London Buses route 11
New Bus for London on route 11
|Vehicle||New Bus For London 11.3m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||26|
|Night-time||Night Bus N11|
|Start||Liverpool Street Station|
|Length||7 miles (11 km)|
|Frequency||About every 7–10 minutes|
|Journey time||35–80 minutes|
|Operates||05:15 until 01:30|
London Buses route 11 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to Go-Ahead London and runs from Liverpool Street Station to Fulham Broadway.
Route 11 was introduced by the London General Omnibus Company in August 1906, and is amongst the oldest routes to have operated continuously in London, although its route has changed on several occasions.
The route starts at the bus station of Liverpool Street station in the north eastern corner of the City of London and terminates at Fulham Broadway travelling via the West End and some of London's most famous landmarks. The journey from the top deck is a cheap means of sightseeing in London.
On 4 June 2002, Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, the Metropolitan Police flagged down a Number 11 bus and used it as temporary transport for twenty-three peaceful anti-royalty demonstrators whom they had arrested after the demonstration, most of them in a nearby pub. The bus was used to take the protestors to various police stations for questioning. The protesters sued the police, and the Met settled out of court with an apology, an admission of unlawful detention, and a payment of £3,500 to each protester.
The route has a cameo appearance in the 2005 film The Da Vinci Code, where the protagonists take a number 11 bus from near Temple Church to get to "Chelsea Library", though they get off at Westminster Abbey; this is the same route the bus takes in real life.
- Liverpool Street Station Bus Station
- Bank Station
- Mansion House Station
- St Paul's Churchyard
- City Thameslink Station
- Charing Cross Station
- Trafalgar Square
- Westminster Station
- Victoria Station
- Victoria Coach Station
- Sloane Square Station
- Fulham Broadway Station
The bus route passes many tourist attractions such as Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Methodist Central Hall Westminster, St Margaret's, Westminster, Churchill War Rooms, The Cenotaph, Downing Street entrance, Banqueting House, Horse Guards Parade, Admiralty House, Trafalgar Square, Royal Courts of Justice, Prince Henry's Room, St Dunstan-in-the-West, St Bride's Church, St Martin, Ludgate, St Paul's Cathedral, St Mary Aldermary, Mansion House, and Bank of England. It also goes near the Royal Exchange, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Daily Express Building, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Royal Courts of Justice, St Clement Danes, Aldwych tube station, High Commission of Australia, Savoy Hotel, Nelson's Column, Admiralty Arch, Big Ben, Palace of Westminster and New Scotland Yard.
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