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What better way to experience London Transport Museum’s collection than to travel on it?

We regularly run a variety of heritage rail and road events, from art deco Tube trips in Metroland, to steam train events at locations in and around London.

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Vintage Suburbia on the Met Line

Sarah SiddonsDates: Saturday and Sunday, 7-8 September
Times: See below
Tickets: Adults from £10, Children £5 

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Enjoy lazy September days on the Metropolitan line, travelling in vintage style through lush suburbia on 1950s ex-British Rail 4TC coaches, hauled by Sarah Siddons electric locomotive and a Class 20 locomotive.

Relive the 1950s as you board the heritage train and take time to enjoy the special atmosphere at Amersham station, where you can mingle with costumed characters and browse our special pop-up Museum shop.

On Sunday 8 September only, courtesy of the LTM Friends, you'll also be able to enjoy free heritage rides up to Amersham Old Town, where the annual Heritage Day is taking place, on buses including RM2 from our collection.

Tickets and journey times

Journey 1 (single)

Wembley Park 10:23
Amersham 11:14
Adults £20 1st Class, £15 Standard class
Children 3 -16 £5 (under 3s go free)

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Journey 2 (return)

Amersham 11:42
Harrow-on-the-Hill 12:10 arrive
Harrow-on-the-Hill 12:22 depart
Amersham 12:50
Adults £15 1st Class, £10 Standard class
Children 3 -16 £5 (under 3s go free)

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Journey 3 (return)

Amersham 13:42
Harrow-on-the-Hill 14:10 arrive
Harrow-on-the-Hill 14:22 depart
Amersham 14:50
Adults £15 1st Class, £10 Standard class
Children 3 -16 £5 (under 3s go free)

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Journey 4 (single)

Amersham 15:26
Wembley Park 15.59
Adults £20 1st Class, £15 Standard class
Children 3 -16 £5 (under 3s go free)

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Christmas Lights and Sights tours

Dates: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 December 2019
Times: Family tours from 14:30 onwards; adults-only tour (over 18s) starts at 20:30
Meeting point: Covent Garden
Standard tickets*: Adults £17; Under 18s £10, Concessions and Friends £15

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See the sights – see the lights! Climb aboard our cosy original RT bus and experience the wonder and excitement of the city at Christmastime. Wind past spectacular displays and illuminated landmarks, to the sound of classic festive songs.

You'll start at the Museum where you can get into the festive spirit with a festive film screening, crafts and treats before heading off through the sparkling West End seeing some of the stunning lights around London including Regent Street, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus (to name a few) on an historic bus. 

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*Premium and discounted tickets are also available. A 15% discount is applicable for small party bookings.


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Steam on the Underground – District 150

A Victorian steam train carried passengers on the Underground for the final time in central London on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June as part of London Transport Museum and Transport for London’s plans to celebrate 150 years of the District line.

Three-commemorative steam-powered journeys took place each day between Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington, giving people the opportunity to experience what it would have been like to travel on District line when it first opened on Christmas Eve, 1868.

This was the final time a heritage steam train will travel in central London on the Underground due to the installation of a new signalling system on the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

The train ran from Ealing Broadway to High St Kensington and was comprised of:

  • Met No.1 steam locomotive (hauling carriages towards Ealing Broadway), owned by Quainton Railway Society
  • Bluebell Chesham Coaches
  • District Railway Coach No.100 from the Kent and East Sussex Railway
  • London Transport Museum’s Met Jubilee Coach 353
  • Sarah Siddons electric locomotive (hauling carriages towards High St Kensington)


Heritage days outHeritage days out

*New to 2019!*

Join us on one of our exclusive day trips to iconic attractions around the Capital - excursions inspired by the tradition of the great British day trip.

Starting and ending your day at the Museum, you can hop on board a vintage bus, see the sights of London, explore classic destinations and enjoy a delicious lunch - all included in your ticket.

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Vintage suburbia on the Met

Enjoy lazy September days on the Metropolitan line, travelling in vintage style through lush suburbia on a vintage train. Relive the 1950s as you enjoy the special atmosphere at Amersham.

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