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The Museum library holds a unique collection of over 14,000 books, journals and special collections covering London’s transport


The Museum library holds a unique collection of over 14,000 books, journals and special collections covering London’s transport

The library’s unique collection covers the history and development of public transport in London – past, present and future. It deals with buses, trams, trolleybuses, the Underground, railways, taxis and private hire, cycling, river transport, street management and walking. It includes public transport operation, policy and legislation for Transport for London, London Transport and predecessor companies. There is a particular emphasis on art, design, and architecture and also London’s social history. We hold some material on transport in other UK and world cities.

For more information see our Library and visiting pages.

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Stand out from the crowd

The whole family can stand out this Christmas with our exclusive London transport-inspired knitwear! Pick up a jumper, scarf or hat with its buses, snowflakes, roundels and Tubes on! Available in adult or children's sizes.

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View down Regent Street at night, with Christmas decorations lit up

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Lights and Sights

Climb aboard a cosy vintage bus and experience the excitement of the city at Christmas! Due to popular demand, we've added an extra day of tours. Tickets are fast selling out! 

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Object of the month

This poster, designed in 1980, was used to promote the Traveller's Perks booklet, offering discounts to travellers during the often expensive festive season. Roundels replace snowflakes in the wintery scene!

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