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Excellent

ProCheap and reasonably convenient

ContraCan be dirty and uninviting

Lost Angel gave a good account of getting around London by bus but what about the man/women sitting in the front seat? I have sat in that seat for a good many years and in different parts of the country. In the 1960s it used to be fun. Lots of good mates and lots of cheerful passengers. Ever been...

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Super

ProCheaper than the Tube

ContraNot very reliable

Good old red buses are great for shopping trips and sightseeing in central London. I often use the buses to get around in London for my leisure activities, e.g., shopping, going to cinema, etc. However, do avoid the rush hours about 8am - 9.30am and 5pm - 6pm on weekdays. In any case, bus rides...

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Super

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ContraRead op

To be honest red buses in London are getting a little rusty and we don’t see too many new buses around but I have to say still they are one of the best means of transport in London. I have been using them for many years now. Although now a days I don’t use them very often as compared...

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Excellent

“SEE LONDON ON YOUR ARSE”

published 10/11/2001

Prosuperb value for money, great guides, ticket lasts...

Contraabsolutely none

Two weeks ago I found myself at a very boring conference in London. Having spent an almost sleepless night in a main-road hotel above a train station, I was in danger of dozing off. Outside, however, the skies were clear and blue and the temperatures unseasonably warm. I waited ‘til twelve...

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Excellent

ProCheap as chips, improving by the day

ContraTraffic, difficult if you are not a londoner

Just looked through the old london bus reviews, and its amazing how things have moved on. Within the past few years, london's buses have been completely transformed, and many londoners now prefer them to the tube. CHARGES / TICKETS Bus pricing was always v. complex, and Im sure it put people off...

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Super

“Good way of travel”

published 03/08/2000

ProCheap and mainly reliable

Contranone

London buses are not always as crowded as the tubes, although of course you run the risk of getting caught in peak hour traffic. They provide a popular way of getting around and about London and will enable you on most routes to at least catch a glimpse of one or two tourist attractions enroute...

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Super

“Route 60”

published 27/08/2000

ProUsually reliable, handy bus.

ContraCrowded at peak times

Arriva London South route 60 is operated from Beddington Farm Garage with 'DLO' and 'DLP' class low floor double deck buses. They are very comfortabe, accessible for wheelchairs and prams / buggies. The bus is Croydon's main North - South link, and is very well used. It runs from Streatham, near...

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Super

“The way to see London”

published 11/07/2000

ProCheap, less hassle than tube, more comfortable tha...

Contracan get confusing, not always reliable

When you think of London Transport - you think of the tube, right? ... Well think again - people say don't take the buses because of the traffic - but I lived on Old Street it took me 20 minutes to get to Oxford Circus by bus, but on the tube it takes 40 minutes. The best thing about the bus is...

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Super

“Red Double Deckers are Good”

published 19/07/2000

Proreasonable fares.Good routes.Frequent service

ContraSlow during peak hours

London's public transport I reckon is pretty good. Every time I am in London I hear gripes and there are problems but try moving around Rome,Bangkok, Paris or Hong Kong during peak hours. Apart from the tube I have a fondness for London Transport's red double deckers. The routes are extensive,the...

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Super

“Not that bad!!!”

published 17/07/2000

Procheap

Contracan be very slow

Having lived in the norh London area for many years I feel I can comment on the bus service. It really is not that bad, fares have been reduced this year and when if you are visiting and intend to use the buses a lot there are many tickets available that will save a lot of money. London has to be...

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Not for me

Pronone really unless you can't walk, ride a bike or ...

Contratoo many to write here, read my message

London buses should all be removed because they are the worse type of transport there can be. 1) They are slow and unreliable. 2) They are expensive to use. 3) They are dirty and smelly. 4) They are mass transport for loud and disrespectful school children. 5) They sometimes don't even open the...

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Good

“Do not rate this”

published 25/09/2002

Prolife savers

Contracrowded, smelly and hot

I posted an opinion on this page, which did not belong on this page. I have now removed it and left only the opinion about Bubble in Brixton. Please refer to ciao Cafe for the original opinion. Sorry about this. Thanks to Karen001, blurbubble,zoepage and helencbradshaw for pointing it out. I like...

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Not for me

ProBuses are great for obscuring peoples veiw.

ContraI won't waste my breath

I chose the London's bus service as I thought it would be a quick and easy way to get around. I didn't know how wrong one could be. Nearly two weeks ago, I needed to catch the 102 bus for what should be a ten minute bus journey. I waited for 45 minutes before I eventually gave up as I had missed...

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Good

ProFrequent services

ContraToo much duplication of routes

London Buses – imaginative routes needed! The repetition and lack of imagination of London Bus routes is unlikely to occur to the casual visitor, but to anyone living in London it is very frustrating. About ten routes go along Oxford Street westwards to the major junction at Oxford Circus, but...

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Not for me

ProNONE

Contracold, unreliable, unsafe

Why is it that after a great night out, the buses send everything hurtling back to reality. last thursday we left at 3am and waited nearly an hour for a night bus to show. (they seem to have a difficulty in going to North London. and then it took forever to get home,you know what they say that...

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