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“You'll be seeing red!”
Review of London Buses

London Buses
Ranked #278 of 1,611 things to do in London
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Owner description: 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.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“You'll be seeing red!”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

These big, bright, old fashioned buses are as much a part of London as the black hackney cabs, or the pigeons of Trafalgar Square. They are a fun way to get about, if a little slower than by tube.

The design was carefully thought out. They are narrow, so can easily navigate the maze of streets in central London. They also have a very low centre of gravity, so are particularly stable.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“Nostalgic trip around London”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

We made a visit to london and decided to ride on the routemasters with our travelcards, great experience of london yesteryear :-)

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Cool Way To Enjoy London!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Don't use London Underground all the time. Try bus for a change. If you're in London, try the Routemaster bus 9 and 15. It's the perfect sight-seeing vehicle. It's the old double-decker bus. Hop in and out from the back of the bus! Cost £1.25 if you’re using Oyster card. Just a little word of warning... it can be hot on summer. Still we enjoyed our Routemaster bus ride tremendously.

Visited May 2012
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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“Sightseeing on the cheap”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

When going to London this is one of my favourite things to do. Especially when my feet get tired from all the walking and I need a break. What I'll do is I'll walk up to the nearest bus stop and pick the longest route by a Routemaster bus. I'll touch in with my oyster card hop on it and find a place at the upper deck, preferably the front row :) This way I've seen quite a bit of the city and because your Oystercard has a daily price cap it can never cost you more than that. (Bus daily price cap currently £4.20)

The Routemasters are in general comfortable and have skilled drivers. The stops are announced by an automated system and by a digital sign on the ground deck. Although almost all Routemasters are replaced by the modern ones, the older ones continue to run on heritage routes as bus number 9 and 15.

Visited August 2012
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“It's a Great British institution.”
Reviewed April 24, 2012 via mobile

The Routemaster buses are great for a nostalgic trip on the bus numbers 9 & 11.
I haven't been on one for years,but they were always great fun compared to the normal buses.A bit dangerous though the way people just get on & off them in between bus stops & they don't have any step free access for the disabled or people with pushchairs.

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