V&A Shop

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Curated with as much thought and flair as any exhibition, with a mix of merchandise that reflects or – in the case of the commissioned items – responds to the V&A’s collections and temporary shows (they open a separate, themed mini shop for each of their big exhibitions and there’s an excellent bookshop too). Boldly putting the shop right at the heart of the museum has made it a destination in its own right and it’s a strategy that has paid off – visitors nip in to buy a birthday present, then find it impossible to leave without dipping into the galleries. Great for birthday and Christmas cards, arty scarves, contemporary jewellery and quirky decorative items

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Venue name: V&A Shop
Address: V&A
Cromwell Rd
Opening hours: 10am-5.45pm Mon-Thur, Sat-Sun; 10am-10pm Frii
Transport: Tube: South Kensington
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Hands down the best place to shop for gifts (or treats for yourself) in London. 

Beautifully curated selection of jewellery, prints, scarves