London Buses route 37

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Operator London Central
Garage Peckham (PM)[citation needed]
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.1m[citation needed]
Peak vehicle requirement 19[citation needed]
Night-time 24-hour service[citation needed]
Start Peckham
Via Herne Hill
Clapham Common
End Putney Heath
Length 14 miles (23 km)
Level Daily[citation needed]
Frequency 10-15 minutes[citation needed]
Journey time 42-84 minutes[citation needed]
Operates 24-hour service[citation needed]

London Buses route 37 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Peckham and Putney Heath, it is operated by London Central.


This route dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when it ran between Peckham and Isleworth. Five STL-type buses with open tops were ordered by Charles Pickup for route 37 on weekdays, now running between Peckham and Richmond.[1] It was later extended to Hounslow, and during World War I was operated with naptha powered vehicles.[2]

In April 1997 the route gained a night bus variant, route N37. It was the 50th night bus route to begin operation in London.[3]

Current route[edit]

Route 37 operates via these primary locations:[4]


  1. ^ Graeme Bruce, J; Curtis, Colin (1977). The London Motor Bus: Its Origins and Development. London Transport. p. 70. ISBN 0853290830. 
  2. ^ Klapper, Charles (1984). The Golden Age of Buses. Routledge. p. 64. ISBN 0-7102-0232-6. 
  3. ^ Aldridge, John (July 1997). "50th night route". Buses (Ian Allan Publishing) (508): 12. 
  4. ^ Route 37 Map Transport for London

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