We start our day travelling on Arriva’s Heritage Routemaster RM5, heading to Bentley Priory via the following stopping places to pick up group members. Additional picking up points have been added to the details published in Freinds News.  Please indicate when booking which bus stop you will boarding at:

09:10 Norwood Garage 

09:45 Victoria Station, Wilton Road, by Hudsons Place

09:55 Hyde Park Corner, Park Lane Northbound bus stops

10:45 Stanmore Underground Station

Then on to Bentley Priory.

On arrival at Bentley Priory, we take a tour of the Battle of Britain Museum at 11:30 and after our tour we will be having afternoon tea at 14:00.

Bentley Priory was the Headquarters of Fighter Command 1940. Discover how the Battle of Britain was won. Explore the important stories of Air Chief Marshall Dowding, the Battle of Britain aircrew and those who worked on the ground to ensure victory. Our guide will explain how Bentley Priory played a pivotal role in stoping Nazi Germany from invading Great Britain.

After our guided tour, we have time to explore other areas of Bentley Priory before we go for Afternoon Tea at 14:00. We will leave to return to Norwood Garage via our outbound stopping place at 16:00  

The cost is £29.50 and the closing date for bookings 2nd April 2020. There are 62 places available.

How to book:

You can send payment by electronic transfer directly to the London Transport Museum Friends CAF bank account: sort code 40-52-40: account number 00024141. Quote: Bentley Priory and your name as a payment reference. Then send a confirmatory email to  You will receive an acknowledgement and further instructions by email. Please ensure that you include your requested picking up point, your membership number or numbers, your own contact telephone number; and an emergency number to contact a friend or relative in the event of problems on the day.   


You can apply by e-mail to Helen at the e-mail address above and if you have been successful you will be notified you have gained a place or places, then follow the payment instructions that are sent to you, via return e-mail.


However, if you don’t have an email address, then a few places will be kept open for a short while to allow for postal applications.  Once again, postal applications will receive written instructions, so please include a stamped addressed envelope. 


All cheques are required under options 2 and 3 and should be made payable to London Transport Museum Friends and sent to Helen Kateley, 2 Hillcrest, The Green, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, RH17 7AD. 


Please Note:


RM5 is not suitable for passengers with restricted mobility who have difficulty in boarding this heritage style of bus. The bus is not accessible to wheelchair users. There are disabled facilities at Bentley Priory, and you are welcome to make your own way there to join our day.  


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