London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum preserves the fascinating history of transportation in London

Displays inside the London Transport Museum
Displays inside the London Transport Museum cc licensed photo by Ian Muttoo

Located in Covent Garden, the London Transportation Museum is a must see, especially for anyone interested in the history of transportation. In fact you may be pleasantly surprised at just how interesting a museum it is. London has a facsinating transportation history including introducing the first underground rail system in the world.

The museum has occupied its current premises, a former Victorian period fruit and flower market constructed with glass panels in an iron framework since 1980 and was closed from 2005 to 2007 for a major renovation and upgrades.

Inside the museum you will find a variety of rail vehicles, buses, trams, trolley buses and cars dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries along with many exhibits and artifacts illustrating and explaining the fascinating history, development and operation of London's transportation network and its influence on the city. There are a number of interactive displays and films, many of which will be a big hit with the kids. You can even try your hand at operating a London Underground train on Underground simulator.

The London Transportation Museum is open daily from 10 am (11 am on Fridays) until 6 pm.

For more information about the London Transport Museum as well as exhibitions and hours visit their official website link below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes.

London Transport Museum Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: London WC2E 7BB, UK

Phone: 0343 222 5000

Official Website: London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Great day out. Location is idea as it is close to Jubilee market and there are several dining out options. As for the museum itself, lots of history to enjoy and kids would always love the old trains and various london transport that used to exist. There is also a play area for kids (tfl themed). Definitely recommend. You can leave buggies inside the museum as well (at the entrance) and easily go in and enjoy. It is ground floor and two top floors
Javi - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating First time here for me but most definitely will not be the last. So much to see and do. A perfect place to round off my weekend at Acton Depot Museum and a Hidden London tour at Baker Street Station. The Museum has a well stocked shop and an extensive book section of which I could easily have spent 2 hours looking. Complete with a cafeteria and friendly staff makes for a great day out. Thank you
Gordon Wright - a month ago

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5 Star Rating This museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in the history of London's transportation system. With exhibits spanning from horse-drawn carriages to modern-day tube trains, there's something for everyone to enjoy. The museum is also home to a number interactive displays, making it a great place to learn about the city's transportation history in a fun and engaging way.
Kevin Theil - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating A very large and detailed museum showing London's transportation history. Good place to see transportation history. A must visit. The gift shop has a wide variety of items. It is a good idea to arrive early to be able to tour comfortably.
uzunnhikaye - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating The London Transport Museum is an intriguing and fantastic place to learn about the history of transportation in London. I believe it's an excellent destination for families with young children, and there are toilets and a cafe on site. However, my only complaint about my visit is that the staff were not particularly friendly or helpful.
Tony L - a month ago

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Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Piccadilly LineCovent Garden5 MInutes
Northern and Bakerloo LinesCharing Cross9 MInutes
Central LineHolborn12 Minutes

How to get to London Transport Museum by Tube

From Covent Garden Station go right (south) on James St., then left on King Street and right on Covent Garden. The museum is just ahead on your left.

From Charing Cross Station exit onto Strand and go right (east), then left on Bedford St, then right on Henrietta St. The museum is straight ahead at the end of Henrietta St.

From Holborn Station exit onto Kingway and go left (south), then right on Kemble St. continuing as it becomes Russell Street until you get to Covent Garden. The museum is just around the corner to your left.

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