London Transport Museum

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Covent Garden Piazza, London, United Kingdom - +44 (0)20 7379 6344

London Transport Museum Reviews

Vikram Vikram
297 reviews
Crowded, yes. Fantastic and worth the time and the long, long, queues in the cold rain - yes! Oct 27, 2012
Mind you, this is my 2nd time visiting the London Transport Museum. Believe it or not, this was the VERY first attraction I visited on my first (solo and exhaustive) London trip back in 2005. I had since heard that it was closing down for renovation and moving to a bigger area (in the same neighbourhood, the ultra hip and touristy Covent Garden Piazza) so a trip was on the cards for me to see how much has changed. I'm a sucker for stories on transport and what better a place to start, than the home of the TUBE and the double decker bus!

Believe you me, the new London Transport Museum is bigger, better, brighter, more hi-tech, more crowds and more expensive. Plus, there's a long long queue that goes outside, so come well protected should you come on a rainy day. Or, just do what I did - buy a London Pass that not only guarantees free entry, but also allows you to skip the queue.

So, the museum itself... I loved how they've split up the display into 3 floors, you start in the middle one, work your way up and then down to the ground floor that talks about the "future" of London - mostly highlighting eco friendly busses as well as new routes on the Underground. I loved the repro from one of the tubes of the 50s and 60s, along with the old Tube maps.

I spent about 1 hr here, was so worth it. Although there are an awful amt of people! One thing to remember is that a lot of locals bring their kids here, in addition to tourists so it makes sense that it's so crowded.

I strongly encourage people to visit this place. Some of London's most loved attractions are the British Museum or Westminster Abbey, but I've often met so people who returned from holidaying in London and they fondly talk about the red colour busses, the Tube, the Oyster card, etc. So it's really nice to see where and how it all started, presented of course in such a nice manner.

A+ !
Model of the Tube back in the 60s
Model bus, one of the older ones
The good old Metropolitan line fro…
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dqfn1 dqfn1
74 reviews
It's all about public transport in London Oct 14, 2009
In case you like busses, subways, taxis or any other kind of public transport in England or the London area, this is a must see. Because this museum is about all kinds of public transport in the greater London area. Some older real vehicles are on display, just check my pictures in this review and in my blog.

This museum is accessible for everybody, there's an elevator and easy, or should I say lazy, stairs. In case only two steps are needed there's a ramp. Some busses and subway coaches are (partly) accessible. Mostly because of their age, some are maybe over 100 years old. At least the horse drawn tram and coaches are very old. Information is written for children so anybody can understand it. Game's for the kids are nice for the adults too.
Double deck horse drawn tram.
Inside a metro coach
Old double deck bus
Old green bus, and yes it's from L…
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