Previous Service Disruption Information

Below you will find historic known disruptions to our services that have been caused by such things as events, demonstrations, or road works. During the year, numerous events and marches take place in Central London, which require our routes to be diverted. Once we are notified by companies such as Transport for London or the organisers of events etc, we make changes to the route or temporarily suspend the embarking and disembarking at effected bus stops, to ensure that your day is impacted as little as possible. 

From Tuesday 04 June 2024 to Sunday 09 June 2024 Utility works

Red Route Stops: 54, 55, will not be served. 

Blue Route Stops: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 will not be served.

Saturday 8 June 2024 Palestinian Solidarity Group March

Russell square to Parliament square 

Effect of Event Road Closures

Friday 7 June 2024 UKAF Rugby League, Wreath Laying Ceremony

Red Route Stops: 54, 55, will not be served.

Blue Route Stops: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 will not be served. 

Sunday 26 May – Ride London.

Red Route Stops: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 36, 37, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, & 58 will not be served. 

Blue Route Stops: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 24 will not be served. 

From Saturday 18 May 7am to Sunday 19 May 9pm SOUTH AFRICAN GENERAL ELECTION, Road Closure, Duncannon Street

Red Route: Buses will be diverting via Strand after the Charles 1st Island, stops: 56 will not be served.

Sunday 18 May Palestinian Solidarity March Road Closure

Red Route Stops: 54, 55, 56, 57 will not be served.

Blue Route Stops: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 will not be served. 

From Wednesday 1 May to Tuesday 14 May Broadway Closure - works ended on 7th May 

Red Route Stops: 38 will not be served, as well as 54 & 55, Due to Cockspur St closure.

Blue Route will be on diversion, Due to Cockspur St closure till the 5th, Stops: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 will not be served. 

Orange route will be Normal.

From Wednesday 1 May 10am to Sunday 5 May 6pm Cockspur Street Gas Escape Road Closure

Red Route Stops: 54, 55 will not be served.  

Blue Route Stops: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 will not be served. 

Orange Route Will not be Normal.

Saturday 27 April - Palestinian Solidarity Campaign March

Red Route Stops: 36, 37, 54, 55 will not be served from 12PM onwards. 

Blue Route Stops: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 will not be served from 12PM onwards.

Orange Route: Will be starting from stop 40 (Bus stop 8) in Victoria, Stops: 87 20 21 will not be served from 12PM onwards.

Sunday 21 April – London Marathon.

Red Route Stops: 36, 37, 38, 6, 7, 8 & 9 will not be served. 

Blue Route Stops: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21 will not be served.

Saturday 20 April – St Georges Day Parade and Wreath Laying.

Red Route Stops: 36, 37 & 38 will not be served till 12PM. 

Blue Route Stops: 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19 will not be served till 12PM.

Monday 01 April to 14 April – Piccadilly Road closure.

Blue route and Orange Route Stop: 20 (Green Park Station, Piccadilly, Tourist Bus Stop, (BP4563) will not be served. 

Blue route Stops: 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21 will not be served all day.

Saturday 13 April - Palestinian Solidarity Campaign March

Red Route Stops: 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 & 57 will not be served from 12PM onwards. 

Blue Route Stops: 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21 will not be served from 12PM onwards.

Sunday 07 April - London Landmark Half Marathon

Red Route Stops: 55, 56, 57, 3, 4, & 5 will not be served all day. 

Saturday 30 March - Palestinian Solidarity Campaign March

Red Route Stops: 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 2 & 3 will not be served from 12PM onwards. 

Blue Route Stops: 2, 3, 4, 5, 14, 15, 15a & 16 will not be served from 12PM onwards.

Sunday 17 March – St Patricks Day Parade

Red Route Stops: 54, 55 & 56 will not be served all day.

Blue route Stops: 13, 14, 15, 15a, 16, 17 & 18 will not be served all day.

Orange Route will depart from stop 40 on Buckingham Palace Road, stops 17, 18 & 33 will not be served.

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March - Fleet Street Closure

Will be partially closed, some buses will be on diversion and there may be some slight delays.

Saturday 16 March – Stand up to Racism March from Marsham street to Parliament square.

Some delays are possible

Monday 04 March to Monday 11 March – Buckingham Gate Drainage Repairs and Resurfacing.

Red Route Stops: 62 will not be served. 

Blue route Stops: 20 will not be served. 

Monday 11 March – Commonwealth Day

Blue route Stops: 20 will not be served from 11AM onwards.

Red Route Stops: 59, 60, 61 & 62 will not be served from 11AM onwards. 

Saturday 09 March – Palestinian Solidarity Campaign March and Rally and the Million Women’s Rise and March Rally

Blue route Stops: 14, 15, 15a, 16, 17,18, 19, 20 will not be served. 

Red Route Stops: 59, 60, 61, 62, 19 & 40 will not be served. 

Orange Route: depart from stop 40 on Buckingham Palace Road, stops: 17, 18, 41, 42, 31, 32 & 33 will not be served.

Sunday 03 March – Crane operation – Piccadilly.

Orange Route Stops: 33 will not be served all day.

Saturday 02 March to Sunday 03 March – Crane Operation – Buckingham Palace Road

Red Route Stop: 40 will not be served.

Saturday 24 February to Sunday 25 February – Crane Operation – Buckingham Palace Road

Red Route Stop: 40 will not be served. 

