Stratford Coach Hire takes the stress out of travel. From Piccadilly Circus to Piccadilly Gardens; Hyde Park to Headingley; or Westminster to West Lothian, we'll get you there safely - and make your journey a pleasure, not a chore.
Like many firms, COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the way we do business. In line with other firms in the industry, we are continuing to trade, with the appropriate social distancing measures in place. We are currently operating a reduced fleet in order to allow for deep cleaning and ensure a fallow period between vehicle use, and many of our administrative staff are working from home. Our drivers are being regularly tested, and wear masks and gloves at all times. We thank you for your patience and co-operation at this difficult time.
Stratford Coach Hire was established in 1989. A lot has changed since then - the Berlin Wall has fallen, the UK's had seven prime ministers (correct at time of writing) and phones went from being something you store on a table to something you put in your pocket! Throughout all of that, we've been here hiring out coaches and minibuses from our depot near Wembley, and impressing customers and passengers alike with our high standards of customer service.
Back in 1989, our founder, Jane Richardson, had a vision: minibus and coach hire shouldn't be a miserable experience. She was sick of how complicated it was to book vehicles, how variable the safety standards seemed to be, and how unpleasant they were to be inside for a prolonged period. She knew it didn't have to be that way, and set out to change coach and minibus hire for the better. Her vision was condensed into three words: safety, simplicity, style. This became our mantra, and it seems to have proven a successful vision - we recently celebrated our 30th anniversary!
We're a family-owned coach hire and minibus hire business, and this drives our whole approach. We provide a service with the personal touch, and our team always go out of their way to meet our customers' needs. You can count on us to be reliable and trustworthy- our friendly drivers have been with us for an average of eight years.
Safety is our number one priority, because we want to give you peace of mind. All of our vehicles are fitted with three-point seatbelts, and are inspected for mechanical faults before every journey. They undergo regular maintenance, and if something is wrong, the vehicle does not return to the road until it is fixed. Our vehicles are also tracked at all times for extra security.
Where your vehicle hire includes a driver, we hold them to the highest standards. Our drivers have an average of 20 years' experience. They all hold clean driving licences, and have undergone enhanced DBS checks. Not only does this mean they will get you to your destination safely and professionally, it also means they can work with children - making Stratford Coach Hire the perfect firm for your school trips. Our insurance fully covers our vehicles, drivers, and passengers.
Your comfort is important to us - our high specification vehicles offer a premium travel experience, at a fraction of the price. There's nothing worse than being stuck inside a stuffy bus, on those rare sunny days, sweating your entire body weight - that's why all of our vehicles are air conditioned. We don't believe in cramming in as many seats as we can - instead, we prioritise legroom so that even the tallest of passengers can sit in comfort, even for extended periods.
In addition, all seats have arm rests, individual lighting, and USB charging points. Our larger vehicles have toilets so that nobody needs to worry about being caught short on those long journeys. The whole vehicle is cleaned after every trip - they're shiny on the outside, and hygienic on the inside, for your comfort. You will arrive at your destination in style.
Thanks to wide variety of vehicles that make up our 30-strong fleet, we will have a vehicle that meets your requirements. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with groups of all sizes - whether you need a minibus or coach for Scout trips, school residentials or organised tours, we've got you covered. We may even have had a few football teams aboard our buses in our time! Our vehicles are the perfect environment to make long-lasting memories - as we see it, the journey is jas important as the destination.
Accessibility is really important to us at Stratford Coach Hire & Minibus Hire - we want our passengers to be able to enjoy our vehicles in comfort, whether they're able-bodied or not. We recently invested two wheelchair accessible coaches, and a further three wheelchair accessible minibuses for our disabled passengers. If you'd like to speak more about accessibility arrangements with one of our team, get in touch now and we'll discuss how we can best meet your group's needs.
We care passionately about protecting the environment. We only use non-toxic cleaning products, and are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. All of our vehicles are limited to 50mps, and they are fully compliant with Euro VI air pollution standards.