London Transport Museum
London Transport Museum
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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
About
London Transport Museum, in the heart of Covent Garden, displays the very best of its extraordinary collection, looking at the past, present and future of London and its transport system. Historic vehicles, world-famous posters, original maps and signs are brought together to tell the story of London’s development and the part transport played in defining the unique identity of the city.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: 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. 


How to get there
  • Covent Garden • 3 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 6 min walk
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  • Steve D
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom355 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charing Cross Hidden London tour – good but well over priced.
    We weren’t sure what to expect when we booked this, but were looking for something different to do in London so gave it go. We enjoyed the tour and thought it was pretty interesting especially the way it was linked to the movies that had filmed on the tube, including Skyfall. But for £44 a person we thought we might have seen a bit of more than we did as you basically see 3 things, some of the un-unused platforms and escalators an unused tunnel and a ventilation shaft, so we felt an additional activity or 2 would have made the tour more complete. The tour does offer ½ price tickets to the museum, which we went to see, but this was overrun with kids we’d had enough after an hour. Overall, a decent tour, but should be £30 including the museum, rather than the £56 combined price per person we paid.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Your feedback is very important to the development of our activities.
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Dermaspa106
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can't wait to go back!
    We stayed in some very simple apartments in South Kensington. The Glouchester tube station was very close. Navigating the tube took a bit of learning, but overall, it was great. I got a 3 day London pass and used that to see quite a bit to see the attractions.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Just to note this has come through to the Transport Museum.
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Paolo88_12
    Gillingham, United Kingdom300 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charing Cross Hidden Tour
    Got given this hidden tour of Charing Cross as a birthday gift having watched the TV programme “Secrets of the London Underground” This was our first tour, it was very interesting to see different aspects of the underground that are either in use (air vents) or not in use (disused platforms and how the TFL rent them out) The guides were very insightful, useful information and facts and mindful of the attendees. Looking forward to attend other tours. Also hoping to use the discount on offer for the Transport Museum.
    Thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to share your thoughts. Looking forward to having you at the other tours we have.
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Checkers2
    111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nicely expanded and improved. Good restrooms, cafe,gift shop as well.
    It's been a few years since my last visit. Much improved displays and very well laid out for accessibility. (Baby stroller day the Saturday morning I attended but still room to walk and enter exhibits). Gift shop and cafe have been expanded, also. Both were well staffed and provided friendly suggestions. Kudos also for easy access restrooms! Location is part of a corner of Covent Garden so plenty to see after touring the museum. All ages can enjoy a visit!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 August 2023
  • David L
    124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating, educational and enjoyable experience - Highly recommended
    We have now done two of these tours: "Moorgate: Metropolitan Maze" in January and "Charing Cross: Access All Areas" in August. These tours are fascinating, going where most people do not go, with very welcoming and knowledgeable guides. The only similarity between the two tours we have done is that they are tours into parts of the London Underground system not generally open to the public, but the actual content of what we saw and heard about was significantly different between the two tours. I would recommend these tours for anyone who has any interest in London and / or The London Underground network and / or has a slight sense of adventure. I would highly recommend these tours and personally will be doing some of the other tours in due course.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Sjoera
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Hidden London Charing Cross: Access All Areas-tour
    We joined guides Scott, Becky and Neil this morning for a Hidden London Charing Cross: Access All Areas-tour. After the formalities of signing in and a bag check, the guides took us down into the old, now closed, Charing Cross station previously part of the Jubilee Line. Scott and Becky were absolutely wonderful in explaining the history of this station and sharing with us spaces no longer accessible to the public. It was great to hear about the different movies being filmed here as well as left over props that are part of the decor. Both Scott and Becky were very knowledgable and did a wonderful job of holding the space, especially with the tannoy system still in use in this part of the station, and with Neil demonstrating bits during the tour. It was awesome to be able to watch the public go by outside the tunnel we accessed as well as looking down onto the platform when trains arrived and left the station. All in all a fantasic tour! Thank you to Scott, Becky and Neil for a wonderful time. We will be back for more :)
    Visited August 2023
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Laura PeGr
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands1,461 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not so cheap transport museum
    Very nice museum about public transport in London. Interactive museum with videos, games suitable for both children and adults, clear explanations. Ticket price for an adult a bit high, but for once it can be done.
    We're glad to see you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon.
    Written 22 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • ThelmaandLouise50
    56 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting museum but pricey admission charge!
    Quite expensive for what is on offer. The whole visit can be done in just over an hour. The museum although interesting looks a bit tired. The cafe is good ,nice varied menu and very pleasant and cheerful staff, however the toilets adjacent to the cafe were filthy. This was not good enough and needed to be sorted out quickly. As the museum is geared towards children, the gift shop was disappointing with a lot of expensive items on offer. Perhaps more “pocket money” toys and a wider variety of gifts would be a good idea. Maybe the whole place needs a bit of a revamp.
    Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We have passed your comments about the toilets and gift shop on to the relevant teams so they can be addressed for future visitors. We do have a number of exhibitions which change on a regular basis, as well as our permanent favourites, all of which can be accessed for a full year with the price of admission. We hope to see you again soon.
    Written 22 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 September 2023
  • J & D
    California, Maryland283 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overpriced - there are much better options when in London
    It’s okay. But go see other things in London instead. Great historical insight into the history of the tube. That was the highlight which included some old tube trains. A few old horse drawn trams and double decker buses on display; unfortunately almost all of which you couldn’t go inside. However the cost of entry is simply not worth it.
    Hello and thank you for your feedback. Tickets to London Transport Museum are valid for a whole year. This allows you unlimited entry to explore our galleries and enjoy the rich history of London’s transport, at your own pace. It also gives you free access to changing exhibitions and temporary displays. London Transport Museum is a registered charity. We receive no government funding. Income from ticket sales goes directly towards the care and maintenance of our extensive collection. It also supports the development and delivery of our varied programmes for families, schools and adults. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
    Written 22 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 September 2023
  • RAC26
    Sydney, Australia20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun for everyone
    It was recommended through a friend to visit the museum. The museum is quite small, but we spent many hours there as there was so much for the kids to see and play The staff are accommodating. The only thing which I thought was strange was that we had to purchase an annual ticket. As we are from Australia we won't be coming again within the year. An overall fun experience
    We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us - we hope to see you again soon!
    Written 22 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 September 2023
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alice_lenthe
West Chester, PA281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We went to the museum with our 2-1/2 year old granddaughter and her parents. Purchased a one year membership as that was actually the least expensive option for us. This museum is FILLED with interesting information and activities for all ages. A really nice respite from more traditional tourist activities.
Written 15 June 2024
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Brooklyn, NY14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My son and I love to learn about the history of transportation. This was very instructive and immersive. There were many hands on experiences.
Written 12 June 2024
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marymary27
Scarborough, UK891 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have wanted to visit the museum for some time. Booking is a strange system, you have to get a one year pass, then book a time. Most people would not go more than once a year, so it would be better to have a normal system. My booking was for 11am, and it was very quiet. I easily got a seat in the cafe. Later the museum filled up, with the usual school groups/families with toddlers etc. So I do advise going as early as possible if you want a quieter time. The museum is on three floors, you are recommended to start at the top. Going around each floor, it was not obvious which was the best direction to go round. Lots of interesting displays, and a section with posters. The shop has London transport themed things you don’t see elsewhere.
Written 4 June 2024
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Pat
Birmingham, UK2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I probably visit here once a year, mainly to see what has changed, and unfortunately, it gets worse every year. I’d describe it more as a kids playground than a museum. Very few actual exhibits, instead there’s just a large play area in the main part of the museum. Very noisy as well, with kids running around screaming. If anyone is actually interested in transport and looking at actual exhibits, the depot at Acton Town is far better. It’s such a shame that LTM has got in this state, as 10 years ago it was great.
Written 2 June 2024
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Mike A
105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The museum is clearly aimed more at kids.

