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.
The good news is that entry to the V & A is free!
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. Amazingly, the museum has 7 miles of galleries! There are more than 3,000 objects on display in the British Galleries illustrating the best of British art and design since 1500.
Although access to the Victoria & Albert Museum is free, there is sometimes a charge for special exhibitions.
Advanced booking is required as the museum are operating a Free Timed Entry system.
Laughing Matters: The State of a Nation 2021
This display reflects on the role of humour in debates around identity, empire and power over the past two hundred years.
Through over 30 objects, ranging from costumes to scripts, from puppets to music, this display unpicks the punchlines to discover what humour since the Victorian era- whether subversive, surreal, mocking or celebratory – can tell us about what it means to be British today.
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions over 157 years this immersive and theatrical show charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages. Opening on 22 May this is not to be missed…..
The V & A is in Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. The nearest underground station is South Kensington. Visit the TfL website to plan your route.
If you are coming to London to visit the Museum and wish to stay overnight you might like to consider…..
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.