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London Transport Museum

Enjoy an unparalleled look at the history of London over the last 200 years through the evolution of its transport system.

  • Inside of the London Transport Museum

Peek Behind The Scenes of London Transport


On your next visit to London, go behind the scenes of one of the city’s most ancient institutions, with the London Transport Museum. 

Learn all about the intricate workings of the London Underground system from its inception in 1863 to the opening of the brand-new Elizabeth Line in 2022, opened to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, or take a look at one of London’s iconic vintage red buses up close. 

Perhaps even take an eerie behind-the-scenes tour of London’s abandoned underground lines, subterranean shelters and even Churchill’s secret station of Down Street, with some of the museum’s unique historical encounters. Discover empowering stories of trailblazers within the industry from designer Enid Marx or LGBT+ tube guard Julian Hows, or discover the essential role London transport played during the war, offering a place of refuge to countless Londoners. 

Discover all of this more, ideally situated in Covent Garden’s Piazza just moments from our doors, with a number of unique tours to be discovered throughout the city, Visiting during the school holidays? The London Transport Museum offers a host of special seasonal events and activities to keep kids entertained,  be sure to keep an eye on their upcoming events calendar for an array of outstanding celebrations.