio. Expect to spend 3-4 hours on the tour and audio translations are available at extra cost.

Street Address: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, WD25 7LR

Groups arriving at the Harry Potter Studio, it is recommended that you arrive 20 mins prior to you ticked tour time. Large bags and luggage are not recommended to be brought along with you unless you plan to leave them stored in the coach. The studio has a security baggage checking policy whereby they will check bags and stop any prohibited items from entering for more information on this click here. At the entrance, you will have access to the toilets, Food Hall, Hub Cafe, and Studio Shop. Please note the studio shop does not open until 10.00 am.

2 Coca Cola London Eye

Street Address: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

Experience an unforgettable panoramic view of Europe’s highest observation wheel. The most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually standing at 135 meters. Located at the western end of Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank of the River Thames between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge. Tickets start at £27 for online bookings of £30 on the day.

The London Eye opens at 10.00 am if you are a group of 10 people plus you can book the whole groups and qualify for a discount if you book in advance. Groups can save as much as 21%

If you are traveling by coach and you would like to reserve a coach parking bay at the London Eye you will need to contact the coach bay department.

e-mail with the following details. Please note, their parking bays are subject to availability:

  • Date of visit:

  • Time of visit (drop off and pick up times):

  • The number of guests:

  • Number of Coaches:

  • Site visiting:

  • Coach Company:

  • Vehicle Registration/s:

  • Driver's Name:

Benefits of booking groups in advance

  • Exclusive rates for groups of 10+nStandard admission

  • 30-minute rotation

  • Entry to the 4D Cinema Experience

  • Flexible payment options - book now pay 10 working days in advance of your visit

  • Option to upgrade and include the London Eye River Cruise

  • Pre-book coach pick-up and drop off bays 

*Please be aware, each group is required to book a minimum of 10 places to be able to purchase this offer. Groups of 25+ will be split across capsules. 

3 Madame Tussauds

Street Address: Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, London, NW15LR

Ranked as one of London’s top 10 tourist attractions by visitor numbers, the museum recently removed barriers around celebrity waxworks to allow easier access for selfies. Established on Baker Street in 1836. featuring immersive experiences like Alien: Escape, Marvel Superheroes 4D and Star Wars you can get up close and personal with more than 250 lifelike wax figures of your favorite celebrities! Tickets start at £35 for adults and £30 for children

Opening Times

Madame Tussauds opens 09:00 am - 16:00 pm on Friday. Saturday and Sunday.

and 10:00 am - 16:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Group Discount

Groups are welcomed at Madame Tussauds for groups booking online and of 10+ people. You will qualify for 30% off. Please note you will need to book online to get qualify for this discount.

Alternatively, you can book via phone but you will only qualify for 20% discount.

Coach Parking

Groups arriving by coach can be picked up and dropped off on Marylebone Road as there is a coach drop off and pick up point situated directly on Marylebone Road.

4 Westminster Abbey

Street Address: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard, London, SW1P 3PA

Explore a place that's touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers, poets, priests, heroes and villains since 960AD. Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the resting place of more than 3,000 great Britons. Welcoming over a million visitors each year to discover over ten centuries of British history. Tickets start at £23 for adults and £10 for children from 6-16 years old. At times the abbey may not be entire to visitors due to weddings, funerals etc so a highlights tour is offered at a reduced price.

During normal opening hours, groups are welcome by a guided tour of up to 30 visitors, You must be accompanied by a Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Blue Badge Tourist Guides offer specialist, private tours in more than 30 languages and will charge a separate fee. To book a Blue Badge Tourist Guide, visit Guide London or the British Guild of Tourist Guides.

Opening Times and Prices vary depending on Westminster's weekly agender and events.

Please check via their website the opening times and ticket prices for the date you are planning to visit Click Here

5 Buckingham Palace

Street Address: Visitor entrance (Gate C) is on the south side of the Palace, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1A 1AA

Buckingham Palace is recognized around the world as the home of The Queen, the focus of national and royal celebrations as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony. Explore the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors for only 10 weeks each summer and on selected dates during winter and spring. built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 It was acquired by King George III in 1761 it became the London residence for the ruling British monarch with the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. Tickets for Adults start at £25 for a standard ticket or £45 for the “royal day out” tour, children’s tickets are £14 and £24.50 respectively.

Opening Times

20 July - 31 August 2019

Opens at 09:30 - 19:30

1st September - 29 September 2019

Opens at 09:30 - 18:30

Group Tickets

Groups of 15+ people will qualify for a discount you must pre-book your tickets. Groups can reserve and book selected tickets online or by calling the Ticket Sales and Information Office on +44 (0)303 123 7321.

Coach Parking

Please note Buckingham Palace does not have a designated coach parking area and they also have a strict "no waiting" policy. Coach groups must find a sensible area close by which is safe to drop off groups and make a short walk to the palace. We would suggest to pick up passengers on Grosvenor Place however groups are expected to depart and board vehicles in a quick and safe manner to avoid traffic congestion.

On the sections of the single and double yellow lines, where there are 'no loading' or 'no waiting' markings coaches are only permitted to stop and set down or pick up passengers, the coach must then depart immediately.

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