London

London boasts a wide range of museums and attractions for all tastes, including the massive beam engines at Crossness Pumping Station and Kew Bridge Steam Museum. There are many transport and military museums catering for all tastes from aviation to maritime and railways.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions in the London and Middlesex area.

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National Army Museum

Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, Greater London, SW3 4HT.
Tel: 020 7730 0717.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Featuring five new permanent galleries, the museum shows how Britain's past has helped to shape our present and our future. Discover the impact our Army…

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Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway

Kempton Waterworks, Snakey Lane, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW13 7ND.
Tel: 01932 765 328.

  • Car Park
  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge railway. The Hanworth Loop is the first stage of a major project to reinstate the historic narrow gauge line that hauled coal from the Thames…

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Ruislip Lido Railway

Reservoir Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 8TY.
Tel: 01895 622 595.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

12in. gauge, 11/4 miles. The line runs through the woodlands skirting the lake from Woody Bay Station beside the beach, all the way round to Willow Lawn…

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Royal Observatory

Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London, Greater London, SE10 8XJ.
Tel: 020 8858 4422.

  • Part disabled access
  • The home of Greenwich Meantime and Longitude Zero, the most important scientific site of its kind in the world which contains one of the finest collections…

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    Royal Mews

    Buckingham Palace Road, London, Greater London, SW1W 1QH.
    Tel: 020 7766 7302.

    • Souvenir Shop
    • Full disabled access

    One of the finest working stables in existence and a living part of Britain's heritage, the Royal Mews is responsible for all road travel arrangements…

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    RAF Museum London

    Grahame Park Way, London, Greater London, NW9 5QW.
    Tel: 020 8205 2266.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop
    • Full disabled access

    Covers the history of the RAF and its predecessors from the early balloon flights of the 1870s to the present day. Over 70 aircraft are on show from a…

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    Paddle Steamer – Tattershall Castle

    Victoria Embankment, Whitehall, London, Greater London, SW1A 2HR.
    Tel: 020 7839 6548.

    • Refreshments
    • Part disabled access

    Preserved and moored alongside Victoria Embankment opposite the London Eye, and restored to her former glory with the engine on view. Steam enthusiasts…

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    Musical Museum

    399 High Street, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0DU.
    Tel: 020 8560 8108.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop
    • Full disabled access

    The museum contains one of the world's foremost collections of self-playing musical instruments. From the tiniest of clockwork music boxes to the Mighty…

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    Museum of Brands

    111-117 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London, Greater London, W11 1QT.
    Tel: 020 7243 9611.

    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop
    • Full disabled access

    Featuring over 12,000 original items from the unique Robert Opie Collection, discover how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging…

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    The Museum

    Markfield Beam Engine & Museum

    Markfield Road, South Tottenham, London, Greater London, N15 4RB.
    Tel: 01707 873 628.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Full disabled access

    Located in the remains of the Tottenham Sewage Works which now forms part of Markfield Park. The principal exhibit is the Victorian beam pumping engine…

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    Science Museum

    Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, Greater London, SW7 2DD.
    Tel: 020 7942 4000.

    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop
    • Full disabled access

    Seven floors and more than 40 galleries contain probably the world‘s finest collections from science, technology and medicine. The motive power collection…

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    Steam Tug Portwey

    Dollar Bay, Prestons Road, London, Greater London, E14 9ST.
    Tel: 01268 768 474.

    Built on the Clyde in 1927, the Portwey is the last working example of a coal-fired, twin-screw steam tug in the UK. Operates on the Thames during the…

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