Eating

Upper Deck cafe bar

Situated at the front of the Museum with views of Covent Garden Piazza, the Upper Deck cafe bar is the perfect destination to take the family for lunch before touring the Museum, or to meet friends for a transport-themed cocktail. Hot and cold food and drinks are available throughout the day, including sandwiches, burgers and handmade pasta.

Take your little travellers out to eat guilt-free – our kids meals come with carrots and cucumbers. Relax with freshly made cakes and award-winning Benugo blend coffee, or unwind with friends over a cold beer or glass of wine.

Join us after-hours at one of our special Late night openings, and sip on speciality cocktails in a funky setting. The interior features seating upholstered in a unique ‘moquette’ fabric design based on the pattern used on the Northern line in the 1930s. With music, bars, hot food, talks, and interactives, our Lates events are a great way to discover the Museum after-hours.

Opening times

Sunday to Tuesday 10:00 to 18:30
Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 to 19:00

Family-friendly facilities

  • High chairs
  • Baby changing unit

Lower Deck ice cream cafe

Situated in the main Museum, the Lower Deck ice cream cafe offers a selection of English homemade gelato, frozen yoghurt and milkshakes with a variety of toppings and sauces. Parents can relax with an award-winning coffee from our trained baristas, while keeping an eye on the little ones.

The Lower Deck cafe also offers a range of freshly made sandwiches, snacks and hot and cold drinks. Lunchboxes are also available for children, choose any four items and get cucumber and carrot sticks for free.

Opening times

Saturday and Sunday* 10:00 to 16:30

*During school holiday periods the Lower Deck ice cream cafe is open daily from 10:00 to 16:30

Picnic area

In addition to The Upper Deck cafe bar and Lower Deck cafe, the Museum has a small indoor picnic area where visitors can eat their own packed lunches.

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1355
Email: [email protected]

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