Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England
The Victoria and Albert Museum or "V&A" is a staple in London, England. They claim to be the world's "leading museum of art and design" and I won't argue with that. The walls are adorned with pieces, modern and antiquated. My first brush with this place came as a school assignment back when I was studying abroad in London. I returned with friends recently as we made a pit stop in London.
Photos are not permitted for the exhibits but we can still admire the building's stunning architecture. Of all museum gift shops, this one is the best. Their range of products is extraordinary. I'm a collector of postcards and home goods, so I definitely took home some pretty cards and trays.
Closest tube station is South Kensington on the Circle (yellow), District (green), and Piccadilly (blue) lines. Closest bus lines are the 14, 74, 414, and C1.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
Coordinates: 51.4966° N, 0.1722° W
Cost & Admission
*Some exhibitions and events carry a different charge. Members enjoy free admission to exhibitions.
Open Daily: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
Fridays: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Explore the museum, eat, shop
If you go, go hungry but not too hungry. The V&A Cafe downstairs is actually pretty delicious and you can score a decent tea time experience if you order tea and a pastry. It's all self-serve and you have to be willing to wait for tables during high season.