London Buses route H2 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Golders Green and Hampstead Garden Suburb, it is operated by Metroline.


Hampstead route H2 has its roots as a Dial-a-Ride service that began in the 1970s in the Hampstead Garden Suburb area, using Ford Transit minibuses. On tendering in 1989, the route was won by R&I Tours, and moved from Finchley to Park Royal Garage. During 1995 R&I was bought out by MTL London, which in turn was bought out by Metroline in 1998.

A diversion of the route to serve Temple Fortune Lane was considered in 2000, although the diversion would have taken the route away from Willifield Way, disrupting about 100 passenger trips each day. The increased journey time to reach Hampstead Garden Suburb would also have necessitated an extra bus to ensure continued reliability. The idea was subsequently dropped, on passenger disruption and cost grounds.

In June 2005, brand new Optare Solos were introduced to convert the route to low floor.

On 10 June 2006, the route passed to Arriva The Shires , also with Optare Solos.

On 11 June 2011, the route was again retained by Arriva The Shires.

On 1 January 2016, the Arriva group restructured its bus operations, which included the transfer of route H2 from Arriva The Shires to Arriva London.

On 9 June 2018, the route passed back to Metroline operating their Cricklewood (W) garage using Optare Solos on loan from Arriva London.

The Optare Solos will be replaced by brand new Optare Solo SRs from September 2018.

Current routeEdit

Route H2 is a circular route and runs in this direction only

  • Golders Green Bus Station
  • Golders Green Road
  • Hoop Lane
  • Meadway Gate
  • Meadway
  • Wildwood Road
  • Kingsley Way
  • Neville Drive
  • Spencer Drive
  • Holne Chase
  • Charlton Drive
  • Norrice Lea
  • Linden Lea
  • Kingsley Way
  • Market Place
  • Northway
  • Central Square
  • North Square
  • Erskine Hill
  • Asmuns Hill
  • Willifield Way
  • Hampstead Way
  • Meadway
  • Meadway Gate
  • Hoop Lane
  • Finchley Road
  • Golders Green Bus Station

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