Sunday 25 February – London Winter Run

On Sunday February 25th, the London Winter Run will take place and up to 12,500 participants are expected to participate and widespread road closures are in place, below stops will not be served and our buses will be on a diversion. 

Sunday 25 February – London Winter Run

Red Route Stops: 54, 55, 56, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 57 & 58 will not be served all day. 

Blue route Stops: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 15a, & 16 will not be served all day. 

Sunday 18 February – Bafta Awards Party

Blue Route: Bus stop 1 will not be served during from 2PM onwards, the blue route will depart from TfL stop 17 which is outside M&S on York Road from 2PM onwards. 

Saturday 17 February – Palestine Solidarity Campaign March

Red Route: Will be on diversion, stops 41 & 42 will not be served between 11AM till 5PM

Orange Route: Will not be operational, Special route departing from stop 40 on Buckingham palace road. 

Wednesday 14 February – Saturday 17 February – Resurfacing Works Piccadilly

Blue Route Stops: 15a, 16, 17 & 18 will not be served. 

Monday 12 February – Saturday 17 February – Resurfacing Works Piccadilly

Orange Route will depart from stop 40 on Buckingham Palace Road, stops: 17, 18 & 33 will not be served. 

Monday 12 February – Tuesday 13 February – Praed Street emergency works

Red Route Stops: 44 & 45 will not be served. 

Sunday 11 February – Chinese New Year Parade

Red Route Stops: 54, 55, 56 & 2 will not be served. 

Monday 05 February to Thursday 08 February – Resurfacing Works Piccadilly

Orange Route will depart from stop 40 on Buckingham Palace Road, Stops: 17, 18 & 33 will not be served. 

Saturday 03 February – Palestine Solidarity Campaign March

Blue Route Stops: 13, 14, 15, 15a & 16 will not be served. 

Red Route Stops: 61, 54, 55 & 56 will not be served. 

Major roadworks until early January 2024

Blue and Red Route stop 4 will be closed.

Saturday 13 January – Palestine Solidarity Campaign March

Blue Route Stops: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 15a & 16 will not be served. 

Red Route Stops: 59, 60, 61, 62, 54, 55, 56, 2, 3 & 4 will not be served. 

Monday 01 January – New Year’s Day Parade

Blue Route Stops: 13, 14, 15, 15a, 16, 15, 15a & 16 will not be served. 

Red Route Stops: 59, 60, 61, 62, 54, 55, 56 & 2 will not be served all day from 10AM.

Sunday 31 December – New Year’s Eve

The last departure for all our routes will be 14:00.

Saturday 09 December – Palestinian Solidarity Campaign March

Blue Route Stops: 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 15a & 16 will not be served from 10AM.

Red Route Stops: 59, 60, 61, 62, 54, 55, 56 & 2 will not be served from 10AM.

Sunday 26 November – Campaign Against Anti Semitism March and Rally

Blue route Stops: 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 15a & 16 will not be served. 

Red Route Stops: 61 & 62 will not be served. 

Saturday 25 November – Palestinian Solidarity Campaign March

Blue Route Stops: 13, 14, 15, 15a, 16, 17, 18, 20 will not be served. 

Red Route Stops: 59, 60, 61, 62, 41, 42, 43, 54, 55, 56, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 57 & 58 will not be served. 

Orange Route: Will depart from stop 40 on Buckingham Palace Road, Stops: 17, 18, 31, 32, 33, 41 & 42 will not be served.

Emergency works at Trafalgar Square until Mon 20 Nov

Stops: 14, 15, 15a & 16 will not be served.

Sunday 19 November – The Royal Tank Regiment and wreath laying ceremony.

Blue route Stops: 13, 14, 15, 15a & 16 will not be served. 

Red Route Stops: 54 & 55 will not be served. 

Saturday 18 November – Crane Operation - Knightsbridge 

Orange Route Stop: 22 will not be served from 08AM to 06PM. 

Saturday 11 November – Lord Mayors Show/ A Western Front and War Widows Wreath Laying/ Festival of Remembrance & Palestine Solidarity Campaign March

Blue Route Stops: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 15a, 16, 17,18, 19, 20 will not be served. 

Red Route Stops: 59, 60, 61, 62, 19, 2, 3, 4 & 5 will not be served. 

Orange Route Stops: 41, 42, 31 & 32 will not be served from 11AM to 3PM. 

Sunday 12 November – National Service of Remembrance 

Blue Route Stops: 13, 14, 15, 15a & 16 will not be served.

Red Route Stops: 59, 60, 61, 62, 49, 50, 51, 52 & 53 will not be served. 

Tuesday 07 November – State Opening of Parliament.

Blue Route Stops: 13, 14, 15, 15a, & 16 will not be served till 2PM.

Red Route Stops: 59, 60, 61 & 62 will not be served till 2PM.

Saturday 28 October – March

Westminster Bridge, York Road, Waterloo Bridge, The Strand, Trafalgar Sq, Whitehall and Parliament Sq will be impacted, with stops not operating on these streets.  

Saturday 28 October – Palestine Solidarity March

Blue route Stops: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 15a & 16 will not be served from 11AM to 5PM, Blue route will depart from stop 11 (Lambeth)

Red Route Stops: 54, 55, 61 & 62 will not be served from 11AM to 5PM.

