The London Transport Museum is my five-year-old’s absolute favourite museum. So much so that when they invited Kensington Mums down for a day Christmas activities he chose to skip party with his friends so that he could come along!
What to expect
The London Transport Museum covers all aspects of transport in the capital over the ages. It includes everything from horse drawn carriages, to busses, taxis, trams, and trains – most of which you can climb aboard and play on.
The museum is split over three levels. We spent most of our time on the ground floor and the play area on the first floor. Our technology-minded boys were less interested in the horse-drawn carriages on the top floor!
Kensington Mums favourites
Highlights at this hands-on museum experience include driving older style tube trains as well as a seven minute modern tube train driving simulation.
The museum includes several amazing play areas for children of all ages. Our children especially loved pretending to be engineers fixing the tube train in one of the play areas.
Kensington Mums were also lucky enough to be invited to try out the newly refurbished cafe bar which is themed with tube train furnishings. It also includes real pieces of salvaged furniture from the network. The cafe is run by Benugo and features British classics. We tried out the fish and chips and bangers and mash, but there is also a variety of sandwiches on offer and the children’s menu includes train shipped pasta! The cakes and the brownie Sunday were truly delicious.
Kensington Mums verdict
This museum is an amazing interactive experience perfect to keep children of all ages entertained. My son has been going for years and still finds something new and exciting every time we go. He has been proudly wearing his London Transport Museum Christmas jumper and scarf ever since our visit.
We would highly recommend a visit on a rainy day and the best thing is the ticket is valid for an entire year so you can keep coming back over and over again!