Best London Bus Routes to See The City

Finding a way to see the entire of the city of London during your short stay could be very hard indeed. Whilst you won’t be able to see the whole of the city in one trip, you can always make an effort to see as much as possible in a short space. Whilst the tour buses will give you a definitive overview of the city centre, there’s always more to see. You can see the city centre and get from point A to point B by using the local bus routes. The ones which are detailed below will give guests at the London City Suites Hotel and beyond a great way to explore and see new parts of the city. Whilst the underground and over ground services will no doubt get you to your destination faster, the countless bus routes will give you a magnificent view of the city from the top deck of a classic London double decker.

Number 11 bus route

This bus is easily reachable from the London City Suites Montcalm Brewery and gives guests a great way to explore the area between Liverpool Street and Victoria station. The areas covered on this bus route include St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. This means that this bus route is the perfect one for you to see both the historic and political heart of London.

The Number 9

Bus No 9 Route London

Do you want to see the entire city in relation to its beautiful parks and showbiz hotspots? The Number 9 is the bus for you! Whisking you from Kensington to Covent Garden, you’ll not only see the affluent Kensington area and get a great trip to the Museums there, but you’ll also see some of the most beautiful, historic and cultural parts of the city too. Get off at Hyde Park to explore one of the biggest parks in the city as well as the nearby Royal Albert Hall, whilst Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly will give you access to some of the best West End Theatres and art galleries which London has to offer.

Number 73

Taking you straight from Victoria and whisking you to North East London in the guise of Stoke Newington, the 73 bus takes you through Buckingham Palace Gardens, Wellington Arch, Hyde Park, Oxford Street and Islington. This leaves you with a heady mix of London’s grand monarchy tributes and the beautiful areas of North East London. Quite the trip indeed.

Number 26

Tired after your day out at Hackney Wick’s beautiful canals and bars? Take a bus trip back to Waterloo via the number 26 bus. On this great journey you’ll be treated to breath taking views of the Thames River via Waterloo Bridge and the South Bank alongside the trendy Hackney area.

Number 24 bus route

One of the most varied in its sightseeing potential, the number 24 covers an expansive range of areas. If you’re looking for the hip and happening part of North London, then drive through Camden on this Hampstead Heath to Pimlico bus journey. On top of gaining extensive views of Camden, guests can also find Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and the Tate Britain covered on this North to South London bus journey.

RV1 Bus route

The RV1 is a great bus route to take which can help you to really take in the views of the city. One of the best buses to get to see the breath taking Tower Bridge, the RV1 also covers the Tower of London very close by as well as Borough Market if you’re looking for a bite to eat in the extensive street food market. Waterloo is also covered, as is the South Bank and Covent Garden. For a riverside journey which takes you through some of the most iconic sights, the RV1 is the bus of choice.

The 139 bus

Starting from the scenic West Hampstead, the 139 bus route takes you through much of upmarket North London before driving you into the heart of the city. With exciting drop offs such as Regent Street and Oxford Street, you  can be sure to get some shopping in, whilst Piccadilly Circus and Waterloo will give you access to some London’s top arts venues.

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