Wednesday 17 November 2021

London Transport Museum - Celebrating London's nights and lights


London Transport Museum
The evenings might be getting darker earlier, but that's not stopping the bright lights of London.

It may not be quite as busy as this 1950s poster by Molly Moss, but people are certainly getting out and about as theatres, restaurants, bars and shops all see a boom.

It's even starting to feel a bit festive as the famous lights above London's streets switch on and the countdown begins. 

In this month's enewsletter, we're celebrating the return of London's nightlife!
Out and about winter London
Object of the month
Pocket Underground map for Night Tube
With the Night Tube (partially) reopening later this month, we're taking a look at some of the early Pocket Underground maps of the service.

The Night Tube was first launched in August 2016 with just the Victoria and Central lines, with the Jubilee line joining in October, Northern in November and Piccadilly in December that year. Although it's colloquially known as the Night Tube, in early 2018 the East London line (part of London Overground) was also added to the service. 
Discover the map
The history of the Tube map
After Dark events
Looking for something to do in the evenings? Why not explore the Museum after hours and take part in events and activities with one of our upcoming After Dark events...
First column image
Friday 19 November 2021
Music of the Underground
Join us for a celebration of London’s rich musical culture, with a transport music quiz hosted by DJ and broadcaster Edward Adoo, and of course, a great soundtrack from Baker Street to Waterloo.
Music of the Underground
A crop of 'A merry Christmas; a happy New Year' poster by Anna Katrina Zinkeisen, 1934
Friday 17 December 2021
Merry Quizmas
Grab your mates and end the year on a high with the ultimate transport quiz hosted by none other than Father Christmas himself! Don't forget to stop by the shop to pick up those last minute Christmas gifts.
Merry Quizmas
Christmas is coming!
Silhouette of Santa in a sleigh pulled by reindeer
Santa stood in front of a steam train
From 4 December
Christmas at the Museum
Santa is back at the Museum this year from 4 December and he needs your help to fix his sleigh! There's festive fun and activities for the whole family this December.

All activities are included with your Museum pass - and all kids go free!
Christmas at the Museum 
Shop online now
Christmas presents for the whole family
Tube-inspired board games and toys, socks, masks, homeware, calendars - not to mention our bus and snowflake themed knitwear: there's truly a gift for everyone on our online shop! 

Check out our Christmas collection online for gifts this year - every purchase helps support the Museum and our charitable activities.
Christmas shop