Saturday 21 October – Palestine Solidarity Campaign March

Blue route Stops: 14, 15, 15a, 16, 17 & 18 will not be served from 11AM to 5PM.

Red Route Stops: 54 & 55 will not be served from 11AM to 5PM.

Orange Route Stops: 17, 18, 41, 42, 31, 32 & 33 will not be served from 11AM to 5PM. 

Saturday 14 October – Palestinian Solidarity March

Blue route stops: 14, 15, 15a & 16 will not be served from 12PM to 5PM.

Red route stops: 54 & 55 will not be served from 12PM to 5PM.

Sunday 8 October – Royal Parks Half Marathon 

Please find the new route map until 4pm on this date here

Monday 2 October to 3 October – Bangladesh National Party Protest March and Rally.

Some delays may occur around Marble arch, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall area between 12:00pm to 18:00pm

Monday 2 October – Judges Breakfast

Blue route stop: 13 will not be served between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

Sunday 1 October – Wreath laying ceremony Ancient Honourable Artillery Company of Massachusetts.

Windsor HOHO tour stops: 2 and 3 will not be served between 11:30am to 12:45pm.

Sunday 24 September – Vitality London 10K run.

Blue route stops: 2, 3, 4, 5, 14, 15, 15a, & 16 will not be served from 07:00 to 14:00.

Red route stops: 54, 55, 56, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 57, 58, 61 & 62 will not be served from 07:00 to 14:00.

Saturday 23 September – Rejoin the EU and Worldwide Demonstration.

Blue route stops: 14, 15, 15a, 16, 17 & 18 will not be served from 11AM

Orange route stops: 17, 18, 41, 42, 31, 32 & 33 will not be served from 11AM. 

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September – Crane operation Buckingham Palace road.

Blue route stop: 20 will not be served.

Red route stops: 61 and 62 will not be served.

Sunday 10 September – Royal Naval Association Biennial Parade And Wreath Laying.

Blue route stops: 13, 14, 15 & 16 will not be served from 08:00 to 13:00.

Sunday 10 September – Arbaeen Procession

Some delays may occur around Marble Arch and Park Lane area between 12:00 to 18:00

Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 September – Crane operation Buckingham Palace road.

Blue route stop: 20 will not be served.

Red route stop: 62 will not be served.

Saturday 09 September – 40 Days Imam Hussain march.

Some delays may occur around Marble Arch 

Sunday 3rd September - Big Half Marathon 

Blue and Red Route stops 5, 6 and 7 will be closed.

Thursday 31 August to Saturday 2nd September 

Stop 3 will be closed between 5pm and 9pm each day. 

Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August – Tower Bridge closed.

Blue Route and Red Route stops 5 and 6 will not be served.

Sunday 27 August to Monday 28 August – Notting Hill Carnival.

Yellow Route and Green Route will not operate.

Saturday 26 August – National Animal Rebellion March and Rally.

Some delays may occur between 12pm and 4pm, around Marble Arch, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Square.

Friday 11 August – UKAF Rugby League Wreath Laying

Blue route will be on diversion. Stops 13, 14, 15 & 16 will not be served from 9am to 12pm 

Sunday 6 August – London Triathlon

Blue route stops: 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 will not be served till 12:30PM

Red route stops: 6, 7 & 57 will not be served till 12:30PM.

Sunday 30 July – Piccadilly road closure.

Orange Route Stops: 17, 18 & 33 will not be served. Orange route will depart from stop 40.

Sunday 30 July – Rathayatra Procession and Rally.

Buses will go on diversion from 12pm as the rally makes its way to Trafalgar Square via Piccadilly from Hyde Park.

Saturday 29 July – Ashura Day March and Rally.

There will be some bus diversions due to road closures in and around Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.

Sunday 23 July –Silent Protest March.

Blue route stops: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 will not be served from 10:00 to 14:00.

Sunday 23 July – Piccadilly road closure.

Orange Route stops: 17, 18 & 33 will not be served, Orange route will depart from stop 40.

Sunday 16 July – Piccadilly road closure.

Orange route stops: 17, 18 & 33 will not be served. 

Saturday 15 July from 8am to 1pm 

Blue route stops: 13, 14, 15 & 16 will not be served. There will also be some diversions in place. 

Red route stops: 54, 55, 56, 59, 60 & 61 will not be served. There will also be some diversions in place. 

Friday 14 July and Saturday 15 July 

Orange route stop: 33 closed.

Monday 10 July to Friday 14 July – Belvedere Road closed.

Blue route stop: 1 will be closed. London by Night and the Open Top Bus Tour with Live Guide will depart from TfL stop 17 which is outside M&S on York Road, a 2 minute walk from bus stop 1.

Sunday 09 July - Asics London 10k Run.

Blue route Stops: 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 will not be served. 

Red Route Stops: 2, 54, 55, 56, 59, 60, 61 & 62 will not be served. 

Orange Route Stops: 17, 18 & 33 will not be served. 

Saturday 08 July – Trans Pride March.

Blue route Stops: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 will not be served after 12pm.

Orange Route Stops: 17, 18 & 33 will not be served after 12pm.

Wednesday 05 July - National Education Union March.

Below stops will be closed and some diversions will be in place from 10:00 to 14:00.

Blue route stops: 14, 15, & 16.

Red Route stops: 59, 60, 61 & 62. 

Saturday 01 July - Pride Parade.

Below stops will be closed and some diversions will be in place throughout the day.

