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Open Topper with Open Platform

This open top Routemaster bus is ideal for static hire in indoor exhibition halls or outdoor Summer events. It can be connected to a shore electrical supply. There are 44 seats in total.


Open Topper with Open Platform at Earls Court Exhibition Centre; Westminster Uni stand Open Topper with Open Platform at Kings Cross Station

Our Open Topper with Open Platform is painted bright red, as it was throughout its career as a London bus since being manufactured in 1960 (full history below).

Branding wise, large banners can be draped along the sides, to create attention-grabbing advertising space, and Personalized Signs can be fitted to the front.

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ExCeL, nearside rear view Banner display by Kings Cross Station Woburn Abbey, offside front view Exterior from above

Lower Saloon

There is a traditional 'hop-on, hop-off'

open platform[Definition: Entrance area, without doors, towards rear of bus. Leads directly to the staircase on double deckers. Not the same as Open Top.]

rear entrance with vertical pole.

There are 16 comfortable soft trimmed seats, 8 of which are arranged in bays around two tables.

On request, ramps can be fitted for a wheelchair user to gain access through double doors in the side (this entails a reduction in the number of seats by 2).

A large servery counter is at the front, with a shelf underneath.

When the bus is connected to an electrical supply:

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Downstairs towards front Counter Downstairs table bay Downstairs towards rear

Upper Saloon

Visitors can survey all directions from the fully open top deck, making an excellent viewpoint.

There are 28 seats. Although waterproof, they retain cushions for comfort. 16 of the seating places are arranged in bays, around four tables.

When the bus is connected to an electrical supply:

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Upstairs towards front Upstairs table bay Upstairs towards rear


Wi-Fi is available at outdoor events as an optional extra.

This bus is part of our 'Timebus Space' brand and does not transport passengers. However, we have another open top double decker Routemaster which does.

→ Gallery of more photos featuring this bus.
→ Further historical information on this bus is available on our History Fact Sheet (PDF document) and floor plans (available on request).