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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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Grandchildren loved it

The grandchildren loved it, a big red double decker bus what could be better. From what we could see they don't take money anymore, we had brought day tickets, £12.50 each for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Alan D
Worcester, United Kingdom
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Essex UK
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loads of routes and regular, reasonable prices. Traffic at a standstill on Feb 21, had to get off and walk. Missed our slot at an attraction. Staff mainly helpful.

Thank 62MARY62
Worcester, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The grandchildren loved it, a big red double decker bus what could be better. From what we could see they don't take money anymore, we had brought day tickets, £12.50 each for the day, letting us use all London transport, but some getting on paid with contactless cards, but needed one each. Great day out for all of us.

Thank Alan D
Coventry, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

London buses have got it right, no money changes hands ! They do concession passes, oyster cards, weekly and monthly cards and even contactless payment on debit card. The new buses have 3 entry and exit points with card terminals everywhere so you get on and use your card, great. If you get on and pay by contactless debit card... More 

Thank lizmutch
Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Most economic and effective way to do sight seeing in london. Maximum ticket price capped at 4.5 pounds per day. Modern double decker buses which can provide good view of the city.

Thank KKVasanth
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
Level Contributor
771 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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123 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

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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131 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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