In Pictures: The Buses of London


It will likely come as a surprise to no-one that the residents of LR Towers are inveterate browsers of second-hand bookshops. Occasionally these dusty forays yield more than obscure texts. Such is the case here, where a recent visit saw the discovery of a number of old bus photos tucked into an old timetable book.

The photos help highlight the sheer variety of vehicles that have been used to carry passengers on London’s streets since the first introduction of the bus. They represent only a fraction of the designs that have seen service, but are part of an evolving visual journey that continues to this day.

Unfortunately the photos were unmarked and without captions. We would thus be grateful if our more bus-inclined readers could identify the make and models in the comments. We will then update this post.


Come join us for drinks and transport chatter

It’s time for the LR monthly meetup, which happens today Thursday, 8th September in Soho. As always, these are informal affairs where the beer flows, offering an opportunity to put faces to the names of a few LR writers as well as regular commentors. All are welcome, and conversation is often as much general as it is transport-specific. Why not come along?

Written by John Bull
John Bull is the Editor of London Reconnections. A transport journalist and historian, his writing often focuses on the political or strategic challenges facing London's transport network and beyond.