London Transport Museum offers unique guided tours (TfL)

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London Transport Museum

Visitors enjoying London hotel deals could opt to enjoy a tour looking at the rich history of British transport artwork.

Over the years London Transport has commissioned around 7,000 different posters to help navigate around the network and visitors are now being given the chance to take a close-up look at some of them.

Each tour lasts around 75 minutes and is strictly limited to ten people per group, with a special question and answer session for those who want to find out more from the experts.

Tickets must be pre-booked and they cost £10 for adults and £8.50 for concessions. The tours will take place on October 26th and October 27th at 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Established in 1980, the Transport Museum covers all aspects of transportation in the capital and visitors can explore a whole collection of trams, buses and trolleybuses, as well as a mock-up of a 1970s Tube train, and discover more about the history of the city.

The museum is also conveniently located close to the market stalls of Covent Garden so a trip can easily be combined with some shopping and window browsing or a bit to eat at the number of local eateries.

For those inspired by the artwork on display at the museum, the Daily Telegraph reports that auction house Christies is planning to sell around 300 original London Underground posters.

The sale will take place on October 4th in London and it is estimated that the advertising posters will fetch from around £800 to £15,000 and the money will be held in trust by the museum. For those hoping to spend a little less, the London Transport Museum shop does sell reprints at a much lower cost.