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Victoria & Albert Museum



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London has an amazing collection of Museums for you to enjoy. So if you are a fashionista and love design then the V & A, or Victoria & Albert Museum, is not to be missed.

Entry to the V & A is free but they have now introduced free timed entry tickets to make sure they have enough space for you to enjoy the museum. You can buy your tickets between now and 27 September.

The Victoria & Albert Museum

This stunning museum is named after Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. It is affectionately known as the V & A. Housing a huge array of treasures from all over the world from ancient China to contemmporary Britain. Displays are arranged over 7 floors in charming galleries. There are more than 3,000 objects on display in the British Galleries illustrating the best of British art and design since 1500.

Access to the Victoria & Albert Museum is free, although there is sometimes a charge for special exhibitions.

Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined.

An immersive installation by contemporary artist Darren Waterston presents a detailed and decadent interpretation of James Abbot McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room, a sumptuous 19th century interior. The exhibition is on from now until 29 November 2020. Access to the installation is free of charge.

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

The exhibition presents the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, revealing the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the garment from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and the rest of the world. This is a paid exhibition and booking is essential. On until Sunday 25 October 2020.

Getting there

The nearest underground station is South Kensington. Visit the TfL website to plan your route.

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Attractions

London’s major attractions offer something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are looking for culture, art, history, architecture or entertainment there are dozens of treats in store! The London Underground is a great way to get about the city easily and fast.

During the winter, the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is great fun for visitors of all ages. With its thrilling rides and 70m observation wheel it is a great place to take your children. There is a Bavarian village with wooden chalets housing bars serving beer from traditional German steins.

And if you are bringing children, then the three main London museums are great to visit. Apartments located in the South Kensington area are ideal for families as you have lots to do on your doorstep.

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