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London Transport Museum

#195 of 1,255 things to do in London
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Covent Garden
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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

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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A bit superficial but tells the story effectively

Covering the complete history of people transport in London, starting with rowboats across the Thames in the 1700s through to some glimpses of future transport technologies, you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Covering the complete history of people transport in London, starting with rowboats across the Thames in the 1700s through to some glimpses of future transport technologies, you get the complete story of transport development. It's told without a lot of detail, favouring lots of exhibits, some interactive. But it's all there, including a horse-drawn double decker bus, the first (small)... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

Not much to the London Transport Museum, some big busses, but not much else to hold one's attention. Came looking for posters, but they are not kept here. They are at Acton. Conveniently located near Covent Garden, one would be better served by spending the additional time in Covent Garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took my Son. To LTM. There was lots of interesting transport to see and full of information. Everything was well layers out. And enjoyed sitting on train carriages. And buses. Down side. Very expensive for family's and the cafe was VERY expensive.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

We took our two young daughters here in September, as we read it was great for toddlers. The price tag was super high, but we were happy to pay it, as we too were keen to see what they had inside. The layout is really well done, easy to get around, really well presented, nothing looks old or dirty, in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great time with our sons - they loves the trains, buses and overall stamp card experiences. It's completely best suited for youngsters plus the covent garden location is awesome.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Really interesting collection at this museum. Really easy to get to as it is in covent garden. Loved the very large gift shop too!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

This museum provided a good account of the history of London transport through the years. We learnt a bit. I enjoyed looking around the old bus and trains, I enjoyed having a go on the tube train simulator(I wasn't very good). This museum would be great if you had children as I think it's geared towards them. I found the... More 

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Ravenna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the London Transport Museum with a local friend who suggested it especially for our son, 2 years and half old. He really enjoyed it! You can virtually travel through the history of public transport in London and it's very exciting for kids to be able to sit inside old tube carriege or to drive a bus, or a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic for toddlers. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended! And as its in Covent Garden you have plenty of places to choose for lunch too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 NEW

As we were wandering around we came across this place in Covent Garden. Very expensive to get in £15.00 and this really put us off from going in

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