London Bus Museum

Directions : A31/M3 to Heathrow turn off, then take East bound (Gatwick) onto M25 to Junction 10 (A3) and follow signs to Cobham and Brooklands.

Photo Interest : If you are interested in busses then check web site for scheduled events. If general photo interest then there are several planes including Concord and a VC10 in the grounds as well as the DeHaveland Museum, the Brooklands Race Track Museum and Mercedes Benz World Museum, all of which offer photo opportunities. Both Mercedes and the Bus Museum are well illuminated and don't require flash. Mercedes also put on a firework display around November the 5th which is free. Many of the surrounding buildings are glass fronted so that there are great photographic possibilities if you have an artistic mentality.

Drawbacks: The whole area is tarmac so there are no mud problems. Concord not always open for internal inspection, but is accessible externally from all angles. Refreshments available on site but fairly pricey. Can be crowded on event days, but most people will get out of shot if asked. There were probably in excess of 50 buses on site during the 2012 October Transport Festival plus assorted Military vehicles, GPO vehicles, Police motor cycles, steam traction engines and civilian lorries and cars from the 1930's. There was a fee of £9.00 to cover all the site on the day I attended, but I believe that this was because it was 'an event'. If attending on a non-event day then the site is free but there is a small fee for the Bus Museum and workshops.