Links

The following links to external websites are provided for reference and information.

If you know of other web sites relating to London Buses that would be of interest to visitors, please contact the website editor.

The London Bus Preservation Trust Ltd  is not responsible for the content of any of these sites and makes no recommendation, representation or endorsement in relation to these sites or the organisations that run them. 

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Museums with London Bus interest:

London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum at Covent Garden takes visitors through the history of all London’s Transport and offers a glimpse of the future. The Museum Depot is a vast store of every aspect of transport and contains all the items that cannot be displayed in the main museum.

Crich Tramway Village
Home of the National Tramway Museum
A working museum recreating street scenes and running Trams from all over the UK including London. Paul Atchinson is the Artist-in-residence at Crich .

East Anglia Transport Museum
A working museum of buses, trams and trolleybuses including several London examples.

The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
Home to the world’s largest collection of preserved trolleybuses, including London vehicles.

Museums with general transport interest

Brooklands Museum
The birthplace of British motorsport & British aviation and the Home of Concorde

Beamish Museum
The living museum of the North.

Black Country Living Museum
The world’s first  industrial landscape, in West Midlands

 

Bus societies and enthusiasts websites:

The AEC Society
Enthusiasts’ society for AEC commercial vehicles, a company established in 1912 to build London’s buses and which continued to do so until 1979.

The Amersham & District Motorbus Society
Enthusiasts’ society which organises a number of public Running Days each year in the London surrounds featuring classic buses in service.

Friends of Classic London Buses of the Fifties (no website)
For those actively involved in, or supporting, the preservation of former London buses, coaches and trolleybuses of the past. There is a monthly newsletter featuring nostalgia as well as practical advice and tips. Annual subscription rates for paper copies: £16 (£21 for overseas) or by email: £5 anywhere. Apply to David Thrower, 49 Ackers Road, Stockton Heath, WARRINGTON WA4 2DZ.

London County Council Tramways Trust
A Registered Charity dedicated to the restoration of London tramcars and associated artefacts.

London Omnibus Traction Society
Founded in 1964 to provide London bus enthusiasts with both current news and historical information, the society is now the largest of its kind in the UK.

London Vintage Taxi Association
For more than three decades, the LVTA has brought together people interested in retired London-type, purpose-built taxicabs and related vehicles built on taxicab chassis.

The Old Bus Owners’ Discussion Group
An email discussion group for owners of old British buses, and those with an interest in them, to discuss issues of interest and to share knowledge

The Omnibus Society
Founded in 1929, The Omnibus Society studies all aspects of the history, current operations and future development of British bus and coach services.

The PSV Circle
Founded in 1943, the aim of the PSV Circle is to ensure that its membership is provided with accurate and up to date information on all aspects of bus and coach operation in Great Britain and Ireland, and in other parts of the world where British vehicles are in use.

The Routemaster Association
The organisation for Routemaster owners and enthusiasts.

Links to enthusiasts’ web-sites:

AEC Southall
Remembering the Associated Equipment Company Ltd, builders of London’s buses from 1912 to 1979.

Chelsham Bus Garage
A tribute to all those who worked at the London Transport/London Country bus garage at Chelsham in Surrey from 1925 to 1990.

The Classic Buses Website
A mine of information on classic buses – nostalgia for British passenger transport vehicles from the 1920s to the 1960s, with an unashamed bias towards ‘halfcabs’ and including an Events Diary.

Ian’s Bus Stop
Highly detailed histories of most types of London buses including information on each individual bus.

London Bus Routes
Detailed histories of indvidual London bus routes since 1950.

London Country Bus Services
A site dedicated to the memory of London’s country bus services from 1970 until privatisation.

Miss Milly Tant
Web-site of a preserved ex-London Transport breakdown tender, now based at Brooklands Museum.

The Old Bus Garage
Lots of information about classic London buses including details of a private bus collection, lists of currently-preserved London buses and access to a discussion group.

Red-RF.com
The site dedicated to London’s red RF buses.

RLH Bus Information Centre
Historical record and latest news of London’s low-height AEC double-deckers of the early 1950s.

Showbus
Britain’s biggest vintage and modern bus & coach display.

Service providers and classic bus hire:

Arriva Heritage Fleet
Red Routemaster buses available for hire.

Ensign Bus Company
Ensign is the UK’s biggest used-bus dealer and a major supporter of the bus preservation with a private  Bus Museum and a Vintage Fleet of Classic London buses for private hire.

London Bus & Truck
Maintenance, repairs, painting and restoration of buses and other commercial vehicles

The London Bus Company
Classic London buses for private hire from the largest operator of ex-London Transport classic buses.

Memory Lane Vintage Omnibus Services
Classic London buses for private hire and film/tv work.

Southcoast Motor Services
Quality vintage buses and coaches for hire.

Timebus Travel
Timebus provides traditional, red London buses for hire within London and the surrounding home counties.

This Bus
This Bus run a fleet of Red Routemaster Buses for hire.

Model Bus

British Model Buses
News and information on model buses in 1/50th and 1/76 scales.

Exclusive First Editions
Manufacturers and distributors of die-cast model buses and coaches.

The Little Bus Company
Manufacturers since 1993 of resin-kit model buses and coaches.

Personal Web Sites with bus content

Join me in the 1900s
Pat Cryer has put together a personal history of the 20th century based on her mother’s diaries and her own recollections. It has a section on bus travel including pictures of LBM.

Bus publications:

Buses magazine
The UK’s biggest-selling bus magazine since 1949.

Bus & Coach Preservation magazine
Coverage of bus preservation, restoration, museums and events.

Capital Transport
Publishers of high-quality books about London buses and other transport subjects.

Classic Bus magazine
Deals with historical bus & coach operation to give perspective and understanding to how we got to where we are today.