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Museum cafes are often depressing affairs, white formica boxes where you grab a curling sandwich on your way to the next piece of tourism. The Morris, Gamble, and Poynter rooms are... Full review →
The V&A is the tamest of the three massive Victorian edifices in South Kensington (the others are the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum).
Expertly curated, this museum of decorative arts allows you to discover 3,000 years worth of artefacts Full review →
From the Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art to the Medieval and Renaissance galleries covering European art and design from the years 300 to 1600, the world’s greatest collection of... Full review →
Known to all as the V&A, this huge museum is devoted to the applied arts of all disciplines, all periods, and all nationalities. Full review →
The Museum of Manufactures, as the V&A was known when it opened in 1852, was part of Prince Albert’s legacy to the nation in the aftermath of the successful Great Exhibition of 1851. Full review →
Dedicated to decorative arts, this museum has some world-class treasures. Full review →
Victorian treasure trove, building a beauty itself. Full review →
Within this labyrinthine collection of stately buildings covering 12 acres lie more than 27,000 pieces and 43,000 photographs. Full review →