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London Transport Museum

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Address: Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB, England
Phone Number: 44 020 7379 6344
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum whisks you on a journey of London's transportation system...
This museum whisks you on a journey of London's transportation system since 1800, through fascinating and colorful displays, bus and tube simulators and many family-friendly interactive games and activities.
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Went here while rest of family went to nearby theatre. It's currently £16 to get in and this is a lot IMHO. They offer you a non transferable annual ticket but I would not be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited here yesterday and had high expectations but were really disappointed. Yes it was the bank holiday weekend so we knew it would be busy and full of kids. But it seemed more geared for kids than adults. We got around everything so quickly, we couldn't get on any of the vehicles for parents taking multiple pictures of their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Whilst visiting Covent Garden; the skies opened and unleashed a lashing of wet stuff (aka) rain. I decided, what the heck, lets live a little and ducked for cover in the Transport Museum. For only £16 for an annual pass (OMG that is seriously cheap even with the Canadian dollar as bad as it is) you can enter, and re-enter.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Went here while rest of family went to nearby theatre. It's currently £16 to get in and this is a lot IMHO. They offer you a non transferable annual ticket but I would not be likely to return within 12 months. Would be better for most if thet were to offer a day visit ticket for less but they don't.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Been here several times, see the old maps, get on the old trams and buses and see what it's like to drive a tube train. One of my favourite destinations in London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a great day out and good value at £15 as you can return as many times in the year as you like providing to say you want to buy the yearly ticket. Lots of hands on fun with the vehicles and great play areas with a reasonably priced cafe with lots of choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We ended up going to this place since it was close to the lively covent garden piazza area and since it was included in the London Pass. This may not be a major attraction but it gives a interesting overview of the evolution of London's transport system. It has the actual carriages, engines and buses that have been used in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great for kids (and there were lots there). Some interesting stuff on display but lacked the detail they could have had so easy (info on staff, more history of land transport, videos of various periods). The static displays were great but that was 90% of it. So much more fascinating history could have been on display or explained. Was especially... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Went recently with a class of year ones.The children seemed to enjoy it and all facilities very good.The staff were helpful and accommodating. There was a restaurant on site but we took a packed lunch which we ate in a room provided for schools.Would recommend but only for a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went during the Easter break with my family and it's a great museum for kids and adults - especially train fanatics :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I took my 6 year old son, as like most kids he loves buses and trains. The museum kept his attention all the way around which was nothing short of a miracle! Lots of activity stations & play areas to keep even little ones engaged. You get a 1 year membership so I will definitely return with my son and... More 

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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