London Transport Museum Depot, London

4.3
#80 of 165 in Museums in London
London Transport Museum Depot is located in London. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, London holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the London Transport Museum Depot and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create an itinerary including London Transport Museum Depot
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
71 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • July 30, 2017
    The museum depot is at a different site to the main Covent Garden site and is only open to the public on guided tours only which must be booked in advance. The nearest tube station to the museum is Ac...  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    I visited the London Transport Museum Depot on one of the Depot Discovery tours in May. While the main museum in Covent Garden is excellent, the Depot has a much more extensive collection pertaining t...  more »
  • June 19, 2017
    I visited the depot on Saturday as part of the "Cab It!" tour. Upon arrival the registration process was quick and easy, and drink and biscuits were waiting. We were split into small groups and the fo...  more »
Google
  • I've been there during an open weekend. This place is really interesting. There are so many things to discover from the past that you would never see otherwise. It's unbelievable how many years ago the London underground started operating. Here you can see many trains from the past, but also many buses. I travel on the tube every day and I wanted to know more. This is the perfect place to do it.
  • For anyone interested in the history of the London transport systems this is a great place to visit. Although only open a few times a year, it provides an opportunity for a glimpse at the things they have collected over the years that haven't made it into the main museum. I really enjoyed looking through all the rolling stock they were in the process of restoring, and getting to see some of the prototypes they have collected over the years.
  • Open a couple of weekends each year. Well worth a visit if you are interested in the history of London's transport, lots to do for kids and don't miss the miniature railway. Long queues at 11.00 even if you have a ticket, perhaps best to go a little later. There were quite a few food outlets out the back, but we are at the Jungle Cafe opposite Acton Town station - a good cafe.
  • The Museum Depot is only open to the public twice a year, but a visit is highly recommended, primarily because it houses some larger exhibits that there's​ no room for at the Covent Garden site.
  • Great collection of interesting London transport artefacts. Well worth a visit when they host an open day.

Plan your trip to London

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in London

Many of London's main attractions are spread out, so nearby public transportation is key. There is no downtown area as such in London, and some of the least expensive hotels have more convenient access to tourist sites than the costlier ones. For a quintessential London experience, consider staying in the West End. This part of town offers excellent theaters, historical sites, and eating and shopping options for every taste. Lodging won’t be cheap, but you’ll have the colorful variety of London life right at your doorstep. Look at Notting Hill or Chelsea for charming and less expensive boutique hotels and B&Bs.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in London by other users

5 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in London, Edinburgh & Brighton BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, romantic, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in London BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, romantic, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe & Africa BY A USER FROM ITALY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in London BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Swiss Alps, Paris & London BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans