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Taking one of those iconic red London buses need not be scary. 

I think the experience is lovely actually, but when a friend visiting from the states recently tried to get on a bus and pay cash to her ride (which, isn’t allowed) I knew that a London bus tips video was needed.

In this video I tell you all of the important things you need to know before getting on a London bus (and attempting to get off) so that your first ride on a double-decker is as smooth and easy as possible

While you’re at it, I have some more videos that will help you navigate London’s transportation options:

How to Get Around London — 8 Transportation Options
Important Things to Know Before Using the London Underground
Which Oyster Card Should You Get While Visiting London?

Pin this to your London Tips for Visitors board so you can save it for later:


Top tips for taking a London bus. Learn how to pay for a ride on a London double decker bus, how to get the bus to stop for you, how to know when to get off a London bus, and more!


Jessica Dante

Jess is the founder of Love and London, an online travel guide that helps London tourists to visit London like they live there. She's been featured in Refinery29, Forbes, BBC Radio 2, HuffPost, and more. Jess is also a sustainable and ethical travel advocate.

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