London Buses route 22

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Go Ahead London route 22.jpg
Operator London General
Night-time Night Bus N22
Start Putney Common
Via Kings Road
Sloane Square
Hyde Park Corner
End Oxford Circus

London Buses route 22 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Putney Common and Oxford Circus, it is operated by London General.


On 9 August 1939, RT1 buses were used to run the route from Homerton to Putney.[1]

Upon being re-tendered, London General commenced a new seven-year contract from 22 July 2000.[2] On 22 July 2005 crewed operation finished with the AEC Routemasters replaced by Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TLs.[2][3]

On 20 October 2012, London General commenced a new contract after successfully re-tendering to retain the route.[4]

On 15 July 2017, route 22 no longer serves Green Park and Piccadilly Circus which the route now starts/terminates at Oxford Circus and serving Berkeley Square.

Current route[edit]


  1. ^ Reed, John (2000). London Buses: A Brief History. Capital Transport Publishing. p. 44. ISBN 9781854142337. 
  2. ^ a b Stewart, David (2006). London’s Last Routemasters. Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-85414-295-5. 
  3. ^ Blacker, Ken (2007). Routemaster: 1970–2005. 2 (2nd ed.). Harrow Weald, Middlesex: Capital Transport. p. 173. ISBN 978-1-85414-303-7. 
  4. ^ "Route 22 - award announced 21 December 2011". Transport for London. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 

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