Explore the history of London and its transport since 1800 with the history and origins of buses, trams, trains, taxis, river ... More
London Transport Museum
Explore the history of London and its transport since 1800 with the history and origins of buses, trams, trains, taxis, river boats, cycles and walking. Also in the museum are films, posters and working models of modern and older transportation modes. Displays and shows include the role and varied experiences of women working for London Transport and the history of London Transport during World War II. Utilizing actors, interactive displays and even bus simulators, this really is a journey you won't want to miss. Other highlights include Harry Beck's original 1930s artwork for the famous Underground map and interactive 'Futures' and 'Coming Soon Galleries', which showcase our impact on the environment of future London. If you thought you had seen it all, think again.
I go to the London Transport Museum every time I visit, and no I'm not an 8 year-old boy, I'm a grown woman! I love the colorful atmosphere and the great variety of exhibits. You can board actual retired buses and underground cars. There are hands-on exhibits for kids, and a variety of programs for the young ones.
The Transport Museum gives a comprehensive look at how London has changed and grown through the ages. It is conveniently located in Covent Garden, near shops and restaurants of all sorts. Very easy to reach by public transport, of course!