Wartime London

During both the First World War (1914-18) and the Second World War (1939-45), London's transport system and its staff played a vital part in the Capital's war effort.

Women replaced men in many key jobs. Deep-level tubes were used as shelters during air raids. Despite wartime damage and shortage of materials, the transport system kept London moving.

Buses to the Western Front

Visit the Museum to discover the story of the London drivers who took their buses to France during the First World War.

Transport and war

View our extensive collection of wartime photographs online.

Spirit of 1943

See how transport posters boosted morale on the Home Front.