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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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Great place next to convent garden market

I loved this place as did my kids. There is a fee, my kids were free I paid £16, this included a sheet for the kids to get stamped at different 'stations' around the museum. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

London is a friendly transit city, and this is the place to learn about how this came to be. Borrowing a page from Disney, you see up close and do have a seat and can you imagine? Wonderful sensory experience for all ages. The kids will look at you and their eyebrows will say 'Really?' Great fun for all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The London transport Museum takes you back to a time when transportation was more quaint. Pictures and exhibits give you the feel of what it was to ride older London transport cars. Located next to Covent Garden, it is a fun stop. The gift shop has interesting items at reasonable prices.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went as a school trip based on the topic transport lots for the children to do they were very excited to see all the different models, the museum is very small and needs to be expanded as everything is squashed together not leaving much room to move around especially when it is very busy

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I loved this place as did my kids. There is a fee, my kids were free I paid £16, this included a sheet for the kids to get stamped at different 'stations' around the museum. There is lots to see and do and my kids didn't get bored. We spent a good few hours in here. I would happily go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived a little after 9 and walked straight in, purchasing the adult tickets with the option to make return visits throughout the year. We enjoyed walking around the exhibits and spent about and hour and a half in the museum. It was fairly busy, being the school holidays, but we were surprised by the number of very young children... More 

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

My husband was excited for this stop, as a lover of all things "transport". However the museum was a bit of a disappointment as it was overall geared towards kids. It was also quite small with not a whole lot to see. We used our London Pass to enter, but are glad we did not pay admission to see this...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I think I was expecting more from this place and therefore I was disappointed. We visited on a wet Monday during the school holidays and had to queue for a few minutes to get in. The queue moved fairly quickly. The first criticism was that unless one purchased a guide book or went online prior to visiting one had no... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tickets last a year which makes it excellent value. My son loves it here, really designed for the kids, good mix of fun and education. Sometimes it is so busy it's hard to get to all the exhibits is our only minor complaint. Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well recommended for couples alone or those with children. I would say from 5 years over. Lots of exhibits and lots for the children to touch, climb on etc Was crowded when we visited and this was a little distracting as it took ages to view each exhibit. The ticket we purchased lasts for 12 months and can be used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A highlight of our visit. Got 2 for 1 entry with our train ticket- need to print out a voucher first, and the entrance ticket lasts a whole year. Got there at 10 when it opens. Nice trail for children to follow and lots of things for them to get into eg trains, buses etc. they can drive a bus... More 

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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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