When you think of tourist attractions in London the most famous may be the only ones that come to mind, like the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben or the London Eye. London has countless pubs, museums, churches, secret gardens, parks and architectural marvels to visit for the London connoisseur. For the car enthusiast however, there is a hidden gem nestled in the depths of the Hayes in the London Borough of Hilingdon.
The London Motor Museum is housed in an unassuming converted warehouse. Don’t let the building dissuade you from visiting as its definitely worth a visit.
The London Motor Museum boast a fully functional Supercar Workshop which allows visitors to get up close and personal to the transformation process. Think Orange County Choppers or Xzibit’s Pimp My Ride. Other attractions include the Bat Cave which contains two original Batmobiles used in the 1966 TV series and the 1989 Batman movie starring Michael Keaton. Muscle Car Alley is an ode to V8 American Musle cars including Mustangs, Chevrolets and Dodge Chargers. The Movie Cars section is a display of classic Hollywood movie cars including a Lotus Espirit from the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me, Starsky and Hutch’s Gran Torino, General Lee, Mr Beans Mini and a DMC Delorean. The Supercar Paddock is rammed with spectacular vehicles including the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, Lamborghini Countach QV5000 and a Gumpert Apollo. The museum also has a 1937 Auburn Speedster, a 1967 ‘Eleanor’ GT500, Chevrolet Camaro SS 350, Corvette Stingray and a customised 1937 Lincoln Zephyr.
The Low Rider display has an array of Cadillac’s, Oldsmobile, Buick Riviera, a Pontiac Grand Prix and a Cadillac Seville. The collection boasts a Coupe Deville or Snoop Deville previously owned by rapper Snoop Dogg and a Cadillac Fleetwood which was used in Fergies music video London Bridge and a immaculate 1937 Auburn Speedster.
The museum was started by Elo and has grown from a collection of only 7 cars to over 200 cars. Its truly an awe inspiring collection and well worth a visit.
Get your tickets today at the London Motor Museum website.