A Tower Transit Wright Eclipse Gemini 2-bodied Volvo B9TL on route 28 in August 2013
OperatorLondon United
Night-timeNight Bus N28 and N31
StartSouthside Wandsworth
Kensington Olympia
High Street Kensington
Kensington Palace
Notting Hill Gate
Harrow Road
EndKensal Rise station

London Buses route 28 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. The route runs between Southside Wandsworth and Kensal Rise station and is operated by London United.


First London Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TL at Kensal Rise station in June 2007
Tower Transit Alexander Dennis Enviro400 at Kensington High Street in August 2013

In 1988, Gold Arrow routes 28 and 31 were introduced,[1] operated by CentreWest.[2] On 4 March 1989, route 28 was converted to minibus operation with AEC Routemasters replaced by 28-seat Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz midibuses leading to severe overcrowding and poor reliability.[3]

In June 2013, route 28 was included in the sale of First London's Atlas Road garage to Tower Transit.[4][5]

On 1 May 2021, Route 28 was passed on to London United from Wandsworth and Stamford Brook Garages.

Current route

Route 28 operates via these primary locations:[6]


  1. ^ Public transport planning and operations. PTRC Education and Research Services Ltd. 1990. p. 109. Intensive inner London Gold Arrow services 28 and 31, introduced in 1988, have given encouraging results. Individual operating subsidiaries of London Buses Ltd. are making further minibus conversions, such as those of CentreWest in Ealing.
  2. ^ "Untitled". Transport. 15: 85. 1994. It also helps to avoid the instability and wasteful duplication found in deregulated areas. However, local opportunities for service development may also be envisaged, in addition to those devised centrally. Examples include the 'Gold Arrow' midibus services 28 and 31 of the Centrewest company
  3. ^ Blacker, Ken (2007). Routemaster: 1970–2005. 2 (2nd ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. pp. 96, 97. ISBN 978-1-85414-303-7.
  4. ^ First quits London bus business Archived 7 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine Bus & Coach Professional 9 April 2013
  5. ^ Date set for Aussie takeover of London bus routes Australasian Bus & Coach 14 June 2013
  6. ^ Route 28 Map Transport for London