Blue route stops: 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18. 

Red Route stops: 2, 54, 55, 56 & 61. 

Orange Route stops: 17, 18, 31, 32, 33, 41 & 42

Wednesday 28 June to Friday 30 June – Tooley Street - bus stop 6 closure.

Stop number 6 on the blue route and red route will be closed on these days.  

Saturday 17 June - King’s Birthday Parade and Trooping the colour.

Blue route stops: 13, 14, 15 & 16 will not be served. 

Red Route stops: 2, 54, 55, 56, 59, 60 & 61 will not be served. 

Saturday 17 June - Road works on Lambeth Palace Road 

Red Route stop: 12 will not be served between 08:00 to 14:00.

Thursday 15 June - Belgium Forces Parade 0800hrs until 1300hrs 

Whitehall will be closed in both directions between Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square

Blue route stops: 13, 14, 15 & 16 will not be served. 

Sunday 11 June Wreath Laying Ceremony at Whitehall from 8am to 1pm. 

Blue route Stops: 13, 14, 15 & 16 will not be served , with other diversions in place. 

Saturday 10 June The World Naked Bike Ride.

Some delays may occur around Marble Arch, Park Lane, Piccadilly, Trafalgar Sq., Strand, Aldwych Kingsway, Embankment, Whitehall, Parliament Sq., Westminster Bridge, Millbank, Grosvenor Road, Waterloo Bridge, Lincoln Inn Fields, Wellington Arch, Regent St and Portland Place.

Sunday 28th May - Ride London 

There will be a number of road closures on this day.

Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May – Belvedere Road closed

Due to a crane operation on Belvedere Road our buses will be on diversion from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th of May.

Blue Route: Stop 1 will not be served during this closure, the blue route will depart from TfL stop 17 which is outside M&S on York Road.

Thursday 25 May UN Peacekeepers Wreath Laying Event.

On Thursday 25th May, To facilitate a wreath laying event, Whitehall will be closed in both directions between Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square from 11:00 until 16:00.

Blue route stops: 13, 14, 15 & 16 will not be served from 11:00 AM.

Monday 22 May to Wednesday 24 May – Stop Closure on Duncannon Street

Due to telecommunication works there will be lane closures in operation and bus stop 56 on the Red Route will not be served from Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th of May.

Red Route: Stop: 56 will not be served. 

Saturday 13 May – PALESTINE SOLIDARITY MARCH

On Saturday 13 May, up to 15,000 people will be forming up in Portland Place from approximately 1200hrs. At approximately 1300 hours they will march to Whitehall via Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.

Blue route: stops 13, 14, 15 & 16 will not be served from 12:00 PM.

Red Route: stops 54 & 55 will not be served from 12:00 PM.

Sunday 07 May 2023

Due to a street party being held to celebrate the King's Coronation, Gloucester Road will be closed between Queens Gate Terrace and Elvaston Place 

Orange Route: Stops 24, 25 and 26 will not be served all day.

Saturday 6 May 2023

The Kings coronation will take place on this day at Westminster Abbey. Many roads will be closed. As a result of this, we will not be operating Open Top Bus Tours on this day.

Tuesday 02 May 2023 - National Education Union march

National Education Union has planned a march towards Downing street which will cause diversions and road closures. 

Below stops will not be served from 11AM onwards. 

Blue route: Stops: 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 16.

Red Route: Stops: 59, 60, 61 and 62.

Saturday 29 April and Sunday 30 April 

Buckingham Palace Road will be closed on 29/04 and 30/04 due to a crane operation.

Below stops will not be served all day over the weekend. 

Blue route: Stop 19
 
Red Route: Stop 19 and 40

Tuesday 25 April – ANZAC Day

Whitehall will be closed in both directions from Horse Guards Avenue to Parliament Square to facilitate a ceremonial event. 

Blue route: Stops 14, 15 & 16 will not be served until 12:00(noon).

Sunday April 23 – London Marathon.

Blue route: below stops will not be served all day.
Stop: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16 
  
Red Route: below stops will not be served all day. 
Stop: 2, 6, 7, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62

Bus stops 14 and 15 will not be served until 12th April due to repair works in Whitehall.

Sunday 02 April – London Landmarks Half Marathon
 
Major Event – Diversions and stop closures all day.
  
Blue route: stops 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15 & 16 will not be served. 
 
Red Route: stops 2, 3, 4, 5, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60 & 61 will not be served. 

Wednesday 15 March – National Education Union March and Rally 
 
Major Event – Diversions and stop closures from 10:00AM onwards.
  
Blue route: stops 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18  will not be served. 
 
Orange Route: stops 17, 18, 31, 32 & 33 will not be served. 

Sunday 12 March – St. Patrick’s day parade
 
Major Event – Diversions and stop closures all day. 

Blue route: stops 14, 15 & 16will not be served.  
  
Red Route: stops 2, 54, 55 & 56 will not be served. 

Saturday 11 March – NHS SOS March 
 
Major Event – Diversions and stop closures from 11:00AM onwards. 
  
Blue route: stops 14, 15 & 16 will not be served. 
  
Red Route: stops 2, 54, 55 & 56  will not be served. 

Saturday 04 March – Million Women’s Rise March and Rally 
 
Major Event – Diversions and stop closures from 11:00AM onwards. 
  
Blue route: stops 14, 15 and 16 will not be served. 
  
