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London Museum of Transport, London Overview

Located in the heart of Covent Garden Piazza, the London Transport or LT Museum is a London heritage site, preserving and exhibiting the place’s transport network, its history, and its growth over the years, along with all aspects of transportation in the city, ranging from buses to tubes to trains.

The place maps London’s history and growth over the past 200 years, emphasising on how the transport helped and upgraded the culture and society for the people of the capital city of Britain and shaped what today is modern London.

Spot the iconic red bus and the world’s 1st underground steam train belonging to the 1890s only at this museum. Apart from Covent Garden, the museum is also situated in Acton, which is called the London Transport Museum Depot. The former site caters more to tourists, while the latter is primarily a storage site.

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Entry Prices

Children (under 18): Free
Adult: GBP 16.50 – GBP 18
Concession Ticket: GBP 15.50 – GBP 17
Buy the tickets online in advance and save up to GBP 1.50.

Things to Do

Visit the London Transport Museum Café: Divided into the Upper and Lower Deck, this place offers a variety of food options, along with cocktails and mocktails to enjoy your afternoons and evenings. From world class award-winning coffee to Friday Lates for enjoying the music and various activities, have a great time in this Northern line in the 30s themed café!
Opening Hours for the Upper Deck:
Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday: 10 AM – 6.30 PM
Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Friday: 11 AM – 7 PM

Opening Hours for the Lower Deck:
Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 4.30 PM
Shop at the London Transport Museum Shop: Get yourself or your loved ones an antique from this transport-inspired themed souvenir shop. Choose or customise from a wide range of gifts, books, furnishings, letters accessories, t-shirts, mugs, posters, key chains, and a variety of other things.

The place boasts of a collection of around 700 original art works and 5,000 posters by world renowned artists, and you can also get them online basis your preference of size, colour, and frame.

Opening Hours:
Sunday - Tuesday: 10 AM – 6.30 PM
Wednesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM

Picnic Area: People can bring their own food and have their meals in the picnic area inside the museum.

Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday: 10 AM-6 PM

Last Admission: 5.15 PM

What to See

This place is a haven for design enthusiasts as they will get to see the original artwork of Henry Beck and his work on the underground map, along with the story of how the legendary roundel logo was conceptualised. There are interactive experiences to engage people of every age, and you can step on and explore the insides of buses.

The Museum Depot in Acton is a much larger facility, spanning 6,000 square metres (approx. 64583 feet), with around 370,000 items in store and on display, some of which are too big for the museum in Covent Garden, such as trucks, trolleys, trams etc. The place is not open for visits every day, but does host pre-arranged tours and select events during the year.

Location

39 Wellington Street, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

How To Reach London Museum of Transport

Underground: Covent Garden, Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Embankment

Bus: Covent Garden- RV1, Aldwych- 4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172, 243, 341, or Strand

Rail: Waterloo and Charing Cross

Boat: Westminster or Embankment piers

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