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Ride a Vintage Bus

Who would have thought a garage could be so exciting. I mean it is just a place to hold a vehicle, right? Apparently not. Last month Transport for London held an open day at its bus depot in Catford, and the event attracted three thousand visitors.

So why did all these people want to see a bus sitting in a garage? Well they didn't really. What they really wanted to do was ride a vintage bus. Going retro is so much cooler than being contemporary.

Now in partnership with the London Transport Museum, TFL are holding their second open day to celebrate the Year of the Bus. On the 7th June you can visit the Alperton Bus Garage on Ealing Road, Wembley from 10am - 5pm. Inside there will be lots of fun and educations activities to enjoy:

Learn about the history and future of London's buses in a mobile exhibition
View old preserved vehicles
See behind the scenes in the maintenance area
Take part in a family safety activity
Pick-up a free children's activity pack
Get up close and personal to the museum's 'Tickets Please!' collection
Visit the pop-up shop to buy gifts and memorabilia

Admission is 2, and of course, there will be bus rides on a vintage bus, which will go via Harrow-on-the-Hill or to view Metroline's Central Engineering and Logistics Facility at West Perivale. Rides run from 10.45am - 3.30pm.
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Why? Fun for families
When: 7th June
Phone: 44 (0)20 7379 6344
Where: Alperton Bus Garage
Cost: 2
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