2013 will always remain special for the travel opportunities it gave me. It was the year of ups and downs, of new bonds and heartbreaks, and also the year when I actually realized how much travel means to me. As I type this, fond memories of times spent in the Queen’s country come rushing back to me. I have not yet been able to document even half of those experiences yet, but we’ll get to that someday. Soon. But today, I am rewinding to a day spent at London Motor Museum with my dad. It was a day well spent, even though I don’t really care so much about cars other than the one that I own 😛 But then, it was life coming full circle with me taking dad to a place I knew he would enjoy the most, given his love for machines!
The London Motor Museum located in Hayes and is home to one of the largest collections of both classic and custom automobiles in Europe.With over 200 of the finest collectables including a 1937 Auburn Speedster, a 1967 ‘Eleanor’ GT500, a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr with over £155,000 worth of customisation the London Motor Museum is truly any car lover’s fantasy come true! More than just classic cars the London Motor Museum hosts a wide range of unique vehicles and exhibitions, ranging from the 1930’s to the present day. Exhibits include The Movie Car Section, The Bat-Cave (home to both the 1966 and 1989 Batmobile), Muscle Car Alley, The Supercar Paddock (home to some of the fastest cars in the world), Mr Bean’s Mini and many more. Coming up is a visual tour of London Motor Museum. Fasten those seat-belts for this ride!
You can imagine a car lover’s delight – this was like a little piece of heaven for my dad…And for me as well, to see him so excited and happy to check out, touch and feel these cars. We spent hours here, reading through the history and specifications of the vehicles on display. Some had interesting story lines, some had interesting specifications, some had both. The vintage, the collectibles, the fictional ones and the real new ones – one could find all kinds of cars at London Motor Museum. What impressed me the most out of all the cars I saw here was Batman’s BatMobile straight out of the movies! In fact for a minute, I felt I was in one.
And then I spotted something and the fangirl in me could not resist posing with Mr Bean’s cute little Mini. With the whole paraphernalia around, it seemed like Mr Bean himself would walk in any minute. Though I wasn’t so lucky but I am so happy I spotted this one, which was such a pleasant surprise. I tried getting to know London better through the time I was in England, and it never failed to surprise me with things, places and people – all form a part of fond memories now.
Do visit the London Motor Museum if you’re in London and cars are your thing! The entry ticket is around 30GBP , but I guess it’s worth it if you’re a car lover. To know more about London Motor Museum, check this!