Red Route: stops 2, 54, 55, 56 will not be served.

Monday 20 to Thursday 23 February 2023

Road closure due to roadworks outside Green Park Station

Blue route: Stop 17 will not be served.

Orange Route: Stop 17 will not be served.

Sunday 05 February 2023

London Winter Run: Road closures and diversions all day

Blue route stops: 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 will be closed.

Red Route stops: 5, 57, 58, 59 & 60 will be closed.

Sunday 22nd January – Chinese New Year 

Red Route will be on diversion all day. Stops 57, 58 & 59 will not be served all day.

Blue route will be on diversion, but no stops will be affected.

Wednesday 18 January 2023 to 20 January 2023

Bus Stop Suspension

Red Route: Stop 57 will not be served.

This does not affect the blue route.

Sunday 15 January 2023

Westminster Bridge closed southbound all day due to gas works

Blue route: Stop 3 will not be served.

Red Route will operate as normal.

New Year’s Eve

The last full loops will start at 14:00. 

New Year’s Day

Extensive road closures for the New Year’s Day Parade. Stops 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 43 will be closed all day. 

RED ROUTE and BLUE ROUTE diversions in place all day.

Until 9th December

Ludgate Hill Road will be closed. No additional stop closures.

Saturday 26 November – Kurdish March and Demonstration

Although no stops will be closed some delays may occur. 

Sunday 20 November 2022 – Royal Tank Regiment & Ajex Wreath laying ceremony

Blue Route: Stops 13 & 14 will be closed from 07:30 until 16:00, as Whitehall will be closed during this time. 

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November – Buckingham Palace Road part closure

Blue Route: Stop 1 will not be served. please use stop 32 at the The Clermont Hotel Victoria instead for Buckingham Palace. 

Sunday 13 November 2022 – Remembrance Sunday

Red Route:- Diversions in place and stops 13, 14 and 44 will be closed. Please use stops 3, 41 or 61 instead.

Stops 42 & 43 will not be served by the Red route but will be served by the Blue route.

Blue Route:- Some route diversions will be in place.

Saturday 12 November 2022 - Lord Mayors Show

Extensive road closures in the city:

Red Route:- stop 5 will be closed until 3pm

Blue Route:- Diversions in place and stops 6, 7, 8, 11 & 12 will be closed until 3pm.

Saturday 12  November 2022 – War Widows Service of Remembrance & Wreath laying ceremony

Whitehall will be closed in both directions from 09:00 until 15:00. 

Blue Route:- Diversions in place and stops 13 & 14 will be closed during this time. 

Friday 11 November 2022 – Annual Service of Remembrance & Wreath laying ceremony

Whitehall will be closed in both directions from 07:30 until 12:00. 

Blue Route:- Diversions in place and stops 13 & 14 will be closed during this time. 

Saturday 5 November 2022 – Peoples Assembly March

Victoria Embankment will be closed from 12:00 whilst up to 20,000 people march to Trafalgar Square leaving at 13:00 via Westminster Bridge, Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth Bridge, Millbank, Parliament Square, Whitehall and Trafalgar Square. 

There will also be a Million Masked march in the Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square area from 16:00.

The following stops will be closed:-

Stop 12 Victoria Embankment will close from 12:00 until 14:00.

Stops 13  Parliament Square & stop 14 Whitehall will be closed from 13:00.

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 October – Buckingham Palace Road part closure

Blue Route Stop 1 will be closed.

Sunday 09 October – The Royal Parks Half Marathon

Blue route will be on diversion untill 1:00pm. Below stops on the blue route will not be served untill 1:00pm.

Stops 2, 13, 14, 15, 17 & 27

Red Route will be on diversion untill 1:00pm. Below stops on the red route will not be served until 1:00pm.

Stops 42, 43, 44, 45, 28, 29, 57, 58 & 59

Sunday 02 October – London Marathon

Blue route will be on diversion all day. Below stops on the blue route will not be served all day.

Stops 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 

Red Route will be on diversion all day. Below stops on the red route will not be served all day.

Stops 42, 43, 44 & 45

Saturday 01 October – London Mini Marathon

Blue route will be on diversion untill 11:30am, below stops on the blue route will not be served until 11:30am.

Stops 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 

Red Route will be on diversion untill 11:30am, below stops on the red route will not be served until 11:30am.

Stops 42, 43, 44 & 45

Sunday 25 September

Below Stops on the red route will not be served between 13:30 to 17:00 due to the annual Arbaeen Procession in Park Lane, Marble arch area.

Red Route Stops: 28 and 29

Until 18 Spetember 

Due to The Queen’s sad passing, new routes will operate until 18th September.  

Expected route alterations on London by Night and Open Top London Bus Tour with Live Guide, due to possible road closuers during this period. 

Sunday 7 August – London Triathlon

Blue Route stops: 9,10,11 and 12 will not be served until 12:30. 

Monday 18 July to Wednesday 20 July 

Red Route. Praed Street, stop 48 is closed. Please walk to stop 47 in Norfolk Place, Bus Stop G.

Saturday 16 July

Blue route stops 12, 13 and 14 will not be served until 2PM due to The Belgian Cenotaph Parade in Whitehall. After serving stop 11, from Victoria Embankment the bus will turn left on Northumberland Avenue towards Trafalgar Square then line of route to stop 15.

