Friday Photos: London Buses

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 36 months ago
Friday Photos: London Buses
It's the end of the line in Knightsbridge for this broken down bus. Photo: cdb41 (2013)
It's the end of the line in Knightsbridge for this broken down bus. Photo: cdb41 (2013)
You wait ages for a bus in Putney Hill and then... Photo: Chris Guy (2009)
You wait ages for a bus in Putney Hill and then... Photo: Chris Guy (2009)
Open House at Stockwell Bus Garage. Photo: John Esslinger (2014)
Open House at Stockwell Bus Garage. Photo: John Esslinger (2014)
Fish and chip bus on South Bank. Photo: Kathy Archbold (2011)
Fish and chip bus on South Bank. Photo: Kathy Archbold (2011)
Part of  the Year of the Bus cavalcade on Regent Street. Photo: David Holt (2014)
Part of the Year of the Bus cavalcade on Regent Street. Photo: David Holt (2014)
Traffic jam on Oxford Street. Photo: q... (2009)
Traffic jam on Oxford Street. Photo: q... (2009)
The best air-conditioned bus that London's ever seen. Photo: Liam Doyle (2011)
The best air-conditioned bus that London's ever seen. Photo: Liam Doyle (2011)
We've never seen one of these roaming London's streets, but by heck do we want to. Apparently it was created for a 1980's TV advert to promote the London Travelcard. Photo: Robert (2015)
We've never seen one of these roaming London's streets, but by heck do we want to. Apparently it was created for a 1980's TV advert to promote the London Travelcard. Photo: Robert (2015)
A converted Routemaster at the Routemaster 60 celebrations in Finsbury Park. Photo: HoosierSands (2014)
A converted Routemaster at the Routemaster 60 celebrations in Finsbury Park. Photo: HoosierSands (2014)
Routemaster 60 celebrations in Finsbury Park. Photo: Marta Oreja (2014)
Routemaster 60 celebrations in Finsbury Park. Photo: Marta Oreja (2014)
A line up of Routemasters that were used on route 9H until it was withdrawn. At Westbourne Park Bus Garage. Photo: Andrew Smith (2014)
A line up of Routemasters that were used on route 9H until it was withdrawn. At Westbourne Park Bus Garage. Photo: Andrew Smith (2014)
Part of the Routemaster celebrations on Regent Street. Photo: Aiyaz1980 (2014)
Part of the Routemaster celebrations on Regent Street. Photo: Aiyaz1980 (2014)

When there was a beast of a rail strike planned for Monday and Tuesday next week (don't worry, it's been called off now), we thought might we introduce you to the wonder of the London bus. Yes, they tend to take you longer to get to your destination than their railed brethren, but at least you can enjoy the views of the city as you pootle along. They're generally cheaper than tubes too. And let's face it, with all these strikes flying around, sometimes you won't have a choice.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their photos via the Londonist Flickr pool: Andrew Smith, Aiyaz1980, cdb41, Chris Guy, David Holt, HoosierSands, John Esslinger, Kathy Archbold, Liam Doyle, Marta Oreja, q..., Robert

See also: Transport themed eating and drinking in London.

Take a look at our other London photo galleries.

Last Updated 22 May 2015

Greg Tingey

"With all these strikes flyting around"
REALLY?
When was the last actual strike, as opposed to the threat of one?
And how frequent are they, actually?
I might ask if you were paid bu the Daily Mail to write that, too ....