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Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

London Transport Museum

Latest news, articles and photos

London Transport Museum - Latest news, articles and photos

Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers
Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers

Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers

The London Transport Museum has released a new range of kitchenware based on its classic sporting posters, ianVisits is offering a 20% discount.

Apr
20
2020
Tickets Alert: Free entry to the Transport Museum
Tickets Alert: Free entry to the Transport Museum

Tickets Alert: Free entry to the Transport Museum

It's the London Transport Museum's 40th birthday, and their monthly late night opening will be free of charge this month only.

Mar
09
2020
Tickets Alert: Open days at the Trasport Museum’s overflow depot
Tickets Alert: Open days at the Trasport Museum’s overflow depot

Tickets Alert: Open days at the Trasport Museum’s overflow depot

A large "shed" in Acton is the storage depot for the London Transport Museum, and while normally closed to the public, they do have three open weekends each year.

Mar
04
2020
Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport
Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport

Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport

The London Underground's 1938 era art-deco tube train will be making one of its occasional outings in April.

Feb
14
2020
London Underground selling its moquette by the metre
London Underground selling its moquette by the metre

London Underground selling its moquette by the metre

The London Transport Museum has recently started selling its famous moquette fabric -- in the same way as you buy fabric from stores -- by the metre.

Feb
12
2020
Museum Meals: London Transport Museum
Museum Meals: London Transport Museum

Museum Meals: London Transport Museum

Covent Garden isn't short of places to eat, but a new one has arrived in the revamped Transport Museum cafe/bar, Canteen.

Jan
28
2020
Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers
Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers

Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers

Tis the season to wear Christmas jumpers, and of course, the best one to wear this year will be covered in transport icons.

Dec
05
2019
Go behind the scenes of Piccadilly Circus tube station
Go behind the scenes of Piccadilly Circus tube station

Go behind the scenes of Piccadilly Circus tube station

A hidden series of tunnels and lift shafts lie out of sight under Piccadilly Circus, and now tours are offered of these hidden spaces.

Nov
20
2019
Tickets Alert: Tours of the hidden parts of Moorgate tube station
Tickets Alert: Tours of the hidden parts of Moorgate tube station

Tickets Alert: Tours of the hidden parts of Moorgate tube station

More tours of hidden parts of the London Underground have been announced for next year, and they're adding Morgate to the list of venues.

Nov
12
2019
The roundel that got cancelled
The roundel that got cancelled

The roundel that got cancelled

There's a display in the Transport Museum of roundels used by TfL, but one of them shouldn't be there.

Oct
24
2019

Book review: Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground

Released to tie in with an exhibition of the same name, this book is a picture rich journey through some of the disused and hidden spaces on the London Underground.

Oct
15
2019
Tickets Alert: Train trip into the Jubilee line’s overrun tunnels
Tickets Alert: Train trip into the Jubilee line’s overrun tunnels

Tickets Alert: Train trip into the Jubilee line’s overrun tunnels

There's a chance next month to visit a part of the Jubilee line rarely seen - the overrun tunnels that run beyond Charing Cross station towards Aldwych.

Oct
14
2019
Discover a disused London Underground station in Covent Garden
Discover a disused London Underground station in Covent Garden

Discover a disused London Underground station in Covent Garden

As you step through the familiar terracotta frontage of an old tube station it's difficult to believe you're two floors above ground, and not deep under it.

Oct
10
2019
A book about London Underground’s famous Moquette
A book about London Underground’s famous Moquette

A book about London Underground’s famous Moquette

It's a curious thing, Moquette, that hard wearing fabric in bold designs that seems to spark strong passions in people. Is it the design, the familiarity, the heritage, the links with London Transport?

Aug
19
2019
London Underground posters – Special offer for ianVisits readers
London Underground posters – Special offer for ianVisits readers

London Underground posters – Special offer for ianVisits readers

Alongside the design of the stations, London Underground's posters heritage is justly world-famous.

Aug
12
2019

Tickets Alert: Affordable vintage train trips

A relief from the prices that steam trains have to charge for trips, as a 1950s vintage trains offers affordable runs along part of the Metropolitan line in September.

Aug
02
2019
Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes at Piccadilly Circus tube station
Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes at Piccadilly Circus tube station

Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes at Piccadilly Circus tube station

There will be a chance to go behind the scenes at Piccadilly Circus tube station as part of the expanding Hidden London tours from the London Transport Museum.

Jul
12
2019
Holy mini glowing tube roundels Batman!
Holy mini glowing tube roundels Batman!

Holy mini glowing tube roundels Batman!

Following the success of the large glowing tube roundels sold by the London Transport Museum, they've launched a smaller version as well.

Jul
05
2019
Moquette socks are back in stock
Moquette socks are back in stock

Moquette socks are back in stock

Following the "sold out in one day" success of the District line moquette socks, the Transport Museum has more socks in stock.

Jun
25
2019
See a Steam Train on the London Underground next weekend
See a Steam Train on the London Underground next weekend

See a Steam Train on the London Underground next weekend

Next weekend (22nd-23rd June) there will be a chance to see a steam train running along part of the District line as part of its 150th anniversary.

Jun
11
2019
London Transport Museum makes hi-res photos available online
London Transport Museum makes hi-res photos available online

London Transport Museum makes hi-res photos available online

The London Transport Museum has put high resolution images of over 500 artefacts and artworks from its heritage collection onto Google's Arts & Culture platform.

Jun
07
2019
Transport Museum looks at how Thameslink untangled the tracks
Transport Museum looks at how Thameslink untangled the tracks

Transport Museum looks at how Thameslink untangled the tracks

A new exhibition is looking at the recent substantial works to upgrade the Thameslink lines so that a mainline railway can, in places offer tube-train like services.

Jun
05
2019
Future tube posters go on display
Future tube posters go on display

Future tube posters go on display

One hundred posters has gone on display at the Transport Museum, and one of them could go on to become an official tube poster.

May
28
2019
Go into the disused tunnels at Charing Cross tube station
Go into the disused tunnels at Charing Cross tube station

Go into the disused tunnels at Charing Cross tube station

In the 1970s, to help dig the new Jubilee line at Charing Cross, a series of long access tunnels had to also be dug -- and they're still down there, empty and abandoned.

May
08
2019