Before pinging inboxes and text messages, people actually had to wait for a mailman to deliver their news. Get back to communication basics at London's Postal Museum. Uncover the story of the postal system and even see letters recovered from a shipwreck!
From five-wheeled cycles and rockets to an escaped lioness, the story of the postal service features more surprises than an accidental text message sent to your dad, instead of your current lover (oops!).
See a restored mail coach that once thundered across the country. Get up close to the Penny Black, the world's first postage stamp. Send anonymous messages to a friend (or stranger) through pneumatic tubes, and see a horde of unread love letters recovered from maritime misfortune.
Explore one of London's hidden gems, the Mail Rail - a 100-year-old subterranean network of tunnels now open to the public as a 15-minute miniature train ride.
Forget what you think you know about the post and get ready for a surprise or two!