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London Transport Museum, London

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Learn about the heritage of the London Underground and other modes of city transit at London Transport Museum. Wander around the displays to discover what public transportation was like in the 19th century and see how it changed as suburbs grew outside the city. Check out the restored Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Carriage No. 353, a first-class city train carriage that dates back to 1892. Look at over 80 vehicles, such as buses, trams, and taxis, and view posters that the city transportation system designed and commissioned over a period of 100 years. For food or refreshments, stop by the on-site Upper Deck cafe and bar. Plan to visit London Transport Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended London attractions using our London vacation trip planner.
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  • Despite the entry fee allowing you access for a year, it's still very expensive for what it is. Layout is very convoluted, with certain bits of information seemingly plastered on walls at random. As a...  more »
  • This museum is every little boy's dream. I never thought our son would be so excited at a museum. They have old carriages, double decker buses, train cars etc as well as great creative play areas for ...  more »
  • The museum is cleverly laid out so that you go back in time to start with the earliest froms of transport (circa 1800 sedan chair) and horse-drawn vehicles and then meander through the exhibits right ...  more »
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  • We went here for the first time with our son. He absolutely loved it. He's 1 and a half years old and loved seeing all the moving parts of the museum as well as jumping on all the trains and buses. There was a small cafe type area where you could get some food and drink. We felt it was very over priced, even for a small snack. There is also a gift shop with a cafe attached to it. They stopped selling hot food when we got there at 4pm, but they had sandwiches and small pots of pasta. Great place if you have kids and want to know more about trains and buses. We got a 2 for 1 deal online, that also allowed us to get a yearly pass. Awesome if you have children that love transport
  • Endless hours of interesting learning and playing with vehicles from the past couple of hundred years. Great to get in to the carriages and be able to experience the feeling those commuters and leisure trippers would have felt in Victorian times. Wish I had had more time to drive the underground simulator! Bought a ticket valid for a year so I do hope to return! I hadn't visited for about 20 years and the change was amazing!
  • Great fun with the kids, they absolutely love it here. Very interesting exhibits, recently refurbished. A really good day out - transport themed play area in the centre so the kids and burn off some energy. Tickets, once bought, allow free entry for the next 12 months!
  • Went primarily to take the kids (6&4) and they loved it. Lots of things to interact with for them and easy to spend 3 hours there. When we went children were free with an adult and it was but one get one free tickets if you traveled on train (with a pre-filled form) so real bargain. Tickets paid for are valid for a year as well. Only downside would be if you went without kids then there are a lot of children running around everywhere, making it a little harder to appreciate the extensive information around the museum.
  • Great for the kids. With loads of interactive things to do. Very interesting for adults too. Nice that you can take your own food and the coffee from the cafe is great

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