London's 10 Best Bus Routes: 205

London's 10 Best Bus Routes: 205

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Londonist's Ellie Broughton has chosen, out of more than 700, London's 10 Best Bus Routes. So I decided to walk them to see what makes them so special, beginning with the 205.

It is said that London's first bus route began operating in 1829 and connected Paddington to Bank via New Road (now Euston Road) - the closest modern equivalent to this route is the 205. Operating since 2002 it connects Paddington, Marylebone, Euston, King's Cross and Liverpool Street (although it is currently on diversion) termini stations, as well as serving many Underground stations as it follows the northern section of the Circle line. Originally terminating at Whitechapel, it was extended to Mile End in June 2007 and then to Bow Church in August 2009.

Distance: around 8.5 miles.

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