London Transport Museum – Children’s book Signing


Win London Map Colouring Books

&  The Classic Tour free tickets!


Sat December 17, Sat 12-3pm
Meet Francesca Lombardo, the author of the newly launched children’s book series Beatrice and the London Bus on a one-to-one 5-10 minutes session with her: she will talk about how to use imagination to write stories, about what inspired the creation of the book series and the fictional characters and of course, about Beatrice’s dreams and adventures about town with her bus friend. You will also have a chance to take part to the day competition and win a spin off Beatrice and the London Bus’ London Map or the book series spin off colouring book: The London Map Colouring Book! Wrap up this exciting experience with a visit to the London Transport Museum! Free entry for KIDS.
 To find out more about the universe of Beatrice and the Bus and its amazing characters, read more reviews and articles, visit the website:
To find out more about the London Transport Museum visit the website.
THE EVENT is FREE but to confirm attendance and to book a one-to-one 5-10 minutes chat with the author slot send an email to

About the book series


Nine-year-old Beatrice has a dream: she wants to become a bus driver but also turn a model of a Routemaster Bus into a real talking London Bus only special people can hear. Together, they’ ll travel around the city, discover its most hidden secrets and meet its very mysterious inhabitants. What if you could turn a Routemaster model bus into a real talking London Bus and become best pals? Drive the talking Routemaster Bus and together discover London’s most hidden secrets, find out everything about the city’s most intriguing tricks and traps, and meet all its mysterious inhabitants? 

The London Bus Blog

Discover London Buses


London Buses are very popular in London,

there are many around and everyone gets on and off to get around

the city. They are red and not so fast, but some drivers drives them so fast

that you really have to  hang yourself very tight, otherwise you fall off.

But among all the buses in London, there is one that is very special.

Today I want to introduce you

this very special London Bus who is a very good

friend of mine.

RM 168 via Waterloo!

168 is his name

via Waterloo, his surname

and he is a Routemaster Bus

A very special model from the past

that everyone loves!

168 via Waterloo is a Routemaster bus, but not just any RM buses,

he is a speaking one,

  – even though most people

can ‘t hear him –

and he is a very, very old bus…

the oldest bus to still travel around London


You can find out more about

RM 168 via Waterloo

at page 60 of

Beatrice and the London Bus – Book

(Vol. 1 – paperback edition on Amazon)

Bye Bye

PS; To find out more about me 🙂
and the other characters of the book,

click here;