Top 10 iconic London images – red bus is top photo for tourists – Quirky London – London 24
In a survey to find tourists’ most iconic London photographs, the red bus came out on top followed by The Queen and red telephone boxes.
Of course, the most iconic red bus of all is the Routemaster, which was introduced in 1956 and was in continuous service until 2005.
Nearly 3,000 of the original model were built, outlasting several replacement types.
A new vehicle, dubbed the Boris Bus, has taken its inspiration from the Routemaster, bringing back the hop-on-hop-off style. The first one went into service earlier this year.