The meeting point for our tours is the Mercure London Kensington Hotel. Located in west London, the hotel is less than 10 minutes walking distance from Earls Court station, which can be accessed via both the Piccadilly (dark blue) and District (green) lines of the London Underground. The hotel is easily reached from central London or if you are travelling in from Heathrow airport. Earls Court is an accommodation hub, and there are many hotels in the area. Anyone travelling with GO-tours may choose to stay at the Mercure Kensington Hotel, and will receive a discounted rate for any stays.

Mercure Kensington Hotel Lobby

The morning of departure

On the morning of departure we will meet you in the hotel lobby, which is part of the main entrance of the hotel. We kindly ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time of your tour.

When you arrive, let reception know that you’re travelling with GO-tours and they’ll help you with anything you need. You’ll find ample seating in the main communal area, both inside and outside, where you can sit while you wait for your Driver-Guide to arrive. The hotel has tea & coffee and toilet facilities which guests may use.

Those arriving early can have breakfast at the hotel, with the Mercure Kensington offering a discounted breakfast rate for those travelling with GO-tours. If your time is limited, the hotel also offer a ‘grab & go’ continental-style takeaway breakfast, again at a discounted rate for GO-tours guests.


GO-tours Meeting Point Map


includes free breakfast & luggage storage

Should I stay here?

For anyone requiring accommodation for any part of their stay in London, GO-tours guests have access to discounted rates at the Mercure Kensington Hotel. Prices fluctuate, and for the best possible rates be sure to adjust your check-in & check-out times. Room sizes at the Mercure Kensington are standard for a hotel in central London, but please be aware that any rooms described as small are just that! If you require plenty of space we recommend booking an ‘Executive’ room. To make a reservation at the Mercure Kensington Hotel, click the ‘Book With Discount’ button.

Luggage storage: Anyone staying at the hotel will have free access to the hotel luggage store, and will be able to leave luggage behind whilst travelling on tour. For those wishing to store luggage whilst on tour who are not staying at the hotel there will be a small charge.

Nearby London Attractions

Earls Court is one of London’s main accommodation hubs, and there are many hotels in this area. Its location in means the area is ideal for those travelling into the heart of central London; with the following sites less than 15 minutes away on the London Underground:

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Buckingham Palace

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Trafalgar Square

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Piccadilly Circus

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Big Ben

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Houses of Parliament

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Westminster Abbey

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London Eye

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Oxford Street

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West End Theatre District

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Covent Garden

The Hotel Mercure London Kensington is located in the Royal borough of Chelsea and Kensington; ideally located to explore London’s most famous sites. The above places are all easily accessible on the London Underground, but within a 15 minute walking distance you’ll find more of London’s best known attractions including: the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, the Natural History, Science and V&A museums and the famous department store Harrods.