Tuesday, 29 October 2013

London's Museums: the Victoria & Albert

In London, the nicest way
to spend a rainy afternoon 
is to visit one of its many
(and free) museums. 

V&A chandeliers, A Mum in London

Meet Victoria & Albert

The Victoria & Albert museum
(also known as the V&A) 
is situated in an imposing building
in the chic South Kensington area.

The V&A has two characteristic features:  
the most spectacular chandeliers 
and the most bric-à-brac collection in the world; 
one of its directors described it 
quite eloquently as a "capacious handbag".  

The V&A collections, A Mum in London

Inside the V&A

This museum is bursting at its seams 
with all kind of objects & artifacts, 
from all over the world
and from every possible era.

If I had to narrow it down, I'd say,
"don't miss out the fashion collection"; 
a brilliant time travel through four centuries of fashion
where 18th century gowns meet McQueen's jumpsuits. 

And if you want to fill your eyes with sparkle, 
don't forget to visit the V&A's glass collection
one of the largest in Europe. 

Shopping, Eating, Entertaining

If, after walking the seven miles-long galleries, 
you feel you need a bit of tea/cake fuel
rest assured: 
one of the best tearooms in London is here 
(with spectacular chandeliers, of course). 

Plus, here you'll find the most tempting gift shop,
filled with little treasures,
(I know where I'll be doing my Christmas shopping).

Finally, the V&A hosts wonderful (and free)
 'family art fun' events for children aged 5+.

Who knew museums can be so much fun?

Plan your visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum, more info at www.vam.ac.uk 

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  1. I've never been to the V&A! I was upset I missed the Grace Kelly and film exhibits last year. :(

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    1. Oh, it's definitely worth a visit, especially the fashion collection, which is brilliant and so interesting!

  2. Love the V&A. I do miss London's Museums! :)

    1. What's not to miss? Some of the best museums in the world, with free entrance (and delicious cafes)? :)

  3. Looks amazing. The only free London museum I have done is the Science one but this one looks a bit more grown up and sophisticated - perfect for a grown up weekend away?! One day!

    1. I haven't been to the Science yet, waiting for my little one to be a bit older. And, yes, it would be perfect, although 'grown up weekends away' are perfect either way! :)

  4. I've always wanted to visit London, and this makes me want to visit even more! :)

    1. Hope you visit soon, it's a wonderful city! Thank you for your comment :)


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