What is said to be the largest ever display of heritage Routemaster buses takes place this weekend at Finsbury Park.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the famous bus, the event runs on both Saturday and Sunday and — baring mechanical failures — should see over 150 of the double-decker buses rolling into town for people to look at, climb in, and ride around in.
They have a bus coming from Germany, from France, from Scotland, numerous Routemasters that have returned to the UK, many that have been specially prepared for this event, including many vehicles that have repainted and several Routemasters making their rally debut at this event.
The Routemaster 60 event is free and open on Sat/Sun from 10am to 6pm. Nearest tube station is probably Manor House, although it’s only a short walk from Finsbury Park.
Routemaster Parades at 2pm on both days
The Buses from the Decades Parade will take place on Sunday at noon
Catering buses – including Routemasters of course, with RML2291 and RML2715 confirmed
Special vehicle displays – including Historic Vehicle displays from the decades before and after the Routemaster
…and the usual collection of stalls and displays that come with any heritage event of this sort.
Free bus rides
For both days of the Routemaster 60 event, there will be operating a free circular service numbered X60 by Routemasters from outside the park and adjacent to Manor House station.
The service starts at 11am on both days; it finishes at 5:30pm on the Saturday and 4:30pm on the Sunday.