London Sovereign is one of the many operators of London Buses, owned by Transdev. Since Transdev sold London United to RATP, it is Transdev's only remaining London bus company.
Company history 
London Sovereign can trace its roots back to independent Borehamwood Travel Services (BTS), which ran a number of ex-Kelvin Central MCW Metrobuses, as well as new Leyland Olympian/Northern Counties Palatines and a collection of other vehicles. In 1993 it won its biggest London Buses contract, to operate route 13 (Golders Green - Aldwych) with leased AEC Routemasters in its orange livery. In 1994, BTS was sold to the Blazefield Group's Sovereign subsidiary, and it became Sovereign London. In 2003, it was sold to the Transdev group, which renamed it London Sovereign.
They have two bus garages.
Edgware (BT) 
This garage runs London bus routes 13, 114, 183, 251, 292, 324, school route 605 and night route N13.
The original London Sovereign logo
When Edgware garage was first opened by the London General Omnibus Company in 1925 it had space for 24 buses, but there was plenty of room adjacent to the Underground station which had recently been built. In 1939 a new building was built next to the original building which was to become the new bus station, while the remaining open parking area was used to store vehicles for the trolleybus replacement program. In 1984 a new 100 bus garage was built on on the site of the long closed Edgware railway station at a cost of £4.5 Million. In 1992 plans were made to close Edgware garage as Cricklewood garage was to become a fully functioning garage with new facilities. The outdoor parking area and the bus station then became a midibus base in 1993, with a new bus wash and light maintenance facilities provided in the yard.
In 1999, London Sovereign, which had won some tenders for bus services in the North-East London area, took a 10-year lease of half of Edgware garage and invested in a new maintenance facility which was to replace its former base at Borehamwood. In late 2000, Metroline moved back into the other half of the garage, making it one of the few garages to be shared by two operators.
On 3 September 2011, London Sovereign gained the contract for route 251, and are now operating it from this garage.
On 1 September 2012, London Sovereign gained the contract for route 605, and are now operating it from this garage.
Bus types in use 
Harrow (SO) 
This garage runs London bus routes 398, H9, H10, H11, H13, H14, and H17.
Harrow (SO) opened in 1994. Harrow (SO) is Transdev London's smallest garage just holding 42 buses. Due to a low roof beam across the middle of the site the depot building cannot hold double deckers.
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Bus type in use 
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