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.


Saturday 29 June - Pride parade

On Saturday 29 June, Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square will be closed to facilitate the Pride parade. Service on the yellow and blue route will be impacted by delays, diversions and stop closures.

Kids Tour - amended departure point and route

The Kids Tour will depart from stop 18, Oxford Street, on the yellow and blue route, and will follow the route below. The departure point is located at 128 Park Lane, London W1K 7AE.


Sunday 14 July - Asics 10K run

On Sunday 14th July, some roads in the Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Parliament Square areas will be closed to facilitate the Asics 10K run. The run is scheduled to finish at 2.30pm, and roads are scheduled to reopen at 3pm. Our service will therefore be impacted until 3pm, and our buses will be diverted from this area. 

The following bus stops will be closed until 3pm:
- Yellow route: stops 1, 2, 3, 10 and 11
- Blue route: stops 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28
- Green route: stops 38 and 39

The following landmarks won't be seen when the buses are on diversion: 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Sq., Picadilly Circus, Parliament Sq. Westminster Abbey, Cenotaph, Fortnum & Mason.


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