Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum  

 
 
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Daily 10am-5.45pm, Fridays 10am-10pm (selected galleries remain open after 6pm), Closing commences 10 mins before time stated | Closed 24, 25 & 26 Dec
 
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FREE (Adult), FREE (Child) | Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions
 

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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses over 4 million items spanning centuries and hundreds of cultures. The stunning collection covers European, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Islamic artefacts ranging from ceramics, glass, metalwork and sculpture to costume, armour, weaponry and furniture. Among the museum's highlights are the dress collection which spans the 17th century to present day haute-couture; and the four-poster, Jacobean Great Bed of Ware, immortalized by Shakespeare in 'Twelfth Night'. Galleries and facilities within the museum include the Theatre & Performance Galleries , the Sackler Centre for Arts Education and the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries . Additionally, 2017 saw the opening of a new purpose-built underground gallery and magnificent courtyard space as part of the £48 million Exhibition Road Quarter . The building itself - a mix of Victorian and Edwardian design - also presents a truly formidable display. The two halls (Cast Courts) form a major focal point for the gallery with their high glass roof, elevated corridors and walkways. The V&A has become renowned for its major exhibitions, covering everything from David Bowie to the 1960s Revolution, and is a must-visit for tourists and locals alike.

 

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Renaissance Watercolours: from Durer to Van DyckRenaissance Watercolours: from Durer to Van DyckRenaissance Watercolours: from Durer to Van DyckThis spring, the V&A explores the development of watercolour painting during the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery with its new exhibition, Renaissance Watercolours: from Dürer to Van Dyck. The exquisite medium will be shown in its best light through the display of 200 rarely seen masterpieces that illustrates them as a unified art form for the2020-07-07T00:00:00+01002020-09-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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PRICING  £15
DATES  16th May to 20th September 2020
This spring, the V&A explores the development of watercolour painting during the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery with its new exhibition, Renaissance Watercolours: from Dürer to Van Dyck. The exquisite medium will be shown in its best light through the display of 200 rarely seen masterpieces that illustrates them as a unified art form for the... More about this event
 
Alice: Curiouser and CuriouserAlice: Curiouser and CuriouserAlice: Curiouser and CuriouserTake a tumble down the rabbit hole at the Victoria & Albert Museum's landmark exhibition, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser which charts the evolution of Alice in Wonderland and her weird and wonderful friends. Among over 300 objects spanning film, performance, fashion, art, music and photography, exhibition highlights include Lewis Carroll's original2020-07-07T00:00:00+01002021-01-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
PRICING  £20 (Adults), Free (Children under 12)
DATES  27th June 2020 to 10th January 2021
Take a tumble down the rabbit hole at the Victoria & Albert Museum's landmark exhibition, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser which charts the evolution of Alice in Wonderland and her weird and wonderful friends. Among over 300 objects spanning film, performance, fashion, art, music and photography, exhibition highlights include Lewis Carroll's original... More about this event
 
Bags: Inside OutBags: Inside OutBags: Inside OutFrom Margaret Thatcher's iconic handbag to Queen Mary's World War II gas mask, the V&A puts history's most famous bags on display in its major new exhibition, Bags: Inside Out. Whether you simply appreciate their functionality, or you desire the latest designs, no one can deny the long-standing appeal of bags, and this exhibition is dedicated entir2020-07-07T00:00:00+01002021-01-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions
PRICING  £12
DATES  25th April 2020 to 31st January 2021
From Margaret Thatcher's iconic handbag to Queen Mary's World War II gas mask, the V&A puts history's most famous bags on display in its major new exhibition, Bags: Inside Out. Whether you simply appreciate their functionality, or you desire the latest designs, no one can deny the long-standing appeal of bags, and this exhibition is dedicated entir... More about this event
 
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100In 2020, the V&A celebrates the significant contribution that the Royal Academy of Dance has made to the development of British ballet over the past hundred years. On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100 sees the museum explore the company's history through a display of costumes, designs and photographs from the RAD's archive and the V&A's Theatre 2020-07-07T00:00:00+01002021-02-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st May 2020 to 6th February 2021
In 2020, the V&A celebrates the significant contribution that the Royal Academy of Dance has made to the development of British ballet over the past hundred years. On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100 sees the museum explore the company's history through a display of costumes, designs and photographs from the RAD's archive and the V&A's Theatre ... More about this event
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £263  39% off
17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 4 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Set back from a tree-lined garden square in exclusive Knightsbridge, with prime shopping nearby at Harrods or along the King's Road and the Natural History Museum ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £124  21% off
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
100 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 8 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Neighbours with the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, the 100 Queen's Gate Hotel is in one of London's most ... More
 
 
 
 
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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
 
 
 
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Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is ... More
 
 
 
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Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum 's most ambitious interactive gallery to date. Open from October 2016, the £6 million gallery ... More
 
 
 
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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
London > Attractions > Sights
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of the Victoria and Albert Museum are ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
The Science Museum 's new gallery, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery , puts the spotlight on a subject often perceived as dry, complex ... More
 
 
 
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Renaissance Watercolours: from Durer to Van Dyck
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th May to 20th September 2020
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
This spring, the V&A explores the development of watercolour painting during the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery with its new exhibition, Renaissance Watercolours: from Dürer ...More
 
 
 
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Driverless: Who is in control?
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th June 2019 to 1st October 2020
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
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Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd May 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Discover the real life creatures, specimens and artefacts from the Natural History Museum's collection which could just as easily feature in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts. A ...More
 
 
 
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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The Library
London > Shopping > Menswear
268 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Some of the younger contemporary designers feature here including Alexander McQueen, YMC, Dryshod and Fake. This shop gets our 'Editor's Choice' rosette for its quirky mix ... More
 
 
 
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Victorian Afternoon Tea at The V&A Museum
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Providing the chance to enjoy a quintessentially British experience within one of London's most beautiful buildings, Benugo has partnered with the Victoria and Albert Museum ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
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Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Kulu Kulu is a good example of a typical sushi bar, a great place to go for sushi whether you’re a novice or an experienced fan. ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 15 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
104 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 6 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
A luxurious spa, complete with a space for yoga and three treatment rooms Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross is a centre for relaxation where you ... More
 
 
 
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 10 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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The Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Chelsea local, The Builders Arms on Britten Street, a landmark pub serving thirsty locals since 1999, underwent an elegant makeover in ... More
 
 
 
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BOTTLES Chelsea
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
100 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 6 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Following on from its successful Old Spitalfields Market wine bar, launched in 2018, BOTTLES in West London opened a ... More
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
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Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2021 

Natural History Museum 4 minutes walk from Victoria And Albert (v & A) Museum

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Serpentine Pavilion 2020: Counterspace
Serpentine Pavilion 2020: Counterspace
Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2020 

Serpentine Gallery 11 minutes walk from Victoria And Albert (v & A) Museum

The all-woman team of directors at Johannesburg-based practice Counterspace is behind the design for this year's Serpentine Pavilion. The youngest ...More

 
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Concerts | Until 12th July 2020 

Hyde Park 15 minutes walk from Victoria And Albert (v & A) Museum

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