The Transport and Theatre Museums are next to each other in Covent Garden. We spent a nice morning visiting both.
The London Transport Museum focuses on mass transit in London. It starts with privately owned horse drawn routes, through city buses, and finally to the underground system. It's very child friendly, with lots of things to move and buttons to press, while still being very interesting for adults. We even went to the child stations and got our museum passport stamped and punched at each.
This was one of several museums that we probably would not have
paid to get into but tried because it was "free" with the Go See pass.
As was true for most of our experiments, it was well worth it.
The Theatre Museum was another "free" museum on the Go See pass. Due to our interest in the Theatre it was one we'd planned to see and pay for even without the pass. Unfortunately, it was a minor disappointment. Despite the image from Cats that dominates their advertising, there is almost nothing in the museum about recent musical theatre. Instead, there is a lot of information about plays, productions, and theatres from the earlier part of the century. There was also a large display of street carnival costumes. All somewhat interesting, but not what we were expecting or particularly interested in.
The one thing I took pictures of was the cool Shakespeare tiles in
Westminster Abbey is located across the street from parliament.
They didn't let us take pictures inside, so here is the outside:
Westminster was a neat place. It seemed small to us, made up of lots
of small crypt sections where important, and occasionally famous, people
were buried. A lot of the main church area was obscured by removable walls.
It was hard to connect the place to the huge space seen on tv for
corronations and weddings.