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Friday Late: London Stories

Date: 14 February 2014
Time: 18:45 - 22:00

On 14th February 2014 there will be a special Friday Late to coincide with the opening evening of The Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 – London Stories. There will be a chance to explore the exhibition after hours with a bar, a DJ and story telling for adults on board some of our heritage vehicles; a chance to illustrate your own London Story with short illustration workshops, and to strike a pose in our photo-booth with a choice of props. There will also be tours of our new Poster Parade – I Love London.

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The 'Night Bus' Cocktail, featuring an intoxicating mix of Vodka, Cointreau and Chocolate syrup, with a Dark cocoa powder roundel and a Chocolate straw.

£10 adult (£8 concession)
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In Conversation: Leon Daniels and Robert Elms

Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport, Transport for London in conversation with BBC London radio presenter Robert Elms

Date: 4 February
Time: 18.30 - 20.00 including Q&A

From the highs of the Olympic Games to the lows of the London riots it promises to be a thrilling ride as Robert draws from Leon interesting anecdotes and stories about what is involved in being responsible for the most used public transport mode in London and the UK’s largest bus service. During the evening Leon will discuss his immediate and long term vision for the London  Bus and its network in what is the first of a year-long programme of events to celebrate the Year of the Bus in 2014.

Tickets: Adult £10, Concessions £8, TfL/ bus operator staff £5


London Stories Live

Date: 3 March
Time: 18.30 – 20.00

Three authors reveal the inspiration behind their London stories and give short readings from their books;

There will also be opportunities to purchase the books and have them signed after the event. Tickets to this event will also give you to free entry to the Museum Galleries until 6 April 2014.

Tickets: Adult £10.00, Concession £8.00

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From A to B and back again – the story of the London bus

Date: 8 April 2014
Time: 18.30 to 20.00

Join London Transport Museum’s Research Fellow Oliver Green for an illustrated London bus journey over time. Find out how we got from 20 motor buses in 1905 to 7,500 serving the city today. How did the double decker become as iconic for London as the gondola is to Venice? Why are London buses red? Who were the pirates? Did a bus really jump Tower Bridge? What route is London’s love affair with the bus taking now?  

Tickets: Adult £10.00, Concession £8.00
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*Combined tickets for this and The Bus We Loved can be purchased for £15.00 (£11.00 concessions

Depot Family Tours

Depot explorers: family tours

Dates: Monday 14 to Thursday 17 April
Location: Museum Depot, Acton

Get behind the scenes on a special family tour of London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton.  Hear about the Victorian train carriage that used to be someone’s home, see a special Underground train driven by the Queen, and board a 75-year-old tube train. Suitable for children aged 5 – 15 with their parents or carers. Maximum: 15 people per tour.

All tours last one hour and run on the following dates at 11:00am and 1:30pm

£3 per person - Tickets must be pre-booked.

Friday Late: Logo for London

Date: 29 November 2013

Join us for a late night celebration of London’s favourite symbol – the roundel – one of the world’s most famous icons. David Lawrence, author of the recently published book, A Logo for London, will be guiding you through the roundel’s evolution and how it has come to represent not only London’s transport network but also the city itself, and how it is often perceived as being ‘cool’, with its use extended to other fields including fashion, pop music and counter-culture.

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Cart Marking Ceremony

Date: Wednesday 17 July
Time: 15.45
Location: Platform 2, Mansion House Station
The centuries-old City of London tradition of ‘cart marking’, usually reserved for road vehicles, will go underground on Wednesday 17 July when London Transport Museum’s 1892 Metropolitan railway carriage No. 353 will be ‘marked’ by Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE and the Master Carman, Neil Coles, watched by Sir Peter Hendy CBE, London’s Transport Commissioner, and Mike Brown MVO, Managing Director of London Underground and Rail.

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Discover Forgotten Metro-land

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Date: Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th & Wednesday 7th August 2013
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground in the beautiful Vale of Aylesbury at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in an area that is now a forgotten part of ‘Metro-land’.  The Centre is based at Quainton Road station - a former outpost of London’s Underground network on the now closed lines to Verney Junction and Brill. Events will include rides in vintage carriages pulled by Victorian steam locomotives, family fun activities, bouncy castle, as well as talks, films, and a Metro-land trail.

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