Along with telephone boxes, bearskin hats and the Queen’s city pile, the Routemaster is one of London’s biggest icons. So it’s no wonder that when the First Lady of London’s transport system turns sixty this weekend, there’ll be a party to celebrate.
The Routemaster Association is holding a free Diamond Jubilee of the Routemaster event in Finsbury Park. RM1 vehicles from as far afield as Scotland, Germany and France have been called home to join the 100+ Routemasters being exhibited. Parades of the classic buses take place on both Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, with a special Buses from the Decades Parade taking place on Sunday at 12pm.
There’s also a fairground to keep the kiddies entertained, plus Routemaster Association and Routemaster 60 merchandise. For the most avid of bus-spotters, a 64 page souvenir brochure will be available featuring information and photographs of many of the vehicles on display.
Enthusiast stalls, including those run by London Transport Museum, Buses Magazine, Bus & Coach Preservation Magazine and LOTS will be exhibiting.
Routemaster 60 takes place 12 and 13 July, 10am-6pm both days. Entry is free.