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London Transport Museum

#145 of 1,431 things to do in London
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Address: Covent Garden Piazza 39 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7BB, England
Phone Number: 44 020 7379 6344
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum whisks you on a journey of London's transportation system since...

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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$75*
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Despite my concerns that this would not keep 2 children entertained for more than 20 minutes I was soo wrong. We called whilst on London with family and found the museum well... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Despite my concerns that this would not keep 2 children entertained for more than 20 minutes I was soo wrong. We called whilst on London with family and found the museum well attended but with plenty of room to move around. The variety of displays kept my 2 (11y and 7y) occupied for a good couple of hours. The history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I wanted to visit this museum for quite a while. I usually find standard museums a bit boring so this one was a good alternative. I went there on Sunday afternoon and the wait outside to get a ticket was really short - 5 min or so. The museum itself is really interesting. Has ground floor ( the biggest one... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is very interesting, designed creatively, encourages thinking and invites children as adults. Its main disadvantage is lack of space.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a small, interesting, reach, interactive (part of it) museum, located in a central place. pitty that it's so dense.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

- half a day activity - tkts are costly (£16/per) for the size & activities out there - covent garden sq is good outing place if it's sunny

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wot a rip off !!! Chrildren go free !! But it's 17 Stirling per adult you can use the ticket for a year ,but that's no good if you don't live in London ,I took my grand son in he did enjoy it ,but 5 Stirling would have been plenty to see it.its pure greed with money way to much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Convent Garden and walk into modern history of over 120 years. A gem of a museum to sample the workings of how the victorian and post victorian Britain travelled around the greatest city in the World and beyond

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been to London many times and this was my first visit. Enjoyed the visit and glad we had a 2 for 1 ticket which saved us £17.00. In my opinion £34.00 for two people would make it overpriced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The history of transportation in London is incredible - from trains, to buses, to the first underground railway, the city really does have so many firsts and major advances. The museum is not huge, but has lots of great dioramas, old vehicles, and engaging information telling you the story of transportation in this great city. Some awesome hands-on activities that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there is 13 and 16 year old boys. The museum is nicely presented; however aiming primarily to smaller kids. The interactive presentations are good for children up to est. 11 years. Very positive: No admission fee for kids up to 16!

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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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