Victoria coach station

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Victoria coach station

 
Victoria coach station central towerVictoria coach station is located on Buckingham Palace Road, where the medieval village of Ebury once stood. Built in 1932 in art deco style, it is London’s principal terminus for coach services.

The archi­tects were Wallis, Gilbert and Partners, who designed several imposing concrete struc­tures in the London area between the wars, including the Hoover factory.

Beginning with the London Coastal Coaches consortium, the coach station was owned and managed by various private, then nation­alised, then dereg­u­lated coach companies until it was trans­ferred to London Transport in 1988, passing to Transport for London in 2000.

The station nowadays supports all forms of coach activ­ities, including scheduled express and commuter services, day trips, coach holidays and private hire. The ticket hall is open daily from 7am to 10pm.

You can get a coach from here to most cities in Britain and many in contin­ental Europe.