London Transport Museum to host an Elizabeth line ‘street party’ Late


On Friday 9 September at 18:45 London Transport Museum is hosting a ‘street party’ style Late to celebrate the opening of the Elizabeth line, the capital’s new high-speed railway.

Guests can take a seat around a giant street party table and indulge their nostalgia with games and creative activities each inspired by a different decade of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, the line’s royal namesake. Think hopscotch, snakes and ladders and wristband making, all led by quirky costumed historical characters from whichever decade you find yourself. Enjoy a purple Elizabeth line-inspired cocktail from the bar and explore the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions after dark.

In the Future Engineers gallery guests can ‘drive’ an Elizabeth line train while a series of lively short talks will reveal more about the new railway. In her talk, documentary curator Rosamund Lily West will share how the museum decides what contemporary objects to collect and what artefacts and artworks people in the future will see when they come to learn about the opening of the Elizabeth line. More programme details will be announced closer to the event.

Visitors to the Late can also climb aboard historic buses, Tube trains and trams from days gone by and discover the secrets of London’s disused Underground stations in the award-winning Hidden London exhibition in the Global Gallery.

London Transport Museum’s Elizabeth line Late starts at 18:45 on Friday 9 September 2022. Adult tickets cost £15 and £12 for concessions and must be booked in advance at