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VIP Offer

VIP Offer

Want to add that extra bit of class and style to your VIP coach hire? We have a luxurious offer available!

Enquire for a VIP booking and you will receive not one but TWO FREE bottles of Champagne* - the perfect start to your journey with The Kings Ferry.

Simply enter/quote voucher code ‘VIP45’ upon enquiry to receive your two complimentary bottles of bubbly – then sit back, relax and enjoy!

VIP offer available for a limited time only.

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*Terms and Conditions Apply

Offer only available if the Voucher code ‘VIP45’ is used when enquiring. Offer available to bookings with a VIP vehicle only. 2 bottles per vehicle. Bottles will be placed on hired vehicle on the day of travel. Not available for existing quotations. Not available to tariff or contracted customer bookings.

Coach Driver Career Roadmap

When you become a coach driver within The Kings Ferry Group, it’s not just a career you are signing up for, it’s to be part of a family. 

Our people are at the core of our business and are the focus of some of our key vision and values. Each person receives ongoing support throughout their entire career with The Kings Ferry Group. We provide further training, assessments and other opportunities within the business to everyone. 
 
There are two starting points available for drivers; if you already have a PCV licence you get to skip ahead and start straight on the commuter services. If you don’t have a PCV licence you can enrol on to our brand new Driver Training Academy. As a Trainee we will teach you all you need to know about becoming a fully-fledged coach driver. 
 

Being a Coach Driver with The Kings Ferry Group can lead you anywhere. Click on the banner below to see where your journey can take you…
 

Coach Driver Career Roadmap
 
From being a Trainee in our Driver Training Academy to receiving VIP status and performing at the highest level, a career as a coach driver with The Kings Ferry Group is like no other. 
 
With such a diversity of work and a range of choices, there is a role for everyone. It’s our job to ensure we put the right people in the right places to allow them to reach their potential.
 

Life beyond a Coach Driver…

 
A career as a coach driver doesn’t have to be restricted to the road. We have office based roles available to drivers who are looking for a break from behind the wheel. You can start as a Duty Controller and get promoted all the way up to Management. 
 
There’s no need to feel confined to one depot either. Whether you are a driver or working in the office, we are open to cross company opportunities. As a Group and part of National Express, we have depots in; Gillingham (Kent), Dover, London, Reading, Leicester, Birmingham and Heathrow. 
 

Are you ready to start your career with The Kings Ferry Group? 

 
If you are new to coach driving and haven’t got your PCV licence yet, find out about joining our Driver Training Academy, click here for more details.
 
If you already have your PCV licence and would like more information on what it’s like to work for The Kings Ferry Group and details on how to apply, click here for more information.
 

 

Partying in the Capital: where to go

London’s nightlife scene is one of the best in the world. With such a diverse culture in the capital, it brings with it a whole host of new, exciting experiences from across the globe.

From ball pit bars and ping-pong tournaments to traditional British pubs and secret underground speakeasies, you are sure to have a great night out when visiting one of these incredible London hotspots… 
 

Shoreditch

Shoreditch, London
 
Shoreditch is the creative hub of London’s East End. Known for its hip pubs, colourful street art and legendary nightclubs, Shoreditch is bursting with young creatives and trendsetters. This lively neighbourhood has a fantastic nightlife scene.
 
From ping-pong tournaments and gastropubs to cocktail bars and rooftop terraces, a night out in Shoreditch is certainly unique. 
 
Home to one of the best cocktail bars in the world, Happiness Forgets is a secret underground speakeasy bar that serves legendary cocktails in a candle-lit basement. It’s definitely worth a visit.
 

Camden Town

Camden Town, London
 
Known for its alternative vibe, Camden Town is famed for its bustling markets, live music scene and street performers. Taste your way around the world at Camden Market sampling delicacies or stroll through the streets gazing up at the amazing street art. 
 
Camden is a hot spot for tourists, teenagers and punks. You’ll find everything in Camden, from cultural restaurants and free comedy clubs to iconic pubs and soulful live bands.  
 
The biggest pub in Europe also lies on the streets of this alternative town. The Worlds End is Camden’s most popular pub and serves brilliant locally brewed beers. 
 

Brixton

Brixton Jazz
 
Brixton is a lively, multicultural area in South London infused with Afro-Caribbean heritage. With such a diverse culture, Brixton is full of international flavours brought to you from pop-ups and restaurants. 
 
Brixton is a hotspot for musicians, live DJs and stand-up comics. Its brilliant nightlife scene has something for everyone, from reggae and drum ‘n’ bass to Afrobeats and old school hip-hop. Music-lovers can enjoy late night beats from the infamous Brixton Academy and Hootananny. 
 
For soulful partying, The Blues Kitchen is the place to be. Dance the night away to blues and disco tunes while sipping on exotic bourbon cocktails. The Blue Kitchen also dishes up flavours of the Deep South to complement its blues vibe.
 

Party the night away…

 
Discover London’s best nightlife scenes without the worry of getting there and back. Coach hire to London is convenient and cheaper than you think. 
 
Every great journey starts here!
 
 

Destination Unknown

The UK is full of rich culture and history in every corner. From seaside towns to medieval cities, there is a place for everyone when travelling around Britain. 

We’ve compiled a list of our 5 best places to visit in the UK;
 

Bath

 
Bath City
 
Best time to go: July – August
 
The World Heritage City of Bath is oozing with rich history and culture. Famed for its ancient Roman Baths, visitors can enjoy a dip in Britain’s only natural thermal waters. The history lesson doesn’t stop there, the impressive Bath Abbey dates back to the 7th century and was a former Benedictine monastery. Jane Austen was also a prominent figure in Bath, the city was at the heart of her life and works, visitors can explore this in the Jane Austen Centre. 
 

Inverness 

Inverness Loch Ness Scotland
 
Best time to go: April – September
 
Explore the largest city in the Scottish Highlands. Stroll through the 19th-century Victorian Market, marvel at the stunning Cathedral in Old Town and enjoy breath-taking views of the River Ness from Inverness Castle. Discover the extraordinary Loch Ness, a 23-mile long lake, home to the legendary Loch Ness monster. Will you catch a glimpse of the infamous mythical creature?
 

Oxford

Oxford, England, Places to visit in the UK
 
Best time to go: July – August
 
Nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold, Oxford revolves around its prestigious university. The stunning 12th century medieval architecture in the city centre is what draws visitors to the city again and again. When you’re not gazing up at the incredible buildings, many opt for a relaxing punt along the river in flat-bottom riverboats. 
 

Brighton

Brighton Pier, England
 
Best time to go: May – August
 
Brighton is a lively coastal town with plenty of things to do for everyone. Brighton’s iconic pier is a great place to start, it’s full of arcades and thrilling rides. If you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle, The Lanes alleyways are known for its antique shops, quaint cafes and traditional British pubs. Brighton has an incredible arts scene and a colourful nightlife scene popular with parties. 
 

Cardiff

Cardiff, Wales, Places to visit in the UK
 
Best time to go: June – August
 
Cardiff is Wales’ capital city and has the largest population in the country. It’s a friendly city with a fantastic indie food scene, intimate gigs and a spectacular city-centre castle. The beautiful bay of Cardiff is almost six-miles long, with many fantastic places to shop, dine and explore, it’s the perfect place to discover the best of Wales. 
 

Make this summer one to remember… 

 
Explore what the UK has to offer and stop off at some fantastic unknown destinations along the way. Kickstart your summer with The Kings Ferry.
 
Every great journey starts here!
 
 

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