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London Buses

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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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Use the bus!

If I could give any potential visitor to London one piece of advice it would be to use the bus, not the tube. The tube is overcrowded and claustrophobic. The bus is cheaper... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katie B
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If I could give any potential visitor to London one piece of advice it would be to use the bus, not the tube. The tube is overcrowded and claustrophobic. The bus is cheaper, easier (especially with children) and much more pleasant. They go absolutely everywhere and it such a lovely way to see London. I've often gone past somewhere interesting,... More 

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Thank Katie B
Hastings, United Kingdom
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850 reviews
514 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love using these, more than the Tube as you get to see London as it goes by. You can get a bus to pretty much anywhere and the upgraded bus stops make it easy to know how long you'll be waiting until the one you want turns up. Just wish it was easy to get hold of a map giving... More 

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Thank MrsBsTravels
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally when in London I use underground but was advised to try the buses. So on leaving kings cross made our way to the appropriate stop the bus soon arrived and once on conveyed us to trafalgar square in comfort also seeing places you never see underground it also seemed just as quick. Over the easter weekend we travelled on... More 

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Thank Stephen E
London, United Kingdom
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927 reviews
421 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service with routes unlike the underground serving all of South East London. Very good service despite traffic issues.

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Thank PHE22
Hastings, United Kingdom
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753 reviews
456 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The London Buses are a great way to get around in the worlds greatest city and if you go onto the top deck then you will get a great view when travelling Make sure that you have an Oyster Card before you get onto the bus as that is the only way to pay and can be bought from a... More 

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Thank streakey
Hyde, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

London buses are great, you see lots of places you wouldn't see from the underground. BUT there's no bus map available, so how do you plan your journey? There are maps on the bus stops of where each bus from that stop is going, but you cannot plan your outing from your hotel room. I have an old map, but... More 

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Thank WendyR131
Swindon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

As a hater of public transport I am unbelievably impressed with TFL and it's bus service. For a nominal sum of £1.50 myself and the wife traveled from Paddington station to Greenwich with no fuss or arguments between us. The drawback is time but if you're not in a hurry not only do you travel cheaply but you get to... More 

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Thank Richard J
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

When we traveled, the Underground stations we needed were often under construction. The double decker buses were a wonderful (albeit slower) way to travel and see the city. Service was frequent and efficient, buses seemed clean and well maintained. Lots of fun. Just be mindful of your stops. But if you go further than intended- that's half the fun. At... More 

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Thank Perry B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

They're everywhere in London, just like Bentleys and AMG S Class Mercs, only cheaper. Hop on and off at any bus stop, just remember to pay the driver and don't sit in the priority seat (unless you actually need it). Happy travelling!!!

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Thank jwmarriott2017
Essex UK
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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.

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