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Our History

Founded in 1958, Clarkes of London’s first priority as a coach company was providing reliable transport for the local community at exceptional value.

We have developed with the times, ensuring that we are able to offer you the perfect transport solution to fit your requirements, no matter how big or small. From our very first Bedford OB to our new Irizar i8 Luxury coaches, we have always believed in offering our customers the exceptional service and attention to detail that they deserve. In our 60 years of service, we have been awarded with some prestigious industry awards, including the Route One Large Coach Operator of the Year UK award 4 times.
Clarkes of London are committed to Driving out Harm and Safety is one of our key five values and the company has recently been recognised externally for our on-going commitment to safety, for which we have been awarded with the prestigious Sword of Honour safety award by the BSC – British Safety Council
Part of

Established in late 2018, The Kings Ferry Group consists of some of the UK’s leading private coach hire and day trip providers: The Kings Ferry, Clarkes of London, Stewarts Coaches and Woods Coaches.

As part of The Kings Ferry and National Express Groups’, we are able to access our UK wide depots, enabling us to provide coach hire, anytime, any where across the UK.

Part of
Every year the UK’s favourite coach hire network carries more than 16 million passengers safely and comfortably across England, Scotland and Wales. National Express consistently provides comfortable and convenient coach hire at great value for money. Since joining the National Express Group and generating fantastic partnerships with group members, we have been able to offer reliable coach hire across the UK – so no matter where you are based, we are able to provide you with a high quality transport solution.

Meet the team


Our board of directors include industry professionals with numerous years of experience, enabling us to develop our growth within the market and continue to provide you, our valued customers with safe, reliable and exceptional value coach hire no matter your requirements.


Our Operations team are on hand 24/7 to answer any queries with regards to your coach hire and support our drivers whilst they are delivering you that excellent Clarkes of London service. Their exceptional knowledge and experience within the industry along with their excellent management and logistical skills enable the smooth day to day running of both our commuter coach and private coach hire services.

Dedicated Account Managers

Your first port of call for your private coach hire enquiry and the person that will be with you every step of the way. When you enquire for coach hire with Clarkes of London, you are designated a professional and friendly dedicated Account Manager who will oversee your booking from initial enquiry, throughout your hire through to the end of your coach hire journey. With a wealth of expert knowledge on coach hire, our Account Managers are able to provide you with exceptional customer service, providing you with the perfect coach hire solution to meet all of your requirements so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your Clarkes of London experience.


Our professional and highly experience drivers go through a tough selection procedure to ensure they are the perfect fit for our coach hire services. We make sure that their personality ensures customers receive the kind of care and attention to detail they deserve. When new drivers join us, they are already qualified with a PCV license, however upon joining our company they must undergo a stringent introduction programme to bring them up to the Clarkes of London standards of both safety and customer care. Our knowledgeable and friendly drivers are also fully DBS checked, so you are safe in the knowledge that you will receive an excellent service giving your complete peace of mind.

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