As a museum of “stuff the empire stole from the world,” this is hard to beat. It appears throughout A.S. Byatt’s novel The Children’s Book, which is set in Edwardian London and which describes the ceramics in Rooms 140-146 in luscious, sumptuous detail. The museum always has that former empire vibe for me. The scones with cream and jam are pretty great in the downstairs cafe, which also feels very E.M. Forster. If you know a member, or decide to become one, you also get access to an amazing secret cafe hidden at the back of the glass collection.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
Amazing free entry museum and historic architectural building in South Kensington. Only a 25 minute tube ride from the flat. Also worth popping to the Natural History Museum next door!
The Victoria and Albert Museum is based in South Kensington alongside the Science Museum and Natural History Museum. Set up as a museum which explores design, printmaking and ceramics from across the world. On top of this you can find 12.5 acres worth of gallery space which will no doubt fill an…
One of my favourite museums in London with an eclectic selection of artefacts.
Great exhibitions, children’s activities, garden, café and just about the best museum of decorative art in the world!
Blockbuster exhibitions and permanent decorative arts collection, with design shop and ornate cafe. Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UK vam.ac.uk +44 20 7942 2000 Open: 10AM–5:45PM
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Easy to get to 'Museum Land " as South Kensington tube is on "our " line, The District Line, takes 20 minutes. Very popular especially since the TV 'Victoria "series .
“Amazing building and with great exhibits all year round. enjoy the ice rink in the winter and the butterfly garden in the spring. ”
“The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city's major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors annually.”
“Hyde Park is a Grade I-listed major park in Central London. It is the largest of four Royal Parks that form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, via Hyde Park Corner and Green Park past the main entrance to Buckingham Palace”
“Elaborate shopping emporium with glittering Egyptian Room and acclaimed Food Hall.”