Situated on the north bank of the Thames and 20 miles to the east of Central London, Grays is a town within the county of Essex.
Grays has been strongly linked to port and river activity for centuries, dating back to when Samuel Pepys documented buying fresh fish from the local fishermen in 1665. Port activity still dominates the town with the economy based on the river, the wharf and related industries. The Port of London encompasses a wider area but also includes Grays in its waterline.
The Derby Road Bridge provides magnificent views over the river from Grays, including Thurrock Yacht Club and Grays Beach. Not really a beach in the truest sense, Grays Beach is a giant play area with an oversized sandpit.
As well as a place for children to play, Grays Beach is also the historical site of The Gull. This is a lightship which was originally built in 1860 but has been ashore for decades and has now fallen into disrepair.
For those who enjoy history, there’s a number of sites to visit including the Thurrock History Museum. With more than 250,000 years of the area captured in exhibits the museum has in excess of 1500 exhibits including prehistoric tools, mammoths and medieval finds.
If you’re a lover of retail therapy, you’re in luck. Not only does Grays have its own decent shopping centre with outlets from all the big names, Lakeside Thurrock is only a couple of miles away. With one of the largest collection of shops in Europe alongside a multiscreen cinema, Lakeside is a huge attraction for anyone who likes to shop.
Our coach and minibus operators know Grays well. Here are some popular coach pick up locations to inspire your trip:
The Bull Thurrock
98 Dock Road
Grays Beach Riverside Park
West Thurrock Way
Grays Coach Hire
Lying close to the Dartford Tunnel and the M25, Grays offers excellent access by road. Sidestepping all the hassle of public transport, our network of coach operators provide an affordable and comfortable service for group travel.
There are lots of attractions around Grays, and having your own transport means you can make the most of every minute you have available. With your own schedule, you can arrive and leave when you choose without having to wait around.
Our coach hire services are available in a range of size from 16-seat smaller buses to large double-decker transport for bigger groups. Executive and luxury options are available with amenities which include air-con, onboard toilets, WiFi and recliner seats.
All of this comfort comes with a surprisingly low price tag, making it an affordable option that’s perfect for large groups.
Minibus Hire Grays
Our coach hire operators can cater for groups of all sizes and can accommodate special requests where needed. To get a price based on your requirements, just fill in your details online and we’ll have up to four quotes to you straight away.
We provide a no-hassle service so it’s up to you whether you choose to go and ahead and book. You’ll be able to contact the operators directly with no middle-man, making it simple and straightforward.
Our goal is to source trusted coach hire services and connect you by providing a quote, saving you from having to scour the market individually.