London Transport Museum

Museum in The West End

Image by Will Jones Lonely Planet

Housed in Covent Garden's former flower-market building, this captivating museum looks at how London developed as a result of better transport. It's stuffed full of horse-drawn omnibuses, vintage Underground carriages with heritage maps and double-decker buses, some of which you can clamber through, making this something of a kids' playground. Take home an imaginative London souvenir from the gift shop: a historical Underground poster, tube socks or pillows made from the same fabric as the train seats will take you right back.