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Out of retirement and back on the road again

September 6th, 2017

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We’re proud to announce our latest addition to our fleet – Billy – RML2504 Billy, like a few of our other buses, is a ‘Routemaster long’ bus with 72 seats and a closed top double deck. Billy started work on the Upton Park route – number 15 – in July 1966, over 51 years old….

Brentford Festival 2017 – Vintage Vehicle Display

August 18th, 2017

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Brentford festival, here we come again This is a time of the year that we really look forward to at Redroutemaster.com. The Brentford festival is, for us, the ultimate community event and we are back for the third year running not just with our buses but a whole bunch of other vintage vehicles – and…

Hanwell Hootie 2017 Shuttle Buses Timetable

May 5th, 2017

Once again, RedRoutemaster.com will be providing the Hanwell Hootie Shuttle Buses for ‘Hanwell Hootie 2017’ However, this year – we have three buses, making it easy for you to get around and make the most of this years festival. Here are the shuttle bus timetables: BUSking Bus Please also make sure you pay a visit to…

If Only Routemasters Could Fly

March 9th, 2017

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While researching the varied and interesting history of Routemaster buses I was surprised to find that British European Airways (BEA) actually owned 65 of them! BEA had operated a service for some time transporting passengers between its West London Air Terminal and Heathrow Airport but as planes got bigger the buses couldn’t cope with the…

Another Excellent “Service C” Trip

December 21st, 2016

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On Sunday, we run our “Service C” Christmas bus tour around the lights & sights of London. It was a huge success and we’ve had so much great feedback. All guests received a complimentary drink (including mulled wine) and they were entertained by our loveable tour-guide as we visited the most iconic and breath-taking sights….

A Lovely Surprise From The Postman

December 6th, 2016

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We received a lovely handwritten note through the post this morning. It was from Charlie & Pip, two very happy newlyweds that used one of our vintage Routemasters for their big day, last month. They loved the experience and described it as “the highlight of their wedding” – with a huge mix of passengers, from excited…

The Unsung Heroes of Christmas Time

November 18th, 2016

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Christmas party season is well and truly upon on. We all love a Christmas party – the strange time of years where you’re forced to have fun with a bunch of people that you often have nothing in common with. But there’s always one poor soul that’s tasked with organising the event. They have to…

“Afternoon Tea, anyone?…’’

July 7th, 2016

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Are you watching the Wimbledon Finals this weekend? It’s the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Since 1877 it has been held at the traditional All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, in Wimbledon. It’s one of the four Grand Slam tournaments the others being the Australian Open the French Open and the US Open….

Stuck For a Father’s Day Gift?

June 17th, 2016

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Where does Father’s Day come from? Well it was first celebrated in 1910 at the YMCA in Washington. The civil war veteran, William Jackson Smart managed to successfully raise six children, on his own. One of his daughters Sonora Smart Dodd organised the celebration, Father’s Day as a great big thank you. And now it’s…