If you think a museum devoted to buses, trains and taxis sounds dull, think again – there’s nothing boring about the London Transport Museum! Located by Covent Garden market in the heart of central London, the museum is crammed with interactive exhibitions, multi-media displays, and historic vehicles, making it fun and educational for all ages.
Learn about London’s public transport through the ages as you admire a 1805 horse-drawn omnibus, a steam-powered underground train, and a wooden Metropolitan Railway coach; ride the Northern Line simulator; discover London transport during the war years; or hop up into the driver’s seat of a classic red double-decker bus. That’s not all – there’s a kid’s zone with mini vehicles, a busking area, and a ‘Thames Nipper’; a vast collection of London Underground posters, maps, and graphics; and a well-stocked gift shop where you can pick up souvenirs adorned with the iconic London Underground logo.
The London Transport Museum is located in Covent Garden Piazza and is open on Fridays from 11am to 6pm and every other day from 10am to 6pm. Adult entrance to the museum is £17.50, while under 18 go free. Entrance is free with the London Pass.
Did You Know? The museum’s transport theme is even continued into the restrooms, where each cubicle is decked out in the colors of London’s different tube lines!