P & J Ellis Ltd. provide luxurious and comfortable coach transportation for tour groups wishing to visit some of the most popular tourist destinations in and near London. In our new style blog feature we’ll take a look at some great day-trip destinations for visitors who want to get the most out of their time in London.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle has been the family home of British monarchs for more than 900 years. It is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. A visit to the beautiful castle to see the State Apartments is not to be missed. If you’re lucky you might get to see the Changing the Guard ceremony. Another Windsor highlight is St. George’s Chapel, where many Royal Weddings have taken place. Windsor is only 25 miles (under an hour) from Central London.

Overseas tour groups often like to visit Windsor as an add-on after a half day of sightseeing in London. We’re happy to arrange your coach transportation.


The historic city of Oxford is known as the City of Dreaming Spires, and is home to Britain’s oldest and most prestigious university, which dates from the 11th century. Highlights include Oxford Castle, Hertford Bridge and The Radcliffe Camera (a building, not a camera!). The city also hosts The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Britain’s oldest public museum. Walking around the colleges (there are 45 in total) and charming back streets offers fantastic photo opportunities. If you have time, maybe go on a river cruise or try your hand at punting on the River Cherwell. Many scenes from the Harry Potter movies were shot in Oxford.

Oxford is 62 miles from London – about 90 minutes in one of our luxury Mercedes or Volvo coaches. If you’re interested in longer tours to The Cotswolds, we can provide coach transportation services for these as well. A combined Cotswolds and Oxford itinerary is very popular with tour groups. Some groups also like to combine a visit to Oxford with a shopping trip to the designer outlets at nearby Bicester Village.


The world famous University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, is the highlight of this city. The university is made up of 31 colleges and there are a huge range of tours and walks available. Cambridge is a lovely city to stroll around in, with places of interest almost everywhere you look. Among the most famous buildings are King’s College Chapel, Cavendish Laboratory and the Cambridge University Library, which is one of the largest legal deposit libraries in the world. Visitors also enjoy the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, The Fitzwilliam Museum and going punting on the River Cam.


This historic riverside town is a very popular tourist destination, being the birthplace and burial place of the world famous playwright and poet William Shakespeare. Visitors can take in plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the town. Another famous attraction here is Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, a beautiful 500 year old cottage where Shakespeare courted his future wife. Stratford-upon-Avon is just over 100 miles (2 hours) from London by coach.


Bath is the only UK city designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most famous attraction here is the Roman Baths, which date back to AD43. It is a very walkable city, full of architectural masterpieces such as The Royal Crescent and The Circus. The most famous resident of Bath was Jane Austen and you can learn all about her at the Jane Austen Centre.

Bath is 115 miles (around 2.5 hours) from Central London by coach. Many tour groups like to do a combined Stonehenge and Bath day tour.

P & J Ellis Ltd. – for all your tour group coach transport needs in London

We specialise in providing ground transportation services for overseas tour groups by luxury coach to and from London’s airports. We also offer coach services for tour groups wishing to visit the top tourist destinations and attractions in London and beyond.

We hope this blog has given you some ideas about the wonderful day tours and excursions which can easily be arranged from London by coach.

For any tour itinerary you have in mind please contact us today. We’d be delighted to help you with your coach transportation requirements.

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