Alpha Bus has many years’ experience working with schools across London and the South East of England and are delighted to offer a unique resource combining learning with travel on a classic London bus.
A visit from one of our historic buses is ideal for teaching on the subjects of History of Transport or Local History (Key Stage 1 or 2). Or why not travel to a Prom or enjoy a Leavers Day Out in style on board a classic London bus.
History of Transport – Key Stage 1 or 2
Our classic 1960’s London Routemaster will visit your school. Pupils inspect the bus from the outside to spot the differences between our old bus and a modern vehicle. They can even look under the bonnet to see the giant engine.
Then they queue at our bus stop before climbing on board where the interior becomes a classroom and our friendly uniformed bus crew teach about the history of buses and bus travel using large pictures and many genuine artefacts. Then it is off for a ride (optional) of the local area. Our bus conductor will collect the fares (old pennies) and issue every passenger with a ticket from an old-fashioned ticket machine. Play a game of Transport I-Spy and enjoy a sing-a-long on the way back.
Local History – Key Stage 1 or 2
If you are traveling to a local site of historic interest or want a bespoke tour of the history of your local area why not do so in style by traveling on a piece of local history – an old London bus!
We can discuss the day beforehand and tailor make your journey to your exact requirements.
Sightseeing Tour of London - Starting and Finishing at Your School
A sightseeing tour of London on board one of our heritage buses. The bus will collect and return you from your school premises. Each Tour can be tailored to suit particular themes or sights that the school wishes to focus on. A lunch break will be provided at an agreed location. Our conductor will act as guide and provide relevant fun and educational activities whilst on route.
Sightseeing Tour of London - Starting from Central London
If you would prefer to travel into London by train, we can arrange to meet you at any central London Station and start your London Tour from there.
School Leavers & Proms
We provide the perfect form of fun and memorable travel for your School Leavers Day Out or Prom.
Friendly Drivers & Conductor/Guides (DBS checked)
PA system on every bus
Souvenir Gift Shop (optional)
Health & Safety
The safety and comfort of all our passengers is our top priority
All double decker’s come with a trained bus conductor whose job it is to supervise boarding and exiting the bus and ensure safety during the journey
Fully licensed and insured
Our buses are professionally maintained to the highest standard
All our buses are equipped with fire extinguishers and a First Aid kit
Staff are DBS checked
Seats adjacent to exits and stairs are reserved for school staff
A barrier is placed across the open rear platform whilst travelling
Risk Assessment forms provided
Many Greater London Schools frequently make use of service buses for short trips. Like all service buses our vehicles are not equipped with seat belts
With the exception of bottled water we do not allow food or drink to be consumed on our buses
Due to their age and configuration our buses are not suitable for wheelchair access
The bus was a perfect way to send the kids off to prom. It was a great experience from start to finish. So easy to work with you.
Thanks, Liz Bengis, The American School in London
Thank you to Alpha Bus for our amazing Leavers day out. Norman was fantastic and the kids had a blast.
Chinthurst School, Tadworth
Just wanted to say a very big thank you for being so great and efficient in the lead up and on the day itself! The children loved having the bus sitting outside and they were so excited! It was just the effect that I - and the other Mums and Dads - wanted to make their last day at primary school as memorable as possible.Thank you again and I will definately pass on your details/use you again given half the chance!
Kind regards, Jennie