Victoria and Albert Museum
443 locals recommend
Why locals recommend it
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.
England, SW7 2RL
Queen's Gate, London, Greater London
Phone+44 20 7942 2000
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:45 PM
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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Tips from locals
This museum is one of my personal favourites, and I have spent many days here and I can never get bored. They have lots on art and design, and you can visit differently themes areas
The world's greatest museum of art and design. The V&A's collections are unrivalled in their diversity. Explore historical and contemporary art and design, including works of art from many of the world's richest cultures. Admission free.
One of my favourite museums in London because of the garden, the William Morris designed tea room (by the café) and the interesting range of exhibits which are mostly free. If you are interested in art, design, fashion, architecture and photography as well as ceramics this is a must place to visit.