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listthumb web posterparade summer2015 POSTER PARADE: London in Summertime
24 July to 23 October 2015
Free with General admission ticket. 
listthumb empty POETRY: Poetry in the Piazza
Thursday 8 October 2015
Free. No Booking required. 
listthumnb events symposium robbins SYMPOSIUM: Michael Robbins centenary
Friday 16 October 2015
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listthumb museumsatnight2 2015 FRIDAY LATE: Make Mine a Double
Friday 30 October 2015
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listthumb web events gin TALK AND TASTING: Spirited London: Gin and the City
Friday 30 October 2015
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listthumb web events nightwalking TALK: Night Walking: An evening with Matthew Beaumont
Wednesday 11 November 2015
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listthumb web events piccadillyfilm FILM SCREENING: Piccadilly (1929)
Tuesday 1 December 2015
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listthumb web events photography WORKSHOPS: Night Photography with Simon Gregor
Various dates through 2016
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listthumb-battlebustours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Battle Bus
Various dates throughout 2015
Free. No Booking required.
listthumb guidedtours depot GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: General
Various dates throughout 2015
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listthumb-arttours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Art and posters
Various dates throughout 2015
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web listthumb johnstontours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Johnston Journeys
Various dates throughout 2015
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Poetry in the Piazza

Date: Thursday 8 October 2015
Time: 13.00 – 14.00
Location: Covent Garden Piazza in front of London Transport Museum entrance
Tickets: Free 

Join the London Transport Museum, London Underground and The Poetry Society as we celebrate National Poetry Day 2015. We’ll be venturing out into the Covent Garden Piazza for a poetry open mic session, exploring this year’s themes of Light and how this relates to our Night Shift themes of the night and darkness. This is an event for all, so come down and listen to people reciting their favourite poems, or even join in yourself!

The Poetry Society is the leading poetry organisation in the UK. Find out more on the Poetry Society website. You can also visit the National Poetry Day website for more information about events happening all around the country for National Poetry Day 2015.

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Michael Robbins centenary symposium

Date: Friday 16 October 2015
Time: 14.30 to 17.30
Location: Cubic Theatre
Tickets: Adult £15; Concession £12.50; LTM Friends and TfL staff £10  

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In the year of the centenary of his birth, we are celebrating the many faceted contribution of Michael Robbins to London history, notably to that of the old county of Middlesex, pioneering railway history, transport preservation, and to organisations such as the Society of Antiquaries, Museum of London, London & Middlesex Archaeological Society and London Transport Museum.

A series of presentations in the afternoon will attempt to do justice to the broad spectrum of Michael’s passions and scholarship.

    • Tony Travers - Reflections on London government, its politics and politicians and their relationship to transport policy
    • Carlos Galviz - Trailing carriages and electric circuits: Technology and Metropolis in London and Paris, 1890-1910
    • John Clark - Michael Robbins’s Middlesex – and after
    • Sam Mullins - London Transport Museum and preservation since 1980
    • Richard Dennis - Middlesex in the Railway Age: the Metropolitan Railway and the remaking of Harrow
    • Andrew Kennedy - Oakwood Press - the first 80 years


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Spirited London: Gin and the City

Date: Friday 30 October 2015
Times: Sitting 1: 18.30 to 21.00 SOLD OUT / Sitting 2: 20.30 to 21.45
Location: Cubic Theatre
Tickets: Adult £15; Concession £12 Please note, this event is strictly for those aged 18 years and over

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This event includes free entry to our Friday Late: Make Mine a Double on the same evening featuring talks, tours, a bar and DJ. All ticket holders will gain entry to the Late after Sitting 1 finishes at 20.15, or before the start of Sitting 2 at 20.30.

Come to London Transport Museum, where we will be journeying through the long and chequered history of gin, from its medicinal roots, through the 18th Century Gin Craze, up to today’s gin resurgence. Sit back and enjoy talks from Nicholas Cook of The Gin Guild and Tom Hills, Distiller at The East London Liquor Company, as they guide you through tasting eight gins that each define moments in its history. Remember to make time to enjoy a delicious gin cocktail or two from our bar.

There will also be the opportunity to sample a Gimlet Reloaded cocktail* – a twist on the classic designed by the in-house mixologist at The East London Liquor Company.

*The Gimlet is classic English cocktail traditionally made with gin and lime cordial. The Gimlet Reloaded has been given a new twist by The East London Liquor Company and combines ELLC London Dry Gin with grapefruit juice and eucalyptus syrup, for a zingy and refreshing finish..

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Night Walking talk: An evening with Matthew Beaumont

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2015
Time: 18.30 – 21.00
Location: Cubic Theatre
Tickets: Adult £10; Concession £8

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What does London reveal of itself at night? And what does it offer to those who choose to loiter in its streets after dark? Explore and discover nocturnal London with author Matthew Beaumont, as he recounts an alternative history of London through the eyes of those who lived and walked it from the time of Shakespeare to Dickens - peopled with the city's literary nightwalkers and those they encounter on the streets once the sun has gone down. There will also be the opportunity to talk to Matthew after his talk, and to buy signed copies of his book ‘Night Walking’ whilst enjoying a drink at our bar. 

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Film screening: Piccadilly (1929)

Date: Tuesday 1 December 2015
Time: 18.30 – 21.30
Location: Cubic Theatre
Tickets: Adult £15; Concession £12

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Settle back in your seats for a special screening of Piccadilly, a stylish evocation of Jazz Age London, ranging from the opulent West End nightclubs to seedy Limehouse. Beautifully restored by the BFI National Film & Television Archive; and directed by E.A. Dupont, Piccadilly stars the screen goddess Anna May Wong as Shosho, a scullery maid in a fashionable London nightclub who rises to become the toast of London. The film will be accompanied by a live musical performance from Stephen Horne, one of the UK’s leading silent film accompanists. 

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Night photography with Simon Gregor

Dates: Tuesday 26 January, Saturday 30 January, Tuesday 2 February, Saturday 6 February, Tuesday 9 February, Saturday 13 February
Time: 16.00-19.30
Meeting point: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden. Please note the workshop takes place around London
Tickets: Adult £40; Concession £35

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See London in a new way with London Transport Museum’s night photography tour. Brush up on your night photography skills so you can take high quality photographs wherever you go, and take away a collection of professional looking shots of the capital. Head off around London from our Covent Garden location with our experienced London photography guide Simon Gregor, taking in and shooting the sights of the capital as you go, before arriving at London Underground’s HQ at 55 Broadway for the rare opportunity to photograph the cityscape from the roof terrace.

Some photographic experience will be necessary in order to get the most out of this tour. You will require your own digital SLR camera and tripod; however en-route tuition will be available from our guide if required. Please note this tour is not weather dependent, and will not be cancelled in wet weather. Only in potentially hazardous conditions will the tour be postponed and will then be rescheduled. In this case, your original ticket will still be valid for the rescheduled tour.