London Buses route 87 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Aldwych and Wandsworth, it is operated by London General.


Route 87 was previously numbered 77A, being renumbered on 3 June 2006 as part of Transport for London's policy of removing letter-suffixed routes. The original route has a longer history, once being part of route 77 running from Kings Cross to Raynes Park.

In October 1956, Monday to Friday morning journeys were extended to Worcester Park, until October 1978. Meanwhile, from 1959 the Sunday service, and from 1965 the Saturday service, was renumbered 77C, running via Westminster Bridge instead of Lambeth Bridge.

In April 1981, Saturday and Sunday services re-introduced, albeit only running to Wandsworth on Sundays. At the same time a Monday to Friday bifurcation was introduced to Putney Heath, replacing the withdrawn section of route 28, with the rest of the route running to Raynes Park. In April 1983, the Wimbledon to Raynes Park section was withdrawn, and by 1984 withdrawn completely between Wandsworth and Wimbledon.

On 25 May 1991, the northern section between Kings Cross and Aldwych was withdrawn, replaced by route 30. The Putney to Wandsworth section was renumbered 77C (now 670).

On 3 June 2006 route 77A was renumbered 87. It was the last route in London with a suffixed number. The number had been used by an East London (Barking to Romford) service until March 2006 that had been replaced by an extension of route 5).

On 1 June 2013, the route was retained by London General with Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s and Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TLs introduced.

In September 2015, the Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s and Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TLs were replaced by Alexander Dennis Enviro 400Hs.

On 2 June 2018, the route was retained by London General using brand new Enviro 400 MMC bodied Alexander Dennis E40Hs and existing Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s.

Current RouteEdit

Route 87 operates via these primary locations:

  • Aldwych
  • Charing Cross
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Westminster
  • Parliament Square
  • Tate Gallery
  • Vauxhall Bus Station
  • Wandsworth Road
  • Clapham Junction
  • Wandsworth Wandsworth Plain

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