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"London buses" Public Buses Tip by Britannia2

Public Buses, London: 180 reviews and 204 photos

  London bus near Kings Cross
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  • London bus near Kings Cross - London
      London bus near Kings Cross
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  • London bus in Southampton Row - London
      London bus in Southampton Row
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  • Bus at night - London
      Bus at night
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  • Buses stop near Waterloo - London
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  • London bus in the City - London
      London bus in the City
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I never use the buses where I live but I actually like using the buses in London. With a little advance planning it is very easy to get around London - the buses have a public address system and a recorded voice constantly updates the journey. The information at bus stops is the best in England.
You cannot buy a ticket on a bus or even at the bus stop - you must use an Oyster card, travel card, OAP bus pass or pay by contactless card.
The buses are generally clean and safe even at night in central London (perhaps not some suburbs) but the drivers are not always helpful - ask another passenger if you need travel help. They are certainly slow due to the heavy traffic but if you are not in a rush it does not really matter and the view from upstairs is certainly worth the price of the ticket. Buses seem to run every few minutes in the central area and bus maps are free from travel centres.

Type: Bus

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 22, 2014
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