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Last updated 4 April 2010.


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“A street map showing fifteen selected Bus Routes which take you to all the places of interest in central London – together with an index and grid”

This map has the same dimensions as the pocket-size Underground diagram. The map, titled VISITOR’S BUS ROUTES, is a slightly smaller version of the one later used in the WELCOME maps, covers the area from Notting Hill to Aldgate and Islington to Battersea, and shows routes 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14, 22, 24, 25, 38, 73, 74, 77 and 109, each in their own colour and line-type. The index on the back lists 73 places of interest, and their location on the map.

1958

758. 1502M 250000

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1959
459. 791E. 250M

1960
560/1162E/250M


WELCOME


1951
1150/2737H/1,000M


1962

662/137E/250M
◀ One of the maps produced by London Transport specifically for the tourist market. It includes a Central Area map showing the Underground and selected bus services, and on the other side a potted history of the London bus plus details of many tourist locations and, of course, promotion of the (then) 4′- Sightseeing Tour.
The folder contains a street map showing fifteen selected bus routes which take one to all the places of interest in central London, with the nearest Underground Station and an index and grid. It unfolds to reveal, on one side, a map of Visitor’s Central London with bus and Underground routes. The reverse contains a list of places to visit, a selection of the best sightseeing bus routes, a brief history of The London Bus and London’s Underground. The prices are pre-decimal, and London Underground Century Publications (1863-1963) are advertised. ▶

1963
263/349E/250M

1964
164/148E/250 M

1964 inside & back

1965
265/453Z/250M

1966

266/344Z/250M


May 2009

2010

Spring 2010


Visitor’s Guide

London Transport produced this fold-out map and information folder for a number of years in the mid- to late-’60s. It includes a full network and central area Green Line maps, plus a route list, an Underground map, a Central London bus and Underground map, and details of Tours and Special Tickets available to visitors. The text is in four languages: English, French, German and Spanish.

[March 1966]

[March] 1966

366/731M/200M

[1968]

[January 1968]

[April 1969]
469/903M/500,000

1977


1988/89

inside

2006

January 2008

April 2009

June 2009


SIGHTSEEING

This is a large fold-out map the same size as the ordinary bus map of that time. On one side is a large-scale coloured map of Central London showing places of interest with bus routes and underground stations. On the other side are brief descriptions of some of the famous places of interest to visitors to London, with a grid reference to find them on the map. In addition, there is a black-and-white central area Underground map, as well as line drawings of some of the places. There are adverts for London Transport publications, Rover tickets and the Round London Sightseeing Tour that includes a map of the route.

(1969)

169/194Z/250,000

1970
270/440M/250,000

1971
271/1355m/500,000

1971

571 2155M 150M(R)


Tourist Information


1971
271/1355m/500,000

1972
272-1526M-1,000,000
◀ One side has a Visitor’s London bus and underground map of Central london. The other side has the full Underground diagram of lines, a description and the route of the Round London Sightseeing Tour, and general information about travel in London.
1972 Dutch
372/1610M 500M

1972 German
372/1712M/400,000


1973
272-1526M-1,000,000
Yes, it’s the same print code as 1972!

1973 French

1973 Italian
4.73/1856M/100,000

1974
274/1212M/1,000,000

1974 French

1975
1274/3086M/1,000,000

1975 French

1976
275/1311M/500,000

1976
875/2712M/750,000

1976 German
875/2720M/250,000


1977
1176/3060M/750M

1977 German
1276/3062M/575M

1977 Dutch
1276/3066M/375M

1977 Italian

1977 Spanish

1978 Dutch

10.77/2488M/400,000

1978 French

10.77/2724M/500,000

1978 German

10.77/2726M/500,000

1978 Italian

10.77/2728M/200,000

1978 Spanish

10.77/2730M/150,000

1978
1177/2722M/1000M

1978
278/1373M/1000M(R)

1978
778/2246M/1,000,000(R)

1979 German

10.78/2895M/600,000

1979 French

10.78/2897M/500,000

1979 Dutch

10.78/2899M/300,000

1979 Italian

10.78/2901M/200,000.

1979 Spanish

10.78/2903M/200,000

1979
1278/2893M/1,000M

1979
479/2057M/1,000,000(R)

1979

879/2871M/1,000,000


1980

180/1116M/1,000,000

1981

281/1206M/1,000,000

1981

281/1206M/1,000,000(R)

1981
481/1782M/1,400,000

1981

681/1939M/500,000 (R)

1982


1983

1984

1984/85

1985/86

1986/7

1987/8

1987/8 inside

1987/8 back


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198x

1998


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