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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
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+44 343 222 1234

One of the largest bus networks in the world, with around 8,500 vehicles in...

One of the largest bus networks in the world, with around 8,500 vehicles in the fleet, 50 bus stations and 19,500 bus stops.

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A good network of buses

We use the buses occasionally while in London. I find the bus network, routes and frequency to be amongst the best I have seen in Europe. Also the company invest in improving the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Manama, Bahrain
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Manama, Bahrain
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514 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We use the buses occasionally while in London. I find the bus network, routes and frequency to be amongst the best I have seen in Europe. Also the company invest in improving the buses with the latest addition of the new generation buses which are worth nearly GBP 300K

Thank Al3alawi
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771 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

40 years ago the bus look more square and there is s rear entry . There was conductor on board too Today the buses look more rounded . Still double decker but only front entry . No more cash transaction hence purchase of Oyster card from any ticket machines in London Underground station is essential before board . Also note... More 

Thank Happy258
Jasper National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're going to ride the bus in London, make sure you have an Oyster Card or that your debit or credit card has the automatic tap feature, AKA "contactless". You should have a separate card for each person, as apparently you cannot pay for two people using the same card. What do people with families do? I dunno. You... More 

Thank 75Dee
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Catch some nostalgia by the bucket by catching a Routemaster and travel back in time to London fifty years ago. The "clippy" with a card reader looked a bit odd but this one had the friendly patter to delight and help the amazed foreign visitors. Now let us get on with putting all of those telephone boxes back.

Thank Stephen B
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127 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was raining heavily and we needed to get from Trafalgar Square area to the Aldwych. We chose to take the next number 15 that came along. We were delighted when that bus turned out to be a restored Tourmaster. London buses have restored a few of them to run on certain routes and we got on this one. It... More 

Thank Billy B
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Several times now I've visited London and just got on a bus, no planning or anything. Just hopped on the first bus that arrived at the stop and got off either somewhere on the route or at its destination. I've chatted to some interesting people and seen some interesting places. I've never felt unsafe being a lone woman on a... More 

Thank Ruth L
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423 reviews
297 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

It's not only a mode of public transportation. For me, it's a tourist attraction in itw own right. I so love these classic icons of London- and they are everywhere all over the massive metropolis of millions of people. And riding it is so faun- even if you are going nowhere in particular. Of course go upstairs and sit in... More 

Thank Buc_Haish
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We purchased the Oyster travel card prior to leaving the States and had them mailed to us. Upon arrival we started using them on the London Buses without incident. The card can also be used in the Tube, train etc The buses run pretty regularly. Just be aware during heavy traffic times they too get caught up- plan accordingly. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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834 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Cannot beat travelling around London on the top deck of a red London bus. Very slow way to travel but gives you time to take in the sights.

Thank PHE22
St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Cannot fault the buses as they are great for getting about but bear in mind the traffic. You cannot pay by cash but it in't a problem as most people have a contactless payment debit card nowadays and if not you can easily buy an oyster card or a travel card and use either of those. Personally I used my... More 

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