Winter festivities at London Transport Museum


The London Transport Museum is set to return this winter with a line up of a line-up of family festivities and seasonal transport posters around the museum in Covent Garden.

Vintage posters will be on display, including classic and contemporary artworks illustrating winter walks, the joy of shopping at the sales, and winter fun at London’s historic landmarks. Visitors can step into a life-size version of an iconic 1980s poster ‘Cold Winds Do Blow’ by Brian Grimwood to get the picture-perfect wintery Instagram snap surrounded by falling snowflake roundels.

The award-winning Hidden London exhibition will also be open for visitors to visit to uncover the mysteries of the Capital’s ‘abandoned’ underground stations. Visitors can also discover how London’s transport has played its part in two world wars 0r test their reactions in a brand-new interactive challenge in the Untangling the Tracks exhibition. Children under seven can enjoy an interactive fleet of mini vehicles in the All Aboard play zone whilst older children can enjoy how transport works in the Future Engineers gallery.


Family fun

Families can hunt for hidden Underground roundels nestled among the historic vehicles and answer fun transport trivia questions as they follow a festive winter trail designed for children aged five to 12 years old. Children who discover all the secret symbols and answers can enter a weekly prize draw to win a Mini London Underground Lightbox from the museum’s shop. Families can also get cosy in a magical winter forest filled with twinkling lights to watch an illustrated video story of an utterly awesome Underground journey Santa makes with the ‘Tf-Elves’.

As Christmas Day approaches, Santa will be stopping his sleigh at London Transport Museum to meet families on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December, and every day between Saturday 19 and Wednesday 23 December.

On Saturday 12 December between 08.30 and 10:00 an Early Explorer morning for children with special education needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, will take place. Families can meet Santa and enjoy the museum outside of our regular opening hours with many of the gallery sounds turned off.

In Canteen, the museum’s café bar run by high-street favourite Benugo, visitors can enjoy a delicious festive mince-pie, mulled wine or warming hot chocolate as they take in the view of the Covent Garden Piazza.

Festive gifts

To keep warm during the winter months, the whole family can wrap up in style with exclusive transport inspired Christmas jumpers available only from the museum’s Covent Garden shop and online.

And those looking to up their gifting game for this year’s Christmas stockings can also choose from beautiful vintage London transport posters, new editions of the museum’s best-selling moquette design socks, lambswool scarfs and children’s toys including wooden trainsets and ride-on Routemaster bus.

Visitors can enjoy 25% off Christmas bestsellers online for Black Friday between Friday 20 to Sunday 22 November. Every purchase supports the museum’s charitable work.

For more information, please visit the London Transport Museum’s website.