Say what you want about the architecture, but don’t miss the Design Museum. It moved from the South Bank to Kensington, and the gift shop is amazing. It’s filled with artful items you won’t find anywhere else: tile coasters, paper vases, print rugs from Nepal. Lots of limited-edition prints relating to the shows, too. A lot of the museum is free, and the John Pawson-designed building, with its minimal marble and oak interiors, is quite a sight in itself.
Set in the old Commonwealth Institute, this museum has a permanent exhibition space exploring product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design.
For lovers of contemporary design, this museum is housed in a mid century modern architectural icon, the former Commonwealth Institute. Surrounding Holland Park with its giant chessboard, famous peacocks and Japanese Garden is an understated joy.
The Design Museum is a museum in Kensington, London which covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. In 2018, the museum won the European Museum of the Year Award.
My only mild gripe is it is slightly expensive. If you are going to go here plus all other museums, consider art pass membership
They sometimes have very interesting exhibitions as well (like Stanley Kubrick and his creative design process of film making). So worth checking out what's on.
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