WhatMuseums & Galleries
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB
NEW All Aboard play zone opening 28 Mar. Kids will love the interactive fleet of mini vehicles including a tube train, a bus, a London taxi, and a cable car. Also new Baby DLR area with tactile wall and building blocks.
"The new play zone for under 7s at the London Transport Museum is as good as they come. Laid out over two floors, the ground floor is for toddlers. Well-constructed, sturdy sets with a cast of engaging animal friends (taken from LT posters) adorning the walls, children will have hours of fun dressing up in uniforms, driving vehicles, parping horns, serving punters in the cafe. The space is on two levels and on the upper deck you can even drive the Emirates Air Line cable car, with a video view of London below you.
Upstairs, older children (ages 4–7) have a specially designed bus they can drive, can see what it is like to steer a tube train through a tunnel and handle a magnetic message board.
There is a dedicated cafe next to the ground floor space so little people can play safely with mum or dad next door.
Imaginative play never looked so good." Emily Turner
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