London Transport Museum For Christmas!
The London Transport Museum may be closed for the moment like everywhere else but it’s still one of our favourite places to visit in London. When we lived there I took the big kids at least once a week and it’s easily been a saviour of mine on many occasions. Rainy days, days when I’ve just been in town and need a stop gap and days where we plan to visit for hours on end and pour over everything rather than just stop to see our favourite bits (of which there are many – talking horses, the time machine lift, stamp trail and climbing on the buses to name a few)!
Visiting the museum is also a very inexpensive thing to do. Kids go free and adult tickets (£18.50 on line – concession prices and resident prices differ) last for a full 12 months for the same price as a day ticket as long as you tick the annual ticket box when at the checkout. This is why popping in for an hour or so is super easy and gives the kids and chance to let off steam in the wonderful play areas in amongst other busy days out in London.
So we love it and we especially love it at Christmas time as there is alwasy much going on with a Santa’s grotto, presents for the kids and lots of crafts and activities all at no extra cost. In the heart of Covent Garden they don’t disappoint fitting in with the rest of the beautiful surroundings and it’s a massive shame that this year is likely to be so different – we have our fingers crossed for them that they may get a few open days before the New Year and if they do then we’re making a massive beeline for it!
So what you can do to support the museum and all its wonderful resources until then is shop small with them at their beautiful boutique style gift shop. This can be done on line and in the run up to Christmas they are having lots of promotions and offers on every single weekend (they’ve already done 25% off kids products and 50% off posters but there’s more to come so keep your eye out)! The next London Transport Museum shop Black Friday event is going to be 25% off their Christmas Best Sellers from the 20th to the 22nd of November – think of the jumpers (and socks and Christmas gifts)!
The London Transport Museum Shop is famous for its moquette covered furnishings so that you can feel like you’re on a tube train all the time – they’re even making masks in the fabric now too! But aside from that there’s a wealth of lovely items to choose for including their famous Christmas jumpers (which we love every year)! To celebrate their massive Christmas offerings they sent me a couple of products for the kiddos from their shop and Raffie has been loving playing with their City of London Wooden Train Set (which is Brio compatible) – £50 – and having a great time pretending we are in London when at the moment we actually can’t be. I think this is the longest I’ve ever not been to my beautiful capital city and we miss it but the train set is absolutely gorgeous with lots of London landmarks like Tower Bridge, The Houses of Parliament and The London Eye not to mention a Route Master Bus and black cab to accompany the London Underground Trains. What an absolutely tremendous gift – we love it!
They also sent me from their All Aboard clothing range a fabulous All Aboard Baby Grow – £15 – so I can’t show you it with a baby inside it right now but I promise come early next year we will have something yummy to fill it and I’ll show you this gorge outfit all over again!
Shopping with the London Transport Museum is alwasy a joy and right now it’s really important if you can to show them your support. They, like all museums, have been hit really hard by the pandemic and as one of our favourites of all time we just want to help them with a bit of a boost. Check out the shop’s ranges, I think you’ll be quite surprised as the name “gift shop” doesn’t really tell the true story of how lovely this little shop really is.