Boasting a rich cultural heritage, the city of London has a long and colourful history. It is a cosmopolitan city that also has a diverse multicultural feel to it due to the wide range of ethnicities and nationalities that call the capital home. The city has a large number of historical and cultural attractions that bare testament to London’s evolution into the modern metropolis it is today, including an array of museums that offer unique insights into different aspects ranging from natural history to art. Those who love automobiles and everything related to transportation however should definitely make time to visit the London Transport Museum.
Located at Covent Garden Piazza and easily accessible via the London Underground, this museum provides visitors with an informative journey where they can learn more about the city’s transport heritage. The vehicle collection at the London Transport Museum which includes vehicles at the Museum Depot (in West London) provides you with a chance to see some of the classic and traditional vehicles that once ran along the city streets.
What began from a humble horse drawn vehicle to its more modernised counterpart, buses have always been very much a part of life in the capital. The red double-decker bus is as much an icon as Buckingham Palace and visitors can learn more about this form of transport here.
Of equal importance when it comes to the transport history of the city, are trains. Dating back to the late 19th century, the museum collection features steam locomotives as well as a variety of other aspects and developments including railway vans and carriages.
As you explore the collection further you will also come across trams (which were initially horse drawn), electric trolleybuses, taxis and even bicycles. Apart from vehicles, the museum has an extensive array of photographs, posters and film archives that offer a broader and richer understanding of how transportation has developed in the capital.
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