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.
Great exhibitions, children’s activities, garden, café and just about the best museum of decorative art in the world!
Wonderful museum, and completely free if you don't go to the special exhibition. Has a little of everything, but Fashion Through The Ages and the Sculpture hall are favourites. You could spend hours or days here! The main shop - right behind the main entrance - is the best place to get unique and…
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
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 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 the world's leading museum of art, design, and performance. Their immense exhibition programme has seen them bring exhibitions such as: David Bowie, Frida Kahlo, Alexander McQueen, Dior… Either a 50 min walk, for those who love to stretch their legs, or a 25 min…
This is one of my favourite places to go anytime of the year theirs always something to see and it’s perfect even on sunny days as you sit outside in the gardens or just smooshed about the the fountains and people watch. Food is great too. You can get their directly on the circle or district line…
“One of the most extraordinary buildings in the country. Even if you have no interest in animals or natural history, it is worth coming here - it's free! - to look inside at the architecture. It was built as a 'cathedral to nature', and it's a delight.”
“The science museum is easy to get to on the piccadilly line from Northfields station and is fantastic for kids. Go early in the morning to beat the queues ”
“Massive park with Serpentine lake, gallery, fabulous food court, place to boat, rollerblade or just stroll and even grab a deckchair. ”
“Elaborate shopping emporium with glittering Egyptian Room and acclaimed Food Hall.”