Service & Traffic Update in London

All the latest updates to our services in one place

As one of the busiest cities in the world, there is always something exciting happening in London. From parades and races to festivals and celebrations, you can almost guarantee there is a big event happening each month. Whilst these city-wide events are lots of fun to watch and take part in, they can sometimes cause disruptions to our bus tours which are out of our control. There may also be occasions when we are not notified in advance of protests, protests are approved at short notice or information isn't available to us until events have started. 

To avoid disappointment, please take note of the planned London events throughout the year below which may affect our service. We will try our best to inform customers as soon as we are made aware of any disruptions to our service on this page and on our Tootbus app. Plan ahead for your day of sightseeing with Tootbus and make the most of your time in London.

If you need to know more about current service updates, you can download our Tootbus app available on App Store and Google Play, speak to a member of staff at our bus stops or on board our buses for the most up to date information or contact us.


Current service updates:

Stop closures

  • On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, between 10.30am and 12.30pm, stop 13 (Buckingham Palace) on the Yellow route, and stop 19 (Buckingham Palace) on the Blue route, are closed due to road closures for the set up of the Changing of the Guards ceremony.
    Closest stop is stop 15 (Grosvenor Gardens) on the Yellow and Blue routes. It is approximately a 10-minute walk from Buckingham Palace.
  • We will not be able to serve stop 12 (Horseferry Road) from Saturday 13th July until Thursday 18th July as Abingdon Street and St Margaret Street will be closed for preparation works for the State Opening of Parliament.
  • On Wednesday 17th July, we will not be able to serve stop 23 (Parliament Street) and stop 24 (Horse Guards Parade) until 2pm as roads are closed for the State Opening of Parliament. 

Sunday 21st July - Rathayatra Procession and Rally

On Sunday 21st July, between 11am and 3pm, our buses will be diverted away from Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square as road closures will be implemented to facilitate the Rathayatra Procession and Rally. We won't be able to serve the following stops:

Yellow route: 1, 2 & 16
Blue route: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28

Kids Tours will depart from and finish at stop 15, Grosvenor Gardens, which is minutes from Victoria Station.

The following landmarks will not be seen when the buses are on diversion: 10 Downing Street, Cenotaph, Horse Guards, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Fortnum Mason, Ritz Hotel, Hard Rock Cafe 

Upcoming events

The following upcoming events are likely to cause disruptions to our service. More details will be given closer to the date of each event:

  • 1 September - Vitality Half Marathon
  • 13 October - Royal Parks Half Marathon
  • 9 November - Lord Mayor's Show 
  • 10 November - Remembrance Sunday
  • 11 November - Remembrance Day
  • 31 December - New Year's Eve Fireworks
  • 1 January - New Year's Day Parade