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London Transport Museum

After two days of adventures in Edinburgh Steph and I flew back to London early Sunday morning. Wanting to make the best of Steph's last full day we rallied and hit the town. First up was a comforting lunch at one of my favorites, Bone Daddies.

The most delicious chicken to share.

The most delicious chicken to share.

Tonkotsu ramen with spring onion and chashu pork.

Tonkotsu ramen with spring onion and chashu pork.

With full tummies we headed to the London Transport Museum. Located in Covent Garden in the old Flower Market building is a fun museum that highlights the various modes of transportation in the city for the last 200 years.

The first time I visited was shortly after the museum's refurbishment in 2005. It seemed new and fresh with tons of interesting facts. It also was fairly priced at 10 pounds back then. I was excited to return and found myself a little disappointed. Maybe it was just being tired from our flight, or the mass amount of children there. But some of the displays felt cramped and the price high at 17 pounds. The content is very fascinating and some areas are outstanding however. If you are interested in the transportation aspect of the city I would say to visit, but perhaps early enough and on a weekday if possible to avoid mass crowds.

The construction of the Tube.

The construction of the Tube.

The museum shop however is excellent for all transport-themed items. When I arrived in London in November I decorated my flat with a few posters from this shop! To me it's a must stop when you are in Covent Garden, and you do not have to see the museum to shop.