Ride a piece of history through London — Photo courtesy of courtesy of Nick Pirie, Ensign Bus Hire You'll be riding a piece of history through London if you hire a vintage bus. Red London buses have been around since the dawn of motor vehicles, but with the mania for all things vintage taking off yet again, many are now hiring these amazing London buses for special purposes.
Companies like Ensign buses are providing people with the means to hire their own piece of history and ride the streets of London in a wartime RT8, or a 1950s Tiger. These buses have been lovingly restored, and if you like your day's hire, you can always look into buying your own piece of history too, as Ensign also sell buses for the right price.
Ride to your wedding on a Tiger — Photo courtesy of courtesy of Nick Pirie, Ensign Bus HireWeddings, parties, christenings, anniversaries, or just a day out with a group of friends, or interest group, all can be a perfect excuse to get together and hire a bus. The different buses, take different size groups, and don't fit down all London streets, so make sure you clear the route with the driver first.
Any group can hire a bus for the day, or just a few hours — Photo courtesy of sludgegulperInside and outside, the buses even have vintage adverts from the period in which they were in service as public buses. So the RT8 has some great 'dig for victory' and 'win the war' inspired adverts. If you hire the Tiger, with a smaller group, you can believe you're off on a summer holiday complete with a handkerchief on your head and an all in one bathing suit, so authentic is the period styling. The drivers and conductors come dressed for the period too, and are friendly, fun loving and help the party go with a swing.
The RLH spent 30 years in Canada, as well as the UK — Photo courtesy of courtesy of Nick Pirie, Ensign Bus HireSome people use the buses to get them to and from a venue, others take a tour on the bus as part of the party itself. Whatever your occasion, you can talk to Ensign or any of the other companies that hire these buses and work out how best to cater for your party. Seeing that bus come down your street though, full of your friends and family is a very special thing and really makes any occasion extra special and memorable.