Lauren Eagle-Allen from the London Transport Museum explains why this unusual venue works so well for both corporate and private events.
Conveniently situated in the heart of bustling Covent Garden, London Transport Museum provides a fascinating event space. Originally Victorian flower markets, guests to the Museum now enter through the impressive World City Walkway which features snapshots from the worlds most prominent transportation networks before being immersed in London’s transport history.
Guests to the Museum benefit from exclusive hire of two floors, allowing them to enjoy the Museum’s eclectic collection of iconic red buses, trams and early tube carriages after hours. I love Jackson Gilmour’s selection of canapes and always recommend event organisers start with a sparkling wine reception on the Museum’s first floor. Its here that guests can experience an original Metropolitan Railway carriage complete with its beautiful steam engine. This floor focuses on the growth of suburbia and highlights original advertisements and geographical tube maps.
The Museum features a sweeping glass bridge and we always encourage guests to take this route to the ground floor as they get a stunning view of the Museum’s historic architecture and some of the more contemporary vehicles such as our glossy red Routemasters.
It's on the ground floor that Jackson Gilmour’s delicious menus really excel. The Museum can accommodate seated dinners for up to 150 or standing reception of up to 500 and Jackson Gilmour are highly experienced in delivering both styles of events whilst guests mingle amongst our many exhibits.
The Future Engineers Gallery showcases the latest in transport technology with the Elizabeth Line driving experience being the star of the show. Watching guests put their driver skills to the test and live out their childhood dream of tube driving is always quite entertaining!
For guests with a keen eye for design, the London by Design Gallery cannot be missed. I tell event organisers that it does what it says on tin and explores how TfL has become one of the world’s most recognisable brands through it specially designed font, unique moquette and innovative map design.