Routemasters to return to Wanstead for Route 101 celebration day

DSCF3899Routemasters on show in Wanstead in 2011

Iconic Routemaster busses will return to Wanstead on 26 March for the London Bus Museum’s Route 101 running day.

Buses will depart every 10 minutes from Woodbine Place (10am to 5pm; free) and follow the original route – which was initially numbered 54 but changed to 101 in 1914 – to North Woolwich, via Manor Park, East Ham, Beckton and Cyprus (Royal Albert Dock).

Routemasters were used for the 101 service from 1971 to 1982, and in December 2005, the route was diverted to Gallions Reach.