Heritage vehicle events

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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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Christmas Lights and Sights tours

Dates: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December, Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December
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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**Due to popular demand, five more tours have been added on 22 December!**

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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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.

In 2020, we'll be running trips to Kew Gardens and the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe.

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 price.

A great day out for everyone!

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Past events

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Steam on the Underground – District 150

As part of our celebrations with Transport for London to celebrate 150 years of the District line, we ran a special Victorian steam train on the Underground for the final time in central London.

On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, commemorative steam-powered journeys between Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington were run, 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. 

It 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.

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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.


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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