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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
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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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TfL timemachines working just fine!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Stephen B
Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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123 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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380 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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130 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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755 reviews
335 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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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220 reviews
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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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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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