Museum Lates at the London Transport Museum and their new Hidden London exhibition
We had THE BEST time last Friday at the launch party for London Transport Museum's amazing new exhibition, Hidden London!
Confession time... In all our years of living in London we'd never made it to the Transport Museum , so we were thrilled to be put on the guest list to come and check out their brand new exhibition after hours. With cocktails on hand and a DJ spinning some London classics surrounded by red buses and tube carriages, it was such a laugh to be exploring the museum in the evening!
The new exhibition is brilliant. You enter through the frontage of what looks like an abandoned tube station, and the displays are arranged along dim narrow corridors and down a winding staircase, which really helps you feel as though you're exploring an old station.
The London under is the oldest subterranean railway in the world and has some amazing secrets... it was fascinating to learn about old tube lines and stations that ceased to exist for a variety of reasons, and we really enjoyed the exhibitions about how the underground was used as air raid shelters during the war, and the different films that have used shut down Aldwych Station as a location.
Museum lates are always great fun. There were talks, tours, arts and crafts and even a quiz! Plus there's something really special about exploring a museum after hours. Hidden London runs until January 2021. Tickets to London Transport Museum give you unlimited day time access to the museum for a whole year, and kids go free! Amazing! The LTM is located in Covent Garden, and they have loads of other awesome museum lates coming up... check out their programme here!
Disclaimer - our press tickets to the event were free, but we were not paid to post and all of the above opinions are ours!