Located in east London, just under 9 miles from the centre of the capital, Barking is a town that, until the middle of the 19th century, used to be a fishing port. Fast forward to the modern day and it’s now a thriving area with lots of restaurants, bars and good shopping too.
Barking isn’t the most famous part of London but its recent regeneration project has meant that it’s a very contemporary and vibrant part of the city.
If it’s retail therapy you crave, the huge Lakeside Thurrock shopping complex is just a short drive away, 11 miles down the A13. Guaranteed to satisfy any keen shopper, there’s all the big names under one roof with just under 250 retail units on site.
The night life in Barking is relaxed but there’s no shortage of places to go. There’s plenty of eateries and bars, and if you want to enjoy a play or performance, The Broadway Theatre has a great programme of events.
For a touch of culture, Eastbury Manor is top of the list. A National Trust site, the Manor dates back to 1573 and features a brick built house and gardens. However, there are little surprises around every corner such as the wall paintings depicting a fishing scene which were created around the 17th century. With exposed timbers, an original oak staircase and a cobbled courtyard, it’s a delightful way to spend an afternoon.
Our coach and minibus operators know Barking well. Here are some popular coach pick up locations to inspire your trip:
Barking Underground Station
Barking Abbey Grounds
Eastbury Manor House
Coach Hire Barking
If you’re planning on visiting Barking and want to enjoy your time rather than spend it crammed on public transport or trying to navigate around unfamiliar streets, take a look at our affordable bus hire.
We have a range of different providers that offer a wide selection of models including executive coaches, double deckers and smaller minibuses too.
Choosing coach hire or minibus hire gives you the opportunity to really enjoy your time in the capital without having to worry about your itinerary or schedule. Having your own bus, either big or small, means you can plan your schedule based on what you want to do rather than what public transport dictates.
Our coaches offer far more than simply convenience though as they’re packed with comfort features such as an onboard bathroom, aircon and even WiFi. Discover a new way to travel around Barking and really make the most of every moment.
Barking Minibus Hire
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If you find a quote you like, you simply contact the provider directly and proceed with the booking. Bus and coach travel with a reliable provider really can be that easy when you use our network.