35px London Buses
Operated by Selkent
Garage Plumstead
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.2m
PVR Day:27


Start Plumstead
Via Woolwich
New Cross
Elephant and Castle
End Whitehall
Length 12 miles (19 km)
Level 24-hour service
Frequency About every 7-8 minutes
Journey time 54-92 minutes
Day 24-hour service
Night 24-hour service
Adult single fares
Oyster 90p
Cash £2.00
peak vehicle requirement
Transport for LondonPerformance

London Buses route 53 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to Selkent.


This route dates back to 1952. It traditionally ran from Plumstead Common to West Hampstead, later Camden Town, and until recently Oxford Circus. It was cut back to Whitehall and reduced in frequency when London Buses route 453 began on 15 February 2003.

Current routeEdit

Route departing PlumsteadEdit

Route departing Trafalgar SquareEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

List of bus routes in London

1-99 | 100-199 | 200-299 | 300-399 | 400-499 | 500-599 | 600-699 | Letter prefix | Night only

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