Christmas

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All aboard for the festive season at London Transport Museum!

Santa will be visiting us all throughout December. Visit him in his secret hideaway, full of twinkling lights and comfy seats, or see if you can track him down in one of the heritage vehicles in the Museum for a super Santa Selfie!

There's storytime and singing sessions for the little ones, and your chance to make special bunting and decorations to take home. 

If you're looking to see the sights (and lights) of London, then why not book a ticket for our Lights & Sights tour? There's family and adult-only events available to jump on a vintage bus and tour some of the most spectacular Christmas sights you can find in the Capital.

And don't forget our shop – in Covent Garden or online! Pick up unique Christmas gifts for the whole family or treat yourself to one of our comfy Christmas jumpers – complete with buses, Tubes, snowflakes and roundels (of course!)

 

What do our visitors say?

'Such a brilliant museum and the Christmas section is magical'

'This has become the most wonderful family tradition'

 

What's on

Family crafts at the Museum

Family activities

Take part in our family activities this season. Get crafty with bunting and decoration-making with sparkly materials or join in with our lively singing and storytelling sessions in Santa's hideaway, full of twinkling lights and comfy cushions.

Family events

Christmas lights on Regent Street

Lights and Sights

Climb aboard a cosy vintage bus and experience the excitement of the West End at Christmas. Get in the spirit with a festive film at the Museum before boarding the bus to wind past spectacular displays and landmarks to classic festive songs.

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Meet Santa

Santa's searching for a new sleigh! He'll be all around the Museum so track him down to get a special Christmas badge when you find him in his secret cabin or in the Museum galleries. He'll be at the Museum with his elf helper every day from 11:00 - 15:00.

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Festive flower display

This festive season, the Museum has partnered with McQueens Flower School to create a one-of-a-kind London Transport Museum inspired Christmas wreath. See it outside the Museum when you next visit Covent Garden and share your photos with #LTMxMcQueens.

Poster Parade

Poster Parade

Get nostalgic with the Museum’s festive fun display of fabulous vintage London transport posters celebrating Christmas activities such as ice-skating, walking and shopping. See the stunning display on the first floor of the Museum from 29 November.

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Christmas in Canteen

Visit the new cafe-bar and enjoy seasonal treats: sandwiches with turkey, bacon and stuffing with beetroot and orange jam, mince pie slices and vegan Christmas fruit cake, or speciality winter drinks - salted caramel flat white or gingerbread chai lattes. Delicious!

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Two women making a roundel-shaped wreath in blue and red flowers McQueens Christmas Flower Installation

This festive season, the Museum has partnered with McQueens Flower School to create a one-of-a-kind London Transport Museum inspired Christmas wreath.

This beautiful floral creation will be on display at the entrance of the Museum from Wednesday 6 November so make sure to take a snap and share it with us if you are visiting this winter.

Share your photos with us using #LTMxMcQueens

 

Stand out from the crowd

The whole family can stand out with our exclusive London transport-inspired knitwear! Pick up a jumper, scarf or hat with its buses, snowflakes, roundels and Tubes on, or for something more subtle, why not pick up a moquette-inspired scarf or pair of socks?

Every purchase supports London Transport Museum’s charitable work.

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Christmas gifts for everyone

We've got gifts for everyone this season! From luxury transport-themed Christmas crackers to vintage posters, Moquette-themed accessories and homeware, plus toys, games and clothing, you've got choices for the whole family. See some of our favourites below...

Every purchase supports London Transport Museum’s charitable work.


Christmas crackers Johnston Scrabble xmas retail mug set Vintage framed posters
Wooden train set Lightboxes Hornby Santa's Express Pin badge gift set

All Christmas gifts

 

Christmas gift guide

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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

What's On

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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Collections

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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