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Museum: Sat to Thu 10:00-18:00 (last admission 17:15), Fri 11:00-21:00 (last admission 20:15). Closed Dec 24-26. Shop: Sun to Tue 10:00-18:30, Wed, Thu & Sat 10:00-19:00, Fri 11:00-21:00. Cafe: 10:00-18:00 Daily except Fri 11:00-18:00
 

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London Transport MuseumAfter a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through the 200-year history of public transport, arranged according to several themes: London Transport's famous design heritage, the poster collection, public transport during both World Wars and plans for the capital's development in the twenty-first century. The facilities include a stylish, two-storey shop and café overlooking the Piazza, and a 120-seat, state-of-the-art theatre for the What's On programme, school sessions and conferences. Learn about transport history in the capital since the 1920s and get to grips with the oldest public transport system in the world. Furnished with all sorts of memorabilia - from uniforms, posters and tickets to horse buses, electric trams and trolleybuses - the museum proves a fascinating way of looking at transport in the capital. You can press buttons, turn wheels and spin signs in the KidZones, meet characters from the past, or just go for a peaceful drive in a bus or tube simulator. The choice is yours but don't stand still... get moving!

 

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Year of Engineering: London Transport MuseumYear of Engineering: London Transport MuseumIn 2018 the London Transport Museum hosts a Year of Engineering exploring engineering feats like Crossrail and the Brunel tunnel. Opening on 23rd March 2018, The Digging Deeper gallery will explore tunnelling innovations and is displayed alongside an exhibition about Crossrail, Europe's biggest infrastructure and engineering project. The Future Eng2018-04-20T00:00:00+01002018-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
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event > Kids Events
DATES  23rd March to 24th September 2018
In 2018 the London Transport Museum hosts a Year of Engineering exploring engineering feats like Crossrail and the Brunel tunnel. Opening on 23rd March 2018, The Digging Deeper gallery will explore tunnelling innovations and is displayed alongside an exhibition about Crossrail, Europe's biggest infrastructure and engineering project. The Future Eng... More about this event
Poster GirlsPoster GirlsFemale focussed exhibition Poster Girls at the London Transport Museum puts the spotlight on 20th and 21st century women graphic designers, revealing the contribution they have made to poster design over the last 100 years. Displaying over 150 posters and original artworks, it will feature some of the leading female artists to have worked for Londo2018-04-20T00:00:00+01002019-01-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Adult £17.50, concession £15
DATES  13th October 2017 to 2nd January 2019
Female focussed exhibition Poster Girls at the London Transport Museum puts the spotlight on 20th and 21st century women graphic designers, revealing the contribution they have made to poster design over the last 100 years. Displaying over 150 posters and original artworks, it will feature some of the leading female artists to have worked for Londo... More about this event
 

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Underground Stations

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Drury Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  34% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  21% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 2 minutes from London Transport Museum
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £188  33% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from London Transport Museum
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from London Transport Museum
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the Hunterian ... More
 
 
 
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 7 minutes from London Transport Museum
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles from ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near London Transport Museum
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from London Transport Museum
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be. Exhibitions ... More
 
 
 
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Near London Transport Museum
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The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd June to 8th September 2018
London Transport Museum, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from London Transport Museum
Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Michael Grandage ...More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
London Transport Museum, Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from London Transport Museum
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 29th September 2018
London Transport Museum, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 6 minutes from London Transport Museum
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from London Transport Museum
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from London Transport Museum
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near London Transport Museum
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... More
 
 
 
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
10 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
The ubiquitous Seattle based coffee shop can unsurprisingly be found all over London. Thanks to its market saturation policy, branches resemble the Capital’s buses by always ... More
 
 
 
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Tuttons
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
11/12 Russell Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
If you're brave enough to stomach the crowds of Covent Garden and you fancy a bite then there are worse places to go than Tuttons. Popular ... More
 
 
 
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
33-35 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
Of all the many burger chains in London, Byron is the least gimmicky and could well be the best. Byron claims to source its beef from ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from London Transport Museum
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from London Transport Museum
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from London Transport Museum
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from London Transport Museum
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from London Transport Museum
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from London Transport Museum
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
A former wine cellar, the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden is a subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, food, tunes and parties. ... More
 
 
 
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
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The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

The Lyceum Theatre 1 minute walk from London Transport Museum

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
42nd Street
42nd Street
Theatre | Until 20th October 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 1 minute walk from London Transport Museum

Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton plays legendary diva Dorothy Brock in the hit Broadway musical 42nd Street at London's Theatre ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
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Theatre | Until 20th October 2018 

Novello Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
An Ideal Husband
Theatre | Until 14th July 2018 

Vaudeville Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

The Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville continues with the enduring popular comedy of class and political chicanery about an ...More

Royal Opera: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Concerts | Until 27th April 2018 

Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

Antonio Pappano conducts Shostakovich's masterpiece Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in April, not seen at the Royal Opera House for more ...More

Tina
Tina
Theatre | Until 16th February 2019 

Aldwych Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Dance | Until 11th May 2018 

Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

The Royal Ballet celebrates the work of the late great British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan with three mixed programmes that bring ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

Adelphi Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is really ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 25th September 2018 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
Eloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The Mark
Eloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The Mark
Exhibitions | Until 22nd April 2018 

Somerset House 4 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

A new work by artist Eloise Hawser, By The Deep, By The Mark presents playful parallels between extraordinary feats of ...More

 

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