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London Transport Museum

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London Transport Museum

KidRated’s London Transport Museum Top Tips:

  • Best for kids & teens: Follow the stamp trail 
  • Best for parents: Younger kids will love the play area
  • Top tip: Love learning about transport? Visit the London Transport Museum Depot!

Located in Covent Garden, the London Transport Museum offers an exciting journey through the history of London’s transport system.


Kids will love the interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. They can climb aboard vintage buses, trains, and trams, experiencing what travel was like in the past. The collection includes iconic vehicles like the red Routemaster bus and the first-ever Underground steam train, which are sure to fascinate young visitors.


One of the highlights is the All Aboard play zone, designed especially for children aged 0-7. Here, kids can drive a real bus, repair a mini Tube train, and play conductor. It’s a fantastic way for them to learn through play and let their imaginations run wild.


Older children and teens will enjoy the Future Engineers gallery, where they can try their hand at driving a Tube train simulator and learn about the latest innovations in transport technology. The engaging displays and interactive challenges make learning about engineering and technology fun and exciting.


The London Transport Museum also offers family-friendly events throughout the year, so there’s always something new to explore. Check their website for the latest updates.


After your visit, relax at the museum’s café or explore the vibrant Covent Garden area with its shops and street performers.


If you’re still curious about transport in London, why not check out the London Transport Museum Depot open days?


This is one of the best places in London for toddlers. If you want more places toddlers will love, check out our guide to toddler-friendly London.

 Booking Advice:

  • Kids go FREE!
  • Parents must buy tickets but these last for the whole year
  • If you have an SEN child, LTM Early Mornings happen a few times a year at weekends.



Covent Garden Piazza

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 7379 6344


How to get there:

By Underground The closest Underground stations to the Museum are Covent Garden (2 mins), Leicester Square (4 mins), Holborn (5 mins), Charing Cross (7 mins) and Embankment (8 mins).

Teen Verdict

Family days out, attractions and things to do in London and beyond for kids, older kids and teenagers rated by kids and teens with KidRated


I’ve been here as a kid plenty of times and back then, my main interest was just in collecting the stamps. But coming back here as a teen, I found it really interesting. It was surprising to see such a rich history within such a small sector of life. I loved seeing this different models of buses and even old plans for the London Underground. i particularly liked spotting the old signage and advertising. I’d recommend this to anyone, not just history lovers.

Parent Point of View

About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • Make use of the free cloakroom which can store buggies too. The Museum is fully accessible so you can keep buggy with you, if you prefer.
  • Kids and grownups will like trying to drive a tube train and dressing up to pretend to drive a bus too.
  • The ‘All Aboard’ play area is lovely for little kids and the Lower Deck cafe is next to it so you can get a coffee. Families can also bring their own lunch to eat in this area.
  • The shop is fantastic and really well stocked with great books and gift ideas.

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  1. Pauline

    The London Transport Museum is fun for all ages and the buses and tubes are free to explore. It’s really interesting to see the different iterations of buses and trains and there’s a great play area for kids.This is a great place to buy souvenirs! It’s easy enough to get to from Charing Cross Station, so I wouldn’t get the tube to Covent Garden (which is a really busy station), but it might be tiring to get to and from the station if your kids tire quickly. It’s right in Covent Garden, so there will be buskers outside for additional entertainment and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat.

  2. Jonathan Gladwin

    An amazing museum and the year long ticket is a great idea – my two boys 9 and 11 love visiting – exploring the buses and tube trains – and driving them too. Plus a great shop – far too tempting – and a brilliant cafe.

  3. Mary n Maggie

    We go here a lot because your ticket lasts a whole year. Also it’s a treat to go for lunch in Covent Garden afterwards.
    We love climbing inside old carriages and buses. The play area is pretty good and the people who work here are really smiley. It’s funny because we get on the tube to go see old tubes 🙂

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