From Victorian railways of the 1830s to the green transport projects planned for 2025, the London Transport Museum – based in the heart of Covent Garden – will teach you all you ever wanted to know about London’s thriving transport networks. The museum is divided into themes, examining the development of transport systems across the ages.
View a Metropolitan Line train carriage from the only surviving steam engine from the 1860s. Learn about how the Metropolitan Railway’s connection to London’s north-west suburbs helped London become the commuter-based city it is today. Or discover how transport was affected by WWII, even housing thousands during the Blitz.
Design lovers and transport enthusiasts alike can enjoy the Design for Travel gallery which showcases pioneering advertising posters and artworks. You’ll see Harry Beck’s original artwork for his groundbreaking London Underground map and the story of the development of the world-famous roundel transport logo.
Still curious about transport in London, why not check out the London Transport Museum Depot?
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. If you have an SEN child, LTM Early Mornings happen twice yearly.