The London Bus, Paperback Book

The London Bus Paperback

Part of the Shire Library series


The red double decker bus is one of the enduring images of London.

Although now increasingly replaced by modern bendy buses, the classic rear-entrance double-decker still appears on postcards, keyrings, t-shirts and other tourist souvenirs.

Successor to the horse-drawn London buses of the nineteenth century, the B-type double-decker first appeared in the Edwardian period, and was the first in a classic line of London motorbuses.

Take a trip back in time to explore the story of the London bus, from horse-drawn to bendy bus.

With special attention paid to the much-loved double-decker, the author discusses bus design, manufacture and operation, plus the work of drivers and conductors, making this the perfect celebration of the best-loved bus in the world.




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