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Map of Routemaster Routes in London

I found a Map that has the routes but not the stops along the way. anyone know where I could find a more detailed map? Thanks

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1) Go to the bus page on the Transport for London site 2) Enter your route number 3) Click on the "show all stops" on the left side of the page. The #9 route is one that uses some routemasters.

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Thanks Laura, Tried that. It works Thanks. but I was hoping for one that I could print off. Any ideas?

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Go to the following link, choose the desired borough, then on the next screen choose the desired PDF. I think you would mostly want to start by choosing the 'City of London' borough. But Route 9 is shown on the Hammersmith and Fulham > Kensington Olympia map. The bus maps are interesting to read. (I know, I'm a map and timetable nerd.) http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/maps/buses/

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The number 15 also has Routemasters, although only the section between Tower Hill and Trafalgar Square. The route maps that Rose linked to are about as detailed as you will get to print out. The downside is that you need to know which ones you need in advance, but if you click on the link that says 'View borough map' it makes that a bit easier. From there you need to decide which maps to print - it's not that hard if you know London a bit or if you spend some time with a streetmap. In addition to Rose's suggestion of the City I would add Westminster and maybe others, depending on where you are staying and where you plan to visit. I carried around laminated copies of several of those maps in my briefcase for years, but the problem for visitors is they don't show all the stops. For that you need a smartphone or tablet app, and if you have such a device then I'd recommend Citymapper London (which is free) and Bus Checker (which is very cheap). I use both all the time, which is fine because I have mobile data, but even if you just used Citymapper for planning before you leave Canada it would be worth a look. It isn't really a problem if you don't have such an app, you just walk along the route to the next bus stop. You might also like the 'Key bus routes in central London' map, which is the 6th page of this PDF document: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/visitor-guide.pdf

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The 9 and 15 have Routemaster journeys but not over the whole route - the 9 Routemasters run from Trafalgar Square to Kensington High Street and the 15 from Tower Hill to Trafalgar Square. Apart from the detailed maps on the website you won't find a map that shows every single stop on London buses - they stop too frequently to make it worthwhile.

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Shelley, your posted questions indicate that you are doing quite thorough research for your trip, and I applaud you for that. Have a great trip! London is a fabulously fascinating city on so many levels.

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Thank you for all the suggestions. Yes, Rose, since I am the "travel Agent" for my husband and I, I feel I must know pretty good where everything is. and I'm probably doing more research than lots of people do. Plans are really coming together. I knew about both of those routes 9 & 15. Thanks for the suggestion of the App, might check that out, as I will have my phone for sure! Are there any other routes...not necessarily Routemaster that go the typical tourist routes? :)

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Are there any other routes...not necessarily Routemaster that go the typical tourist routes? :) Yes - see the map that I linked to at the end of my post at 1.40am yesterday. It is exactly what you describe.

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Sorry Kevin, I hadn't checked it out yet...will right now. Thanks. :)
I had already seen this one. It's in my documents ready to go. :)