As convenient and efficient modes of transport were developed in London, it changed the way people were able to spend their leisure time, paving the way for an institution we hold dear to this day: the great British day trip.
We are happy to announce our 2020 line-up of exclusive day trips around the capital, giving you the opportunity to hop aboard a vintage vehicle, see the sights and explore some of London's most iconic attractions.
Kew Gardens - 11 June
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Join us for a classic day out and celebrate the beauty of flower season as we hop on a vintage double decker bus to Kew Gardens, inspired by London Transport’s iconic posters.
Start your day at London Transport Museum, learning about the great artists and designers working for London Transport in the golden age of poster design. Then board a beautifully restored heritage bus, leisurely winding its way past Parliament, through Knightsbridge and Kensington, until you reach the blossoming bounty that is Kew Gardens.
At Kew, join expert guides on an exclusive walking tour - visit newly restored Temperate House, explore Kew’s rich history of art, science, and leisure, and take in the sights and scents of summer.
You'll also be able to enjoy free time at Kew, exploring the lush expanses at your leisure, and enjoy a picnic lunch courtesy of Newens – the original Maids of Honour, who have been serving freshly baked goods in Kew since the early 18th century.
Enjoy the bus ride back before ending your day with a self-guided gallery visit back at London Transport Museum where you can explore London’s transport heritage of the last 200 years.
Date: Thursday 15 October 2020
Time: 09:00 – 18:00
Tickets: Coming soon
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Our autumn excursion will explore feats of Victorian engineering that changed our city and world forever.
Wander in the footsteps of Brunel, visit the world’s first tunnel under a river, enjoy lunch in London’s oldest riverside pub, and discover the traces of Victorian London all around us.
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