Sunday 10 July 2022 – Asics London 10K run

A special service will operate on this day. Please see the route map 

Saturday 2 July 2022 – Pride 
 
A special service will operate on this day. Please find the Route Map here  

Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July 17:00

Stop 47 on the red route will be closed. Please use stop 48 in Praed Street outside Post Office instead.

Sunday 19 June Tothill Street by St James’s Park Station will be closed from 07:00 to 13:00

Stop 44 will be closed

Saturday 18 June from 04:00 to Monday 20th June at 06:00

Buckingham Palace Road will be closed between Eccleston and Elizabeth bridges in both directions.

Stop 1 Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road will be closed. Use stop 32 in Buckingham Palace Road outside the Thistle Hotel instead. 

Saturday 18 June from 12:30 until 17:00 – Extensive road closures and queues expected 

Large numbers of people will be marching from Portland Place to Parliament Square via Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Pall Mall East, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Square.  Parliament Square will be closed when the march reaches it. 

Blue Route: Stops 13, 14 & 15 closed from 13:00 until 17:00. 

Red Route: Stop 43 closed from 14:00 until 17:00. Please use stop 3 opposite. 

Stops 57 & 58 closed from 12:30 until the march has passed. Buses are diverted from Shaftesbury Avenue via Charing Cross Road to the Strand.

Sunday 12 June from 08:00 until 13:00 – Whitehall will be closed in both directions
 
Stops 13 & 14 will not be closed.

Norfolk Place Closed until 17:00 on the 11 June

Stop 47 in Norfolk Place is closed. Please use Stop 48 in Praed Street. 

Sunday 5th June

Due to various events taking place as part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, there will be diversions and delays to all routes. Please click here for map details of the special service operating on this day.

Stops Closed:
Blue Route: 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 28, 29, 30 & 31
Red Route: All stops closed

All other stops will be served.

Saturday 4th June

Due to various events taking place as part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, there will be diversions and delays to all routes.

Stops Closed:
Blue Route: 1, 2, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 & 32
Red Route: 56, 57, 58 & 59

All other stops will be served.

Friday 3rd June

Due to various events taking place as part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, there will be diversions and delays to all routes.

Stops Closed:
Blue Route: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 
Red Route: operating as normal

All other stops will be served.

Thursday 2nd June

Due to various events taking place as part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, there will be diversions and delays to all routes.

Stops Closed:
Blue Route: 1, 2, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 & 32
Red Route: 56, 57, 58 & 59

All other stops will be served.

Extinction Rebellion: Disruptions to the service are expected due to protests in London on the following dates; 9th to 17th April, and the weekends of  23rd - 24th April, 30th April - 1st May, 7th - 8th May.

Sunday 29th May - Ride London event

A special service will operate on this day due to a number of road closures and disruptions.

Thursday 26 May from 11:45 until 15:00 – Whitehall will be closed in both directions
 
Blue route. Stops 13 & 14 will not be served.

Sunday 15 May from 07:45 until 11:00 – Whitehall  in both directions will be closed
 
Blue route. Stops 13 & 14 will not be served.

Tuesday 10 May until 14:00 – Whitehall, Bridge Street, Parliament Square, Mill bank and Victoria Street from Artillery Row. will be closed
 
Blue route. Stops 12, 13 and 14 will not be served. 

Red route Stops 42, 43, 44 and 45 will not be served.

Sunday 8 May until 20:00 – St Paul’s Church Yard
 
Blue route. Stop 6 at St Paul’s will be closed. 

Monday 2 May from 07:00 to 14:00 – Vitality 10K 
 
Blue Route:  Stops 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 will be closed. With a diversion in place around the London Bridge area to Waterloo. 
 
Red Route:  Stops 5, 57, 58, 59 will be closed with diversions in place around the Shaftsbury Avenue area.

Saturday 30 April at 08:00 until Sunday 1 May at 18:00 – The junction of Fetter Lane and Bouverie Street & St Paul’s Church Yard will be closed
 
Blue Route: Stop 6 at St Paul’s will not be in operation. A route diversion will be in place around the High Holborn area. 

Saturday 30 April from 08:00 to 18:00

Part of Fetter Lane will be closed in both directions, but all stops will be operating

Extinction Rebellion: Disruptions to the service are expected due to protests in London on the following dates; the weekends of 30th April-1st May, and 7th-8th May.

Sunday 24 April 14:00 to 19:00 – Whitehall will be closed in the northbound direction only

Blue Route: Stops 13 Parliament Square and 14 Horse Guards will be closed.

Saturday 23 April and Monday 25 April from 08:45 to 13:00

Whitehall will be closed in both directions

Blue Route: Stops 13 Parliament Square and 14 Horse Guards will be closed with a small diversion in place. 

Tuesday 19 April to Friday 13 May 2022 - Closures & restrictions on Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street

Our buses will use the tour bus stop in York Road northbound (outside M&S).

Thursday 7 April to Friday 22 April – Bridge Street at Victoria Embankment will be closed, with the following diversions in place; 

Blue Route: All stops will still be served as normal with a small diversion around Parliament Square

Red Route: Stops 42 & 43 will not be served, please use stop 41 and 61 instead. 

Monday 14 March to Monday 18 April  2022 – Closures & restrictions on Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street

Buses/coaches/sightseeing vehicles are only permitted westbound into Chicheley Street and northbound along Belvedere Road.

