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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: 020 7942 2000
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10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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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Something for everybody, young and old. Every time we return to London we come here, sometimes more than once. The underwear, oh yes, behind the scenes chaps, exhibition has been... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Something for everybody, young and old. Every time we return to London we come here, sometimes more than once. The underwear, oh yes, behind the scenes chaps, exhibition has been curated so well. Seventeenth century to the sixties, amazing. Then off to the Ove Arup exhibition, what an engineer. And the rest is so good, make sure you see the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

V&A was far bigger than we gave it credit for so we didn't have enough time to look over everything but we loved it and will be returning. Travel could not be simplier than getting off the tube and walking directly to it. Entrance is free but we did make a donation as suggested. Along with so much to see... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not a museum in the true sense of the word - but examples of design architecture. Wonderful café and great internal courtyard for children with wonderful activities and a fountain to paddle in

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My favorite favorite favorite museum on earth so far. Went to nearly every exhibition and enjoyed my time there. A unmissable spot for leaving myself alone, for dateing, for gathering with friends... Gonna stay with my membership card(plus1 type) forever and ever

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely worth a visit if you are in this neck of the woods. Avoid the outdoor cafe. Although the venue is nice, it is overpriced and I probably had the worse cup of tea I have had a in a long time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fabulous visit, so much to see and things to suit all ages and interests. Will definitely be back there soon is fabulous.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the third museum I am visiting today but every time its something larger then life experience. I am really impressed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All the exhibitions I have seen here are first class. The research and design elements make for a fun interesting time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Never fails to make me want to return. Aside from being surely the world's richest and most comprehensive collection of artifacts, their special exhibitions are stimulating and well presented.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only had a couple of hours which wasn't nearly enough time here. Very interesting exhibits. We spent most of our time in a exhibit about theatre and performance. Temporary exhibits (past, current, upcoming) include David Bowie, underwear, music revolutions.

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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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