London’s Transport Museum

Have you ever wanted to drive a tube train or a bus?

Well, now’s your chance! The museum has 4 driving simulators which give you a driver’s eye view of the tunnels and stations.

It’s not as easy as you might think – especially trying to stop the train at the right point and not go past the end of the platforms!

In addition, you can discover many fascinating facts about London’s transport history that not even Londoners know!

For example, did you know that the London has the oldest Underground in the world and that it was operated by Steam trains? Must have been hot and smokey down there!

This September is the 70th anniversary of the Blitz when London was bombed for 76 consecutive nights.

There is a special exhibition called ‘Under Attack’ all about this.

Many Londoners slept in tube stations night after night to shelter from the bombings. Most trains continued to run and a special ‘Tea Train’ delivered food and drink to the people sheltering on the platforms!

If you would like to experience sheltering yourself, the Museum is organising a special Blitz experience to be held in a disused ‘ghost’ station at Aldwych at the end of September.

Tickets are fast selling out but check out the Museum website www.ltmuseum.co.uk for details.

The event is called ‘Under London’

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