London celebrations

London buses will be wrapped in purple to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


uses in London will be wrapped in purple in a special tribute to the Queen to mark the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The eight buses will be in service from Friday and will run on selected routes passing through some of central London’s iconic locations associated with the Royal Family, including Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey, and Royal Parks such as Hyde Park and Green Park.

Bus wraps will be in service on select buses on routes 6, 52, 98, 29, 319, 148, 65, 281, 371, 205, 106, 212, 230, 357 and 270.

It is part of a series of tributes to the Queen from Transport for London, which will also see special celebratory messages broadcast on the Jubilee line, the new Elizabeth line and lines with a royal link in their names throughout the bank holiday weekend, from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5.

London’s wider transport network can also expect to hear station announcements and digital displays to put visitors in the festive spirit.

TFL expects services to be busy throughout the holiday weekend and said there will be no planned closures to allow maximum movement of people in the city.

Night Tube services will operate on the Central, Jubilee and Victoria lines on Friday June 3 and Saturday June 4.

A special service will be operating on the Elizabeth line on Sunday June 5 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

TFL services and Central London routes may be busier than usual, particularly on Saturday evenings and daytime Sundays at major interchanges.

TfL Chief Operating Officer Andy Lord said: “We are delighted to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s incredible achievement by becoming the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

“I am pleased that all TfL public transport will operate with no planned closures and that the Elizabeth line will run a special service on Jubilee weekend Sunday – but I would encourage customers to check before travelling.”