London Transport Museum

Two red London buses and an older bus inside the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.
Inside the London Transport Museum. Image courtesy of the London Transport Museum.
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From red London buses to eye-catching artwork, explore the link between transport and the city's culture at the London Transport Museum.


Based in Covent Garden, the London Transport Museum showcases transport icons and ground-breaking design, from the red London bus to the first ever Tube map design.

Explore how London’s growth, culture and society have been intertwined with its transport system, from 1800 to today. 

What is there to see at the London Transport Museum?

Follow the evolution of iconic vehicles, spot the world's first Underground steam train and examine the padded cell, a train carriage dating back to the 1890s.

Design lovers can marvel at the Design for Travel gallery, featuring pioneering advertising posters and artworks. Spot Harry Beck's original design for his ground-breaking London Underground map and chart the development of the world-famous roundel transport logo.

Get hands-on at interactive galleries, where you can step aboard real buses and trains and have a go on a Tube driving simulator.

If you’re keen to see more of the collection, visit the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton on one of its open days.

interior shot of a Tube driving simulator with two people sat on chairs at the front looking at the control panels

How can I book tickets?

Tickets must be booked in advance – book London Transport Museum tickets now.

Can you eat and shop there?

Make sure to leave enough time to browse the London Transport Museum shop and refuel in the Canteen cafe, both of which are free to enter without a ticket.

Full of London transport-themed gifts and souvenirs, the shop is a great place to pick up something unique. Find vintage Underground posters, furnishings inspired by classic designs and Transport for London branded items.

The Canteen overlooks Covent Garden Piazza and serves Insta-worthy coffees, sandwiches, soups and salads.

location shot of an underground themed cafe at the London Transport Museum, with patterned booths to sit in and the canteen sign as a Tube logo

How long does it take to walk around the museum?

With so many fascinating exhibits, you can easily spend at least two hours walking around the London Transport Museum.

Where is the London Transport Museum?

The London Transport Museum is in Covent Garden Piazza, directly opposite the main Covent Garden Market building.

landscape shot of the interior of the London Transport Museum, with buses you can explore

How to get there

The nearest Tube station is Covent Garden two minutes away. Leicester Square, Holborn, Charing Cross and Embankment are all within 10 minutes’ walk. Charing Cross railway station is the closest railway station.

Bus stops on the Strand and Aldwych are a three-minute walk away from the London Transport Museum.

There are Santander Cycles docking points at Southampton Street and Bow Street, both a three-minute walk from the museum.

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Child ticket (0 to 17 years old) Free
Concession ticket £20.00 per ticket
Adult ticket £21.00 per ticket

Venue Details & Map

London Transport Museum

39 Wellington Street
Covent Garden
+44 (0)34 3222 5000

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