Three floors of exhibits, you can climb on some of them. Never realised the extent of London tram or trolleybus networks at their peaks. Was also a display comparing London Underground during the Blitz with the Kyiv & Kharkiv metros more recently, and another one about the contributions of workers from the Caribbean (runs until the end of June 2024 I think).

Main criticism might be the price.
Written 25 May 2024
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Tour763095
23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Disappointing and not as hoped. Certainly packed full of exhibits but more of a tourist attraction and one for children than for those interested in the history of transport. Too visually overwhelming. Non intuitive layout. No such thing as a day ticket. Have to buy a one year pass. Ridiculous for visitors from abroad. Underwhelmed and will not be returning
Written 25 May 2024
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Andrew P
Norwich, UK180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great little museum. Fairly small but can easily spend a couple of hours.
The shop onsite is good for train and transport memorabilia.
The cafe is busy and very slow but only option if you want a drink or snack.
The booking process is way too complicated, was trying to add a pass for my wife and ended up buying a new pass for myself, and then had to pay for one for my wife. Ended up costing way more than it should.
Anyway, not the end of the world. Looking forward to a visit to the Acton depot next week.
Written 21 May 2024
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Meagan S
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
They have an excellent collection of vintage buses and trains. Also interesting displays about development of various modes of transport. However, 90% of visitors were families with very young kids/toddlers. If you have kids, I would go since they all seemed to love it and there was a play area and interactive displays. If you don’t have kids, maybe skip unless you have a particularly keen interest because readings the displays was difficult with running/screaming tots all around. Or if you go, pick a weekday? We went on a Sunday morning.
Written 18 May 2024
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Nichola8
Leamington Spa, UK479 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We’d seen this attraction on Tik Tok and thought it looked fun and we could get selphies, etc. the information was boring and the few buses, etc that were in there you were not able to access. A lot of people are looking to learn in an interesting way. There was no interaction an all. Also to get inside the different sides of transport fully was what we expected. It would have been great to go upstairs on a bus or see the engine area of the train. What great photo ops. There is so much potential with this attraction . We paid almost £50 for 2 adults and was all done in 30 minutes. Everyone looked bored.
Written 10 May 2024
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anastasiakemer
Cambridge, UK197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is an awesome experience that showcases a great deal of the historical transformation of London's transport systems. I loved being able to see the older models of carriages, train cars, and other vehicles. I would recommend this as a family activity - your children of all ages will definitely have a positive experience. The staff on site were also patient and helpful. The only drawback was that the tickets were pretty expensive - it cost us nearly 50 quid for two adults.
Written 28 April 2024
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