Explore after dark at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden

Selected Thursdays in June and July. Entry from 18:30-21:00


  • Special themed evening events allow visitors to explore London Transport Museum after hours for a post-work culture fix, including the award-winning Hidden London exhibition
  • Enhanced anti-viral cleaning and one-way routes will help keep visitors safe
  • Roam the galleries free from crowds to see new displays, installations and collection objects, including a golden 1950s RT bus
  • Relax with a drink from the bar, including the Museum’s signature red Routemaster cocktail
  • Enjoy creative activities inspired by the Capital’s history, heritage and pastimes
  • Tickets £12 (concession £10), book in advance online at ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/after-dark

Adults can enjoy a post-work evening of culture by exploring London Transport Museum after hours on selected Thursdays from 18:30 to 21:00. At these special themed After Dark evenings, visitors can explore the Museum’s collection and galleries free from crowds and catch up with friends with a drink from the pop-up bar – including the Museum’s must-try signature red Routemaster cocktail.

Hosted by creatives, journalists, writers, poets and historians, each event features themed activities and quizzes inspired by London’s history, heritage and pastimes.

While exploring the Museum’s galleries, guests can get a glimpse of what the next decade could hold for life in the Capital in the brand-new London 2030 installation, experience the atmospheric and award-winning Hidden London exhibition in the Global Gallery – now extended by popular demand – and explore the newly opened London’s Transport at War gallery. Visitors can also discover more about the world-famous art and design heritage of the Capital’s transport in the London by Design gallery, from maps to moquette.

Advanced booking and one-way routes will help visitors to social distance and the Museum has an enhanced cleaning regime using anti-viral disinfectant that protects for up to 30 days. Hand sanitiser stations are located throughout the venue and unless exempt guests must wear a face mask.

Tickets to all After Dark events cost £12 (concession £10) and must be booked online in advance at ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/after-dark. Over 18s only.

Upcoming After Dark events:

Digging Deeper
Thursday 10 June 2021, 18:30-21:00

Built by Marc Brunel between 1825 and 1843, the Thames Tunnel was a world first with a fascinating history. It has hosted Victorian amusement fairs, been part of the former East London Line and today is part of the London Overground – despite being 75 feet deep below the Capital!

Join the Brunel Museum’s Director, Katherine McAlpine, to discover more about the Brunel family’s extraordinary engineering and test your trivia knowledge in a fun live quiz.

Walking and Writing London
Thursday 17 June 2021, 18:30-21: 00

In this past year of closures and cancellations, one thing we’ve all done more of is walking around our local neighbourhoods. Have you witnessed or discovered anything unusual or surprising on your walks? Interesting pets from parrots to pigs, mysterious chalk drawings on the pavement, or genius outdoor socialising setups?

Journalist and writer Erica Buist will be in residence for the night, collecting guest’s observations and adventures and turning them into a collective short story to be read aloud. No creative writing experience or expertise needed.

**Ticket offer for this event: 20% off a full price or concession ticket. Use code WRITE20 at the checkout**

London’s Lost Rivers
Thursday 8 July 2021, 18:30-21:00

It’s not only trains that run underground in London. Beneath our streets lies an entire network of hidden rivers that have been buried in tunnels and sewers by Victorian engineers. Traces of them can be seen everywhere – if you know where to look!

Join guest speaker Tom Bolton, author of the two volume book London’s Lost Rivers: A Walker’s Guide, to learn all about these mysterious waterways, and test your trivia knowledge in a live quiz.

An Ode to the Pub
Thursday 22 July 2021, 18:30-21:00

Did you know that six Underground stations were named after pubs? (Elephant and Castle, Swiss Cottage, Royal Oak, Angel, Maida Vale, and Manor House). We are dedicating an evening to these great social institutions – tell us about your best memories, the things you’ve missed most during closure, and what pubs mean to you.

This evening of celebration and conviviality will be hosted by renowned poet and performer Dan Simpson, whose credentials include Poet-in-Residence at Glastonbury Festival. Experience Dan’s poetic process live as he transforms your words into a crowdsourced poem performed on the night, along with his own work inspired by London life, pub adventures, and his dad’s black cab. No poetic experience or skills needed, simply an affection for the good old-fashioned London boozer.

**Ticket offer for this event: 20% off a full price or concession ticket. Use code WRITE20 at the checkout**

Tickets for London Transport Museum

  • Adult tickets include free entry to enjoy the Museum for a whole year – kids go free!
  • Museum open daily from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Timed entry must be booked in advance  online

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