35px London Buses
Operated by London General
Garage Putney
Vehicle Volvo B7TL/ Wright Eclipse Gemini
PVR 21
Start Baker Street
Via Portman Square
Marble Arch
South Kensington
Gloucester Road
Earl's Court
Putney Bridge
End Putney
Length 7 miles (11 km)
Level Daily
Frequency About every 8-12 minutes
Journey time 37-71 minutes
Day 5:15am until 1:30am
Night Night Bus N74
Adult single fares
Oyster 90p
Cash £2.00
peak vehicle requirement
Transport for LondonPerformance

London Buses route 74 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to London General.


Route 74 began as a totally new route on 1 January 1950, running from Camden Town to Putney Heath Green Man and Putney Heath Telegraph Inn (Monday to Saturday journeys) via route 274 (between Camden Town and Marble Arch), existing route and route 14 (between Putney Station and Putney Heath Green Man).

It hadn't changed from 1950 until 1965.

It was extended from Putney Heath to Kingston Vale (Monday to Friday peaks) in 1966 with journeys to Telegraph Inn transferred to route 85.

In 1981 it was rerouted via withdrawn section of route 30 to Roehampton Earl Spencer (Sunday) and Bessborough Road (Monday to Saturday).

In 1982, it was withdrawn between Putney and Roehampton on Sundays.

Terminus changed in the Roehampton area at Danebury Avenue in 1984.

It was withdrawn between West Brompton Empress State Building and Roehampton (Monday to Saturday) on 3 August 1985 and Sunday in February 1985. But it was extended back to Roehampton in 1987.

In 1991, it was rerouted at Baker Street to King's Cross via route 18, withdrawn section was replaced by new route 274.

It was withdrawn between Baker Street and King's Cross in 1993. The section between Putney and Roehampton was withdrawn in 2002, being replaced by new route 430.

Before it was operated by London General, it was operated from Putney Bridge (F) garage, using RT's.

Allocation was transferred to Chelverton Road (AF) and Riverside (R) garages and RT's were replaced by Routemasters (RM's) in 1965.

Chelverton Road (AF) gained the whole allocation and 30-foot Routemasters (RML's) replaced RM's in 1967.

Holloway (HT) gained part of the allocation in 1981. Metrobuses replaced RML's in 1987. Chelverton Road (now Putney) (AF) gained the whole allocation in 1991. Volvo Olympian/Northern Counties Palatine (NV's) replaced the Metrobuses in 1998 and Volvo B7TL 10m / Wright Eclipse Gemini were bought to convert the route into low-floor.

Night bus N74 provides the night service for route 74 and 430, between Baker Street and Roehampton.

Current routeEdit

Route departing Baker Street StationEdit

Route departing Putney StationEdit

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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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