Sunday 3 April from 02:30 to Sunday 3 April at 18:30 – London Landmarks Half Marathon

On Sunday 3rd April the London Landmarks Half Marathon will take place and up to 15,000 participants will run on the route as follows:-

Starting in Pall Mall heading east via Pall Mall, Pall Mall East, Trafalgar Square North Terrace, Duncannon Street, Strand, Lancaster Place, Waterloo Bridge, U-Turn, Waterloo Bridge, Lancaster Place, Aldwych, Kingsway, U-Turn, Aldwych, Melbourne Place, Strand, Arundel Street, Temple Place, Victoria Embankment, Puddle Dock, Queen Victoria Street, Friday Street, Cannon Street, St Paul’s Churchyard, U-Turn, St Paul’s Churchyard, Cannon Street, New Change, Newgate Street, Holborn Viaduct, New Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, Strand, U-turn, Strand, Fleet Street, Chancery Lane, High Holborn (wrong side of road), Holborn (wrong side of road), Holborn Viaduct, King Edwards Street, Angel Street, St Martin’s-Le-Grand, Cheapside, King Street, Guildhall Yard, Gresham Street, Wood Street, Love Lane, Aldermanbury, Basinghall Street, Gresham Street, Lothbury, Throgmorton Street, Old Broad Street, Threadneedle Street, Princes Street, Old Jewry, Poultry, Mansion House Street, King William Street, Cannon Street, Queen Victoria Street, Poultry, Cheapside, Queen Street, Queen Victoria Street, Cannon Street, Friday Street, Queen Victoria Street, Cannon Street, Dowgate Hill, Upper Thames Street, Lower Thames Street, Byward Street, Tower Hill, U-Turn, Tower Hill, Byward Street, Lower Thames Street, Upper Thames Street, Blackfriars Underpass, Victoria Embankment, U-Turn prior to Bridge Street, Victoria Embankment, Northumberland Avenue, Whitehall Place to finish in Whitehall.

Blue Route Diversion:- From London Eye to Imax Waterloo straight on to Stamford Street, Southwark Street to London Bridge right in to Tooley street (Tower Bridge Closed) right Tanner Street then right in to Druid Street straight on Crucifix Street right in to Bermondsey Street, left in to Tooley street to London Bridge then right in to Southwark Street then Stamford Street to York Road then in to Lambeth Palace road to Lambeth Bridge then right Milbank to Parliament Square then left in to Victoria Street to Victoria then left in to Buckingham Palace Road in to line of route

Red Route Diversion:- From Shaftesbury Avenue right to Piccadilly towards Green Park to Hyde Park Corner and then right into Park Lane and normal line of route.

Monday 28 March from 07:00 to Thursday 31 March at 23:00 – Resurfacing Works on Strand between Aldwych & Trafalgar Square

Westminster City Council will be carrying out resurfacing works on Strand between Aldwych & Trafalgar Square.

From Trafalgar Square left into Charing Cross Road, right New Oxford Street, ahead Bloomsbury Way, ahead Vernon Place, right Southampton Row, ahead Kingsway and right at Aldwych to line of route. 

Tuesday 29 March from 10:00 to 14:00 – Service of Thanksgiving Westminster Abbey

On the above date and times, a Service of Thanksgiving event will be taking place at Westminster Abbey. To facilitate this event, Broad Sanctuary and Victoria Street will be closed between Artillery Row and Parliament Square. During the event there will be temporary traffic holds between St Margaret Street and Abingdon Street to facilitate guest arrival and departure.

Red Route Diversion:- From Lambeth Palace Road at roundabout 3rd exit over Lambeth Bridge into Horseferry Road, left Greycoat Place, right Artillery Road , left into Victoria Street and normal line of route.

Blue Route Diversion:- From Victoria take Victoria Street then left into Artillery Road, left Greycoat Place, right Horseferry Road, left Millbank and line of route.

Saturday 26 March from 11:30 to 18:00 – Ukrainian Solidarity March & Vigil Park

A large group will form up on the southbound carriageway of Park Lane from approximately 12:30. At 14:00 they will march to Trafalgar Square via Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus and Haymarket where a rally will be held until 17:00. To facilitate this, police will close the following roads:- Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner between Knightsbridge and Piccadilly, Knightsbridge from Sloane Square (eastbound only), Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus (Including Regent Street from Conduit Street and Shaftesbury Avenue from Charing Cross Road), Haymarket, Pall Mall East, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross Road, Strand (between Trafalgar Square and Aldwych) and Whitehall (between Trafalgar Square and Horse Guards Avenue).

Red Route Diversion:- From Grosvenor Place at Hyde Park Corner will divert left Knightsbridge, ahead Kensington Road, ahead Kensington High Street, right Kensington Church Street, right Notting Hill Gate, ahead Bayswater Road to Marble Arch and left into Edgware Road and line of route.

From High Holborn left into Kingsway to Aldwych then Right towards Waterloo Bridge. 

Blue Route Diversion:- From Millbank left at Parliament Square to Broad Sanctuary to Victoria Street, left Buckingham Palace Road, left Elizabeth Bridge, left Bulleid Way, right to Buckingham Palace Road and normal line of route.

Monday 21 March to Wednesday 23 March 2022 – Westminster Bridge Memorial

Due to the anniversary of the Westminster Bridge attack, there will be a memorial service taking place on Westminster Bridge on Tuesday 22nd March for one hour from 14:00 until 15:00 or until the event concludes. 

