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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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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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We spent 5 hours here and want to return, but there is still so much to do in London. Recommend taking the intro tour to get an idea of the why and how of this incredibly... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent 5 hours here and want to return, but there is still so much to do in London. Recommend taking the intro tour to get an idea of the why and how of this incredibly interesting museum. Entry is free, unless you want to visit special exhibit. We saw the Underwear or Lingerie exhibit, which was so fascinating, both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The V&A has everything for everyone in my opinion, from the costume display to the Far Eastern displays and passing by a superb jewelry display, hours can be lost here. We return time and time again and discover new things every visit. Added bonus is the cafe with its arts and crafts decor. Not museum of the year for nothing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our daughter to the museum when she was studying Fashion at College. It was great to see all the different styles of clothes through the ages.

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Very good place! Lots of history! Interesting facts. Go go go ! So many difference cultures to see! Take your time to visit each part of museum.

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Nice day out. Something to do for the whole family. In expensive travel & good we're the most pricey bits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The V&A is must when I visit London..crammed full of delights ..don't forget to visit the jewels! Nice outdoor cafe and helpful staff. And it's free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped in just to view the Western European sculpture collection. Even though most are casts of originals, they are amazing. My next visit I will take more time to explore other areas of the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many museums feature art by region. There is Asian art, then European art, etc. The V&A does a great job of integrating art from all areas of the world. In their porcelain collection, you can visually see how the influence of Asian ceramics influenced the classic Dutch Delft blue & white china. Their exhibits are extremely informative and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This wasn't on my to do list to start with but is an absolute must when visiting London. So many interesting and fascinating pieces of art and sculpture at this museum.

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One of our favorite in London. Returning time and time again, just us (family trip) or visitors in town! Highly recommended

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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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