London Eye.

All day tours from London start here…

Our Stonehenge & Bath and Oxford, Stratford & Cotswolds tours have a second departure point too.

A minute’s walk from the London Eye, we depart from Belvedere Road, by the corner of Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street, Waterloo.

Things to look out for:

  • The London Eye - a huge ferris wheel on the south bank of the River Thames
  • Jubilee Gardens - the park in front of the London Eye. Belvedere Road is in front of the park
  • Red and yellow ATM that looks like a phone booth - we typically stop as close as possible to this, so if you can see it, you are in the right place

This departure point is a 5 minute walk from Waterloo station, and 10 minutes walk from Westminster Station and Embankment Station.

Arriving by taxi

There are thousands of taxis in London, available 24 hours a day

Taking a London cab (black cab) that you can hail on the street, tell the taxi driver that you need to go to the corner of Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street, near the London Eye. In an Uber, or other pre-booked cab through a company like Addison Lee, use the postcode SE1 7PY, which will take you to the top of Chicheley Street. Just walk down towards the London Eye, until you meet the corner of Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street and you have found the departure point.

Arriving by train/tube to Waterloo station

Waterloo station is serviced by the Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines of the tube, and mainline rail services. The simplest way is to leave the main concourse of the station via exit 5, and turn left. Cross the main road (York Road) in front of you, heading under the blue railway bridge. Turn left onto Belvedere Road, walking towards the London Eye, and keep going until you reach the corner of Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street.

Where is the guide?

The bus and your guide will usually arrive 5 – 10 minutes before the departure time so please don’t worry if you are early and we are not there! There are toilets in Waterloo Station (30p entry fee) and there are a few coffee shops in the area, should you be early and wish to get a drink/breakfast. Look for a small white Mercedes bus that has “The English Bus” written all over it.

Arriving on foot

If you fancy getting up and about early, and you are staying not far from Southbank, what could be better than a morning stroll to the departure point? The London Eye departure point is located between Westminster Bridge and the Golden Jubilee Bridges. Once you reach the London Eye, head away from the river, through Jubilee Gardens, and you will reach Belvedere Road, where the departure point is.

Victoria.

Our Bath & Stonehenge tour from London and our Oxford tour also depart from here.

As an alternative to our London Eye departure point, our second pickup on our Stonehenge & Bath tour and our Oxford, Stratford & Cotswolds tour from London is a 2 minute walk from exit 2 of the main concourse of Victoria Station.

We depart from outside the Double Tree by Hilton London VICTORIA hotel at 2 Bridge Place.

Please be waiting immediately outside the hotel for pickup - we will not be able to go inside to collect you, we will stop as close to the hotel as we can. Look out for a small white Mercedes bus that says “The English Bus” all over it.

As this is our 2nd pick up - if the traffic is unusually heavy there is a chance we may be a few minutes late - please be patient and look out for us.

Arriving by taxi

There are thousands of taxis in London, available 24 hours a day

Taking a London cab (black cab) that you can hail on the street, tell the taxi driver that you need to go to Double Tree by Hilton London VICTORIA. Please make sure they are taking you to the Victoria hotel, as there are a number of Double Tree by Hiltons in central London. In an Uber, or other pre-booked cab through a company like Addison Lee, use the postcode SW1V 1QA, which will take you right outside the hotel. Just wait there for us to collect you.

Arriving by train to Victoria station

Victoria train station is serviced by the Circle, District and Victoria lines of the tube, and mainline rail services. If you have arrived by tube, head up into the mainline station concourse. Exit the main concourse via exit 2 and turn right. Walk for 1 minute onto Bridge Place, and you’ll see the Double Tree by Hilton Victoria hotel on your left.

Where is the bus/guide?

We will be coming from our first pickup and depending on traffic may arrive slightly early, bang on time, or a couple of minutes late. Please be ready and waiting outside the hotel, and look for a small white Mercedes bus that has “The English Bus” written all over it.

Arriving on foot

The hotel is on Bridge Place, a road that runs down the south east side of Victoria station. If you are staying in the Victoria, Pimlico or Westminster area (or even further afield), you might like a stroll to meet us in the morning. Click the link above for Google maps and to check directions.