Barriers will be installed on the bridge which will result in a road closure in both directions from 21:00 on Monday 21st until 03:00 on Tuesday 22nd March 2022. The road will be closed again when the barriers are removed from 21:00 on Tuesday 22nd until 03:00 on Wednesday 23rd March 2022.

Westminster Bridge will be closed to facilitate the event, the barrier installation and removal. This will only affect us during the event on the 22nd which is scheduled for 1 hour. 

Diversion from Victoria will be :- From Parliament Square, ahead St Margaret’s Street, ahead Old Palace Yard, ahead Millbank, left Lambeth Bridge, left Lambeth Palace Road to line of route. 

Monday 21 March from 08:00 until 12:00 Road closures due to demonstration at Parliament Square

On the above date there will be a demonstration, using parked vehicles, taking place on the roads around Parliament Square between 08:00 & 12:00. Parliament Square will be closed during this period. 

Buses towards Lambeth should divert via Westminster Bridge right into Victoria Embankment, left Horse Guards Avenue, right into Whitehall & line of route. 

Buses from Victoria should divert via Victoria Street, right Artillery Road, left Greycoat Place, right Horseferry Road, ahead Lambeth Bridge, left Lambeth Bridge Road, straight on to York Road and line of route. 

A guide will be at stop number 3 to assist & inform customers.

Saturday 19 March 2022 – King William Street closed southbound 09:00 to 17:00

On Saturday only between 09:00 & 17:00 follow diversion as above to Cannon Street and straight on pass Cannon Street Station and right at King William Street / Monument to London Bridge and line of route. 

Diversion will be :- Divert from Victoria Street at Artillery Row then divert via right into Artillery Row, left Greycoat Place, right Horseferry Road, left Millbank, ahead Abingdon Street, ahead St Margaret Street to Parliament Square and normal line of route. 

Saturday 19 March from 05:45 to Sunday 20 March at 20:00 – Filming Ludgate Hill

Ludgate Hill will be closed in both directions from 05:45 on Saturday 19th until 20:00 on Sunday 20th March 2022.

Buses will divert from Fleet Street at Ludgate Circus via left into Farringdon Street, left Charterhouse Street, left Holborn Viaduct, ahead Newgate left King Edward Street, right Angel Street, right St. Martin’s Le-Grand, left Cheapside, ahead New Change, left Cannon Street to line of route. On Saturday only a separate closure to above & diversion due to King William Street closed - see below. 

We will not be able to serve stop 6 at St Pauls Cathedral but customers for St Pauls can get off & on in Newgate Street at the Route 8 bus stop. 

Monday 14 March 2022 – Commonwealth Day

The Commonwealth Day Service will be taking place at Westminster Abbey. To facilitate this event, Broad Sanctuary and Victoria Street will be closed between Artillery Row and Parliament Square. During the event there will be two temporary traffic holds of up to 10 minutes between St Margaret Street and Abingdon Street to facilitate guest arrival and departure. 

Diversion will be :- Divert from Victoria Street at Artillery Row then divert via right into Artillery Row, left Greycoat Place, right Horseferry Road, left Millbank, ahead Abingdon Street, ahead St Margaret Street to Parliament Square and normal line of route.

Sunday 13 March 2022 – St Patricks Day Parade

From 11:00 a parade of 18 floats with approximately 6,000 participants, 8 marching bands will be travelling from Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Waterloo Place, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square (southwest side), and Whitehall where they will disperse. The roads along this route will be closed from 11:00 until the parade has passed and it is deemed safe to do so. 

We will divert from Parliament Square to Victoria Street to Victoria and line of route.

Friday 25 February to 1 March 2022 – Parliament Street closure

Due to a Crane Operation the road will be closed to all vehicles except buses and including tour buses from Richmond Terrace and Derby Gate. Buses & tour buses ONLY will be allowed access with the assistance of two way, two phase temporary traffic signals.

Sunday 13 February – Cancer Research UK London Winter Run

On Sunday 13th February the London Winter Run will take place with up to 12,500 participants will run on the following route :-

Trafalgar Square, Duncannon Street, Strand, Aldwych, Kingsway, Aldwych, Fleet Street, Chancery Lane, Holborn, Holborn Viaduct, Newgate Street, Lothbury, Angel Street, St Martin’s Le Grand, New Change, Cheapside, King Street, Gresham Street, Lothbury, Bartholomew Lane, Threadneedle Street, King William Street, Cannon Street, Walbrook, Bartholomew Lane, Threadneedle Street, King William Street, Cannon Street, WAlbrook, Poultry, Cheapside, Queen Street, Queen Victoria Street, Friday Street, St Pauls Church Yard, New Change, Newgate Street, New Fetter Lane, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, Aldwych, Strand, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.

All roads will be closed from 07:30 to all traffic to approximately 14:00 when all roads will reopen with the exception of Horse guards Road, Parliament Street, Whitehall, White Lion Hill, The Mall and Pall Mall East that will remain closed until 17:15.

We will therefore not be able to serve the following stops during this time :-

Stop: 5 Aldwych
Stop: 6 St Pauls Cathedral
Stop: 7 Bank 
Stop: 8 Monument
Stop: 11 Victoria Embankment, opposite Temple station
Stop: 12 Westminster Pier
Stop: 13 Parliament Square Bus stop C
Stop: 14 Whitehall
Stop: 1

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