London's 10 Best Bus Routes: RV1

London's 10 Best Bus Routes: RV1

Best for the Thames

Next on the list of London's 10 Best Bus Routes is the RV1 route which links Tower Gateway and Covent Garden. The service initially carried 'Riverside' branding and was intended to open up the South Bank, connecting visitor attractions including the National Theatre, London Eye, Royal Festival Hall and Tate Modern. It serves many streets that previously were not served by buses. The Daily Telegraph called the route one of the "best routes for sightseeing on a shoestring".

Route RV1 commenced operating on 27 April 2002 and was one of the first routes in London to use off-bus ticketing and unusually operates at the same frequency on Sundays as on other days of the week.

Distance: around 3.5 miles.

Livery Companies of the City of London

Livery Companies of the City of London

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