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Our talks series explores a variety of subjects ranging from transport past and present, art and design, to London and city living.

London Stories

In their Own Words

Join us as we welcome well known commentators on London to tell their own stories, in their own words, about the city we live in. Celebrating our latest exhibition, Poster Prize for Illustration: London Stories, a shortlisted selection of stunning illustrations, each capturing a different story that London has to tell.


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Living with Buildings and Walking with Ghosts, with Iain Sinclair

Date: Thursday 21 February 2019
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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London has inspired countless stories and perspectives over time. But as sweeping changes take place, what lies on the other side for the Capital and those who inhabit her? Join Iain Sinclair as he recounts his own perspective on the city he has written about for many years, changing beyond recognition, and what remains or begins for life after London.

Living with Buildings and Walking with Ghosts is available to buy from the London Transport Museum shop. Iain will be signing copies of his book, published by Wellcome Collection, after the talk.


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Bus Fare: Stories of the London Bus

Date: Thursday 21 March 2019
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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Instantly recognisable, endlessly imitated: London's buses are iconic. Not merely a vital component of the city's infrastructure, they are equally embedded in its culture; written about, sung about, joked about, filmed, painted (and painted on), advertised, and celebrated in myriad ways.

Join social historians Travis Elborough and Joe Kerr on a journey celebrating the unique relationship that Londoners have with their most important mode of transport.

What routes are best loved and why, and what stories and memories are created daily on this beloved mode of transport? Elborough and Kerr, and contributors to their new anthology Bus Fare, reveal all.

Tourists take the tube - but real Londoners take the bus.

Bus Fare is available to buy from the London Transport Museum shop. Travis and Joe will be signing copies of their book, published by the AA, after the talk.


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London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City

Date: Thursday 4 April 2019
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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‘London is a giant kaleidoscope, which is forever turning. Take your eye off it for more than a moment and you're lost.'

Robert Elms has seen London change beyond all imagining. In conversation with broadcaster and journalist Jason Solomons, he takes us back through time and place to myriad Londons; a place his great-great-grandfather made the Elms' home over a century ago and a city that has borne witness to epoch- and world-changing events.

London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City will be available to buy from the London Transport Museum shop from 7 March. Robert will be signing copies of his book, published by Canongate, after the talk.