Buses in London

Buses have been used as a mode of public transport in London since 1829, when George Shillibeer started operating a horse-drawn omnibus service from Paddington to the City of London. In the decades since their introduction, the red London bus has become a symbol of the city.

A 2005 Alexander ALX400 passing a 1963 AEC Routemaster

As of 2021, London has 675 bus routes served by over 9,000 buses, almost all of which are operated by private companies under contract to London Buses, part of Transport for London.[1]