London’s iconic Red Buses are not only an enjoyable way of travelling around the capital, they can also be excellent value for money. London Transport’s fleet of over 7000 vehicles criss-cross the city (many 24 hours) ensuring the wait for the next bus is rarely more than just a few minutes.
TLCG has selected it’s favourite Bus routes that capture the essence of the great city for the visitor.
Hop on the No.11 outside Victoria Station and take in the famous sites of Westminster. See Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament (including Big Ben) on your way into the ancient City of London* to visit Sir Christopher Wren’s superb St Paul’s Cathedral. Return on the No.11 and stop off to sample the entertainment in Covent Garden, or join the crowds in popular Trafalgar Square.
No.11 Highlights No.11 Route
Sit back and relax on the No. 14 as you pass Piccadilly Circus, The Ritz Hotel and world famous Harrods department store, on your way to visit London’s famous Museums in Kensington. Take the No.14 on your return visit and stop off in the vibrant West End and have dinner in bustling ChinaTown, or catch one of the numerous shows in London’s famous Theatre district.
No.14 Highlights No.14 Route
Like The Beatles? Pick up the No.139 from outside Waterloo Station and cross the river Thames heading for Lords (the home of Cricket) and Abbey Road Recording Studios with adjacent pedestrian crossing made famous by the Fab Four. On your return, stop off at Baker Street Station for popular Madame Tussauds, Beatles London Store or the adjacent Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street. Retail therapy can also be had on this journey, as both Oxford Street and Regent Street are passed as the 139 makes it’s way back towards lively Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.
No.139 Highlights No.139 Route
Take the No.15 from outside Charing Cross Station and make your way along the busy Strand towards the City of London*. This Heritage Route bus takes you through the old city to the World Heritage Site of The Tower of London. If you’ve avoided the executioners axe, why not hop back on the No.15 bus again outside the tower and continue on to Aldgate East Station. Here you can take one of the regular evening guided walks to discover the streets of Jack the Ripper’s London. Popular Brick Lane is also found here, London’s Curry restaurant area.
No.15 Highlights No.15 Route
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