The London Routemaster bus - RML 2616 was acquired by its current owner Brian Thompson (of Retford) in March 2010. Since then it has undergone significant restoration and is now used for special occasions including weddings and corporate work.
RML 2616 has been used in service in various parts of the capital. Starting its life with London Transport in May 1967 it initially operated out of Holloway Garage on Service 14.
In September 1971 it was moved to Highgate with a further move to Putney in 1974 where it spent the next seven years before being transferred to Tottenham in 1981. Between 1985 and 1987 it went on to spend short spells at Hendon, Shepherds Bush and Cricklewood.
The bus was originally fitted with an AEC engine which was replaced in 1991 with a Cummins engine.
In September 1994 the bus was acquired from London Transport by Stagecoach East who operated it out of Upton Park Garage on service 15.
The Cummins engine was replaced by a Scania engine in 2000 and the bus continued providing service in London until being withdrawn in August 2003.
From 2003 up until its purchase in 2010 by Brian Thompson RML 2616 was privately operated at Milton Keynes.
‘Fairway’ Black London Cab
This authentic 1996 Black London Cab, a true part of London’s heritage, has enjoyed life to the full in the capital and is now in semi retirement.
The cab is wheel chair friendly and has its own ramp to enable access.
It can easily accommodate the most extravagant bridal wear making it a better option than a saloon so very wedding dress friendly with step in step out large fully opening doors. The cab seats 5 passengers plus your driver.
Although this is an original London Taxi we are NOT a taxi service.
The Black London Cab can be hired with driver on its own or at a discounted rate if hired with our London Routemaster bus which seats up to 72 passengers.
Brian Thompson can be contacted on 01777 707308 or 07973 728411 if you wish to discuss hiring either the London Routemaster bus or the Black London Cab for your special occasion. Alternatively you can contact him by filling out and submitting the form on the Contact page of this website.