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During the course of the year, numerous events and marches take place in Central London, which require our routes to be diverted. Some of the stops may not be able to be served.

We are in constant contact with Transport for London and have blocked out dates when tours will be impossible, but would just like to issue a general disclaimer that we may have to divert our route on some tours without prior warning.

Fortunately we are London experts and our staff will be pleased to give you the information you require to ensure you can use our services with confidence. We would like to let you know about any changes to the routes in advance where possible. 

Monday 23 July to Friday 24 August – Repairs to Gas Main

Road works – Cheapside and King William Street southbound - All routes on diversion, delays possible.

Monday 6 August 2018 to mid-September 2018 – Closure of Embankment

Road closure – Southwark Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge – Lilac route on diversion, delays possible.

Lilac Route will be on diversion, stop 42 & 43 will not be served on some days.

Monday 20 to Friday 24 August 2018 – Road closure Paddington

Road closure – Sussex Gardens closed between Norfolk Place and Edgware Road – Orange route diverted via Bayswater Road and Lancaster Terrace.

No stops will be affected, but delays possible.

Saturday 25 August 2018 – Animal Rights March

March – Millbank to Hyde Park – delays and diversions possible.

Thursday 30 August to Saturday 1 September 2018 – Road closure Bayswater Road

Road closure – Bayswater Road between Lancaster Gate and Inverness terrace – Yellow and Green routes on diversion.

Stops 65, 66, 92 & 93 will not be served on these days.

Wednesday 5 September 2018 – Fusiliers March through City

March – City of London - Diversions and delays possible.

Saturday 8 September 2018 – NFL on Piccadilly

Event – Piccadilly - Diversions and delays possible.

Saturday 8 September 2018 – Dog Anti-Brexit March

March – Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square - Diversions and delays possible.

Sunday 9 September 2018 – Tour of Britain

Major event – Central London - Diversions and stop closures all day.

Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 September 2018 – Road closure Paddington

Road closure – Sussex Gardens closed between Norfolk Place and Edgware Road – Orange route diverted via Bayswater Road and Lancaster Terrace.

No stops will be affected, but delays possible.

Saturday 15 September 2018 – Apprentice Boys of Derry

Parade – Temple to Whitehall and return – Delays possible.

Thursday 20 September 2018 – Ashura Day

March – Hyde Park to Holland Park – Delays possible.

Saturday 22 September 2018 – People’s March for Wildlife

March – Hyde Park to Marsham Street – Delays possible.

Saturday 22 September 2018 – Ashura Day


March – Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square – Delays possible.

Sunday 30 September 2018 – Sheep Drive

Sheep Drive – London Bridge – Delays possible in area.

Sunday 14 October 2018 – Royal Parks Half-Marathon

Major event – Diversions and stop closures all day.

Stop closures: The following stops will have no service during the event, up to 1300 approximately: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 44 & 46.

From 1300 approx. normal service will operate, and all stops will be served

Monday 29 to Tuesday 30 October 2018 – Road closure Paddington

Road closure – Sussex Gardens closed between Westbourne Terrace and Spring Street – Yellow route diverted via Westbourne Terrace, Bishops Bridge Road and Eastbourne Terrace to Praed Street.

No stops will be affected, but delays possible.

Saturday 10 November 2018 - Lord Mayors Show

Large Procession - Road Closures in City - Diversions on all Tours.

The following stops will have no service until after 1500 approximately: 22, 23, 24 & 25.

Sunday 11 November 2018 – Remembrance Sunday

Closure of Whitehall – diversions in force during closure.

Numerous other ceremonies taking place during the day at other locations.

The following stops will have no service on this day: 3, 4, 5, 32, 33.

Stop 22 Duncannon Street will only be served by Blue and Orange route buses.

Monday 31 December 2018 – New Year’s Eve Celebrations & Fireworks.

On Monday 31st December 2018, the New Year Eve Fireworks display will be held. Large areas of Central London will be closed to traffic in stages from 1400 hrs.

Stops 3, 4, 5, 32 & 33 will not be served after 1400.

Tuesday 1 January 2019 - New Year Day Parade

On Tuesday 1st January 2018 large areas of Central London closed to traffic all day to facilitate the New Year Day Parade.

Stops 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 18, 20, 21, 22, 32, 33 & 44 will not be served until roads re-open.

Sunday 3 February 2019 – Winter Run

Major Event – Westminster and City - All routes on diversion.

Stops 3 and 4 will not be served until 1300 approx.

Stops 22, 23, 24, 24, 41, 44, 70, 73 and 74 will not be served until 1330 approx.

Sunday 10 February 2019 – Chinese New Year

On Sunday 10th February 2019, the Chinese New Year Celebrations will take place. An area surrounding China Town will be closed to traffic all day.

Stops 20, 21, 22 and 44 will not be served all day.

Alternative stop for passengers from above stops will be Whitehall stop 4.

Sunday 17 March 2019 – St Patrick’s Day - Parade

Parade - Central London - Blue and Red routes on diversion.

Stops 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 20, 21, 32 and 33 will not be served from 1130 until 1500 approximately.

Sunday 24 March 2019 – London Half-Marathon

Major event – Diversions and stop closures all day.

Stops 3, 4, 5, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 36, 44 and 70 will not be served until roads re-open.

Sunday 28 April 2019 – London Marathon

Major event – Diversions and stop closures all day.

Stops 3, 4, 29, 30, 32, 33, 36, 37, 39, & 41 will not be served all day.
 
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