My wife and I just returned from a nine night tour with Gate1 Travel. the tour was the Affordable Britain tour which started and ended in London.
We spent the first two and last nights in London at the Melia White House hotel near Regents park. The hotel is in a great location near three Tube stops and several bus routes. Lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. The hotel is beautifully maintained although the rooms are very small and basically accommodate a king size bed and desk.
All hotels were comfortable, clean and enjoyable. The tour manager, Ann was outstanding. We have taken many tours in Europe (including several from Gate 1) and Ann was one of the best we ever encountered. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and incredibly well organized. The trip went off without a hitch and she was always there to answer questions, guide us and inform us about places to see and restaurants to visit. We could not have asked for anything more.
The price for the package is unbeatable and almost all sightseeing is included. Only one optional tour, at extra cost, was offered and no others were needed. The tour was that inclusive. We have no reservation recommending this tour.