Today I took an afternoon off and decided to do the type of thing that you will not tend to do when working somewhere: be a tourist. It has been my objective for some time to visit the London Transport museum during its 150th anniversary of the London Underground, although it would suffice to visit at any other time also it seemed more appropriate to do it this year. Entrance is a rather steep £15 but this is effectively a season pass to visit as often as you’d like within 12 months of visiting.
Whilst it seems like there isn’t too much to see here it is probably well stocked with exhibits considering the size of the place; if you bother to read and digest everything on offer this is good for at least two hours. The time line is well presented and there is plenty to see throughout the history of any firm of transport within the city.
Of particular interest is the poster art exhibition showing off 150 years of posters in the underground, which you can conveniently but reproductions of in the shop afterwards.
Talking of which, this seems to be very well stocked with plenty of things you never knew you wanted and I managed to convince myself that I didn’t need anything – except for the Picadilly line badge which I did rather like. All in all this is worth a visit especially if I decide to visit again within the year that my entrance ticket is valid for.