I recently took my kids to the London Transport Museum and was really, really impressed, both with the displays and with the hands-on children’s activities. The museum, which gives a very detailed history of London’s public transportation, is located in Covent Garden, right in the piazza. The museum takes you through time and shows you how vehicles have developed to their modern-day form. On display is an original steam locomotive from the 1800s, horse-drawn trams, London’s first motor bus, and an electric trolley bus from the 1930s.
Several of the buses and transport vehicles are available to climb on. Kids can sit in the driver’s seat of a London bus (old and new) as well as pretend (through interactive video) that they are driving the tube through an underground tunnel. Needless to say, my kids loved it!
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The museum is open: Saturday to Thursday 10.00 to 18.00, and Friday 11.00 to 21.00. Admission is free to kids under 16.