Santas Hideaway


30 November – 5 January

All aboard for the festive season at London Transport Museum!

Santa will be visiting us all throughout December. Visit him in his secret hideaway, full of twinkling lights and comfy seats, or see if you can track him down in one of the heritage vehicles in the Museum for a super Santa Selfie!

There's storytime and singing sessions for the little ones, and your chance to make special bunting and decorations to take home. 

If you're looking to see the sights (and lights) of London, then why not book a ticket for our Lights & Sights tour? There's family and adult-only events available to jump on a vintage bus and tour some of the most spectacular Christmas sights you can find in the Capital.

And don't forget our shop – in Covent Garden or online! Pick up unique Christmas gifts for the whole family or treat yourself to one of our comfy Christmas jumpers – complete with buses, Tubes, snowflakes and roundels (of course!)


What do our visitors say?

'Such a brilliant museum and the Christmas section is magical'

'This has become the most wonderful family tradition'


What's on

Family crafts at the Museum

Family activities

Search for Santa and get a Christmas badge when you find him in his Secret Cabin or in the Museum galleries – plus get crafty with bunting and decoration-making with sparkly materials and join in lively singing and storytelling sessions!

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Christmas lights on Regent Street

Lights and Sights

Climb aboard a cosy vintage bus and experience the excitement of the West End at Christmas. Get in the spirit with a festive film at the Museum before boarding the bus to wind past spectacular displays and landmarks to classic festive songs.

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Poster Parade

Poster Parade

Get nostalgic with the Museum’s festive fun display of fabulous vintage London transport posters celebrating Christmas activities such as ice-skating, walking and shopping. See the stunning display on the first floor of the Museum from 29 November.


Coffee and treats available at the cafe

Upper deck cafe bar

Visit the new Upper Deck cafe bar and enjoy seasonal treats: grilled sandwiches with honey ham or nut roast, mince pie slices and Christmas cookies, or speciality winter drinks - salted caramel flat white, orange hot chocolate or gingerbread chai lattes.



Stand out from the crowd

The whole family can stand out with our exclusive London transport-inspired knitwear! Pick up a jumper, scarf or hat with its buses, snowflakes, roundels and Tubes on, or for something more subtle, why not pick up a moquette-inspired scarf or pair of socks?

Every purchase supports London Transport Museum’s charitable work.

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Christmas gifts for everyone

We've got gifts for everyone this season! From luxury transport-themed Christmas crackers to vintage posters, Moquette-themed accessories and homeware, plus toys, games and clothing, you've got choices for the whole family. See some of our favourites below...

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Wooden train set Lightboxes Hornby Santa's Express Pin badge gift set

All Christmas gifts


Every purchase supports London Transport Museum’s charitable work.

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Hidden London book

Delve into the history of disused and repurposed London Underground spaces with the new beautifully illustrated hardback book, Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground - now available!

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What's On

Explore the Depot

Explore the treasure trove of objects at our Museum Depot. Discover delights like historic road and rail vehicles, engineering equipment, models, original artworks and posters, signs and maps, and much more... 

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St Pancras poster: September's Object of the Month


Object of the month

Passengers coming into St Pancras station in the 1980s would be greeted by posters like this encouraging them to travel across the city on Underground lines . It's also the inspiration for our Open Weekend artwork!

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