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V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

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Address: Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7942 2000
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Today
10:00 - 17:45
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Hours:
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 17:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The world's greatest museum of art and design.The V&A's collections are...

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.

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A morning stroll

Found myself needing to kill a few hours in Kensington so after a long walk around the area I went to the V&A once open. Never been before but worth it. Very impressive, very... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Found myself needing to kill a few hours in Kensington so after a long walk around the area I went to the V&A once open. Never been before but worth it. Very impressive, very professional. I just needed a lot more time to emerge fully so will need to make a trip back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow. Just an amazing place, we'll pop in for an hour I said, 3 hours later we were still there and had only seen a tiny bit of it. Great day trip if you like your art and your history. A few current displays include a brief history of underwear, self explanatory. Revolution of music (needs booking) a history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love love love this museum! I think its a very pleasant place to spend the afternoon specially during a sunny day as it has a fantastic courtyard. It's also quite astonishing not many people visit it - straight in! Compared to Natural History which has a huge queue (quite rightly so!) Truly recommend! Try the Lemon polenta cake at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The V&A is an amazing place that you can go on a date or with friends or family including small kids. It is on the top of my list of places to take small children aside the museum of childhood or one of London's parks with a mini zoo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As always, this was an amazing exhibition. It is worth booking tickets for any of their special exhibitions as it prevents the crowded viewing over someone's shoulder etc. The blue tiled coffee shop on the ground floor offers excellent sandwiches, and coffees, but on a sunny day go outside to the atrium gardens where you can have sandwiches and cold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very spacious and comfortable temperature. Jewellery collection and stained glass windows are amazing. Special exhibitions are always varied and interesting. This year a brief history of underwear! Get there early for peace and quiet, around 10am.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful building which hosts the most interesting exhibits in town! We loved the Victorian fashions and the Egyptian room.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoy going to the v&a often,as its close to the science and history musiums anyway so its a great day iut with family any time of the year ,its free to get in but they do have a lott of money boxes scatered arounf the entry points for donations. It has a direct entrance via the tunnel from south... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Alexander Mcqueen Exhibition here when it was on. The entire museum was heaving with people but it was still a great place to visit. Their Islamic art collection is wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have always Loved The V&A every since I first vistas with my daughters and due to having easy access to London I love to visit it again and agin. Each year. A must see are the Doors of The Vatican, with there carvings of heaven and hell.

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When millions of tourists want to shop 'til they drop, they do it along Brompton Road and its boutique-lined tributaries, including the world-renowned Harrods. And when millionaires want to flaunt what they've already got, many of them find Knightsbridge and Belgravia the perfect place to do so, often behind stately mansion walls or down quiet private mews. Delve beyond the ultra-luxe exterior and you'll find some of this city's cosiest pubs, quiet gardens, and all sorts of indie retailers and enterprises worth a short exercise in spontaneous window shopping. For those looking to take a break from shopping, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and some of the city's most popular museums are nearby.
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