Victoria and Albert Museum
451 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.
Tips from locals
London is blessed with many fine museums, all worth visiting, time permitting. Of all these just a handful stand out as unmissable. V&A is definitely on this list. Its permanent collection displays plenty of priceless exhibits and its special exhibitor are highly sought after ( like those I've…
If you're into arts and crafts, this is the place to go. From sculpture to architecture, fashion to furniture, tapestries and ceramics, there's something for everyone. The courtyard is great for hanging out in summer and the café itself is a work of art.
THE BEST MUSEUM IN LONDON> GO THERE! free entry , everything about it is stunning . Piccadilly Line from Caledonian Road ( 6 minute walk from our flat ) South Kensington tube 4 minute walk to the museum .
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