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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
Phone Number: +44 343 222 1234
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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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First use of the buses in London

I have just recently used the buses in London for the first time, the bus stop was clean and tidy, well signposted, the driver was helpful and friendly and confirmed I was on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why bother with expensive tour buses when all you need to spend is £4:50 a day due to TfL's daily capping policy, hop on and off to your hearts content. My own recommendations would be routes 9, 11, and 24. Do 24 on a Sunday and visit Camden Lock Market in full swing.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have just recently used the buses in London for the first time, the bus stop was clean and tidy, well signposted, the driver was helpful and friendly and confirmed I was on the right bus, easy contactless payment using my debit card. Helpful member of London transport also on the bus, so helped me with directions to my required... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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200 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Sitting in the front seat on the second floor of the doubledecker bus gives you an excellent opportunity to admire London's changing architectural scenery. Though the building regulations are strict in Britain houses seem to have been built, and still are, haphazardly wherever there was space. The combination of old, new, low and high buildings makes the landscape vivid and... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stayed at the Travelodge in Waterloo. Buses run every few minutes to lots of destinations from just opposite the hotel. We travelled to Camden town, Marble Arch and Euston on this visit, but have used them to go to other places. You just use your Oyster card so no need to worry about having change. Stops are plentiful and... More 

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Malaysia
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94 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I would prefer using this than the underground.. Inexpensive and easy to use if you got the Oyster Card.. Just, they should provide a map for the bus lines to make it easy for the tourists..

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Thank jjinimm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to use and easy to find your way around. A good way to see the sights too! I don't enjoy the tube so decided to use the buses on my last visit to London. They are easy to use, you just need a contactless card or oyster and are cheap.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

If I am in central London I use the underground and or walk; however, if I am showing someone around London, I do like to use the bus (as well) as it is a good way to sightsee at the same time and ok for getting around but in traffic not ideal. It is cheaper than taking a hop-on-hop-off bus... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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397 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Perched on the upper deck of any London Bus is an inexpensive way to see the city. The bus and tram tickets are reasonably priced.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you dont want go on the underground you can buy a bus and tram ticket for only 5 pounds this last all day on all the buses not the open top ones you also use them on the Croydon trams as well This is a really good deal but is not well advertised.

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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