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Best Transport Attractions In London

by Rebecca Formston (follow)
Get set for planes, trains and automobiles

Do you have a wheel and engine obsessed little one in your house?

There are some great places in and around London for those that adore all things transport, with the makings of a memorable day out.

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum is the perfect place to take those that are engine obsessed. Explore the story of London's transport system from the past 200 years as well as futuristic concepts for urban travel. Kids will love to see all the big red London buses and younger children can have fun playing in the All Aboard play zone. Even better still, entry for kids is free!

The Ruislip Lido Railway

Many children adore trains so what better place to visit than The Ruislip Lido Railway. As Britains longest 12 inch gauge railway, visitors can enjoy a ride around the lake and through the woods on these fun locomotives. For timetable and fare information, check here.

Brockwell Park Miniature Railway

For more train excitement, check out the fabulous miniature trains at Brockwell Park Miniature Railway. The railway is open between March and October on Sundays, with return fares just £1 and under 2s riding for free.

Ruislip Lido Railway

Royal Air Force Museum

For those with a love for planes, the Royal Air Force Museum is a definite must to visit. View over 100 different aircrafts, including ones from the First World War. Climb into the seat of a Spitfire or enter another dimension in the awesome 4D theatre. Entry for all visitors is free.

Thames Ditton Miniature Steam Railway

The Thames Ditton Miniature Railway is a wonderful place to visit for an exciting day out filled with mini locomotives. Young children (and big children!) will love riding on the trains and you can chose to ride on the elevated railway or the ground level railway, where you will find different sized trains.

Brooklands Museum

Brooklands Museum, birthplace of British Motorsport and aviation, as well as the home of Concorde, is an awesome place for transport lovers! Enjoy a range of different vehicles such as planes, motorbikes and cars, as well as exhibitions such as the aviation factory and the race track. Kids will love the variety of fun and interactive activities aimed for families, whilst under 5s can burn off some energy in the soft play area.


For the ultimate thrill, jump on board a speed boat and race along the river Thames with ThamesJet. On your ride, you'll enjoy sightseeing, speed and aquabatics! Different packages are available and children are welcome to ride.

London Museum of Water and Steam

Explore a world of engines and water at the London Museum of Water and Steam, where your visit will allow you to see a Victorian waterworks railway. Explore the history of the engines and let the kids have fun in the awesome Splash Zone.

Emirates Air Line Cable Car

See London differently onboard the Emirates Air Line Cable Car. Enjoy a relaxing ride across the Thames, whilst taking in all the beautiful sites of the city. Flights are 10 minutes each way and include an audio and visual tour, highlighting exciting London landmarks and historic stories. For something different, why not book on to a night flight and see the city by night.

Brooklands Museum

So how do you like the list of awesome transport attractions in London? Have we missed any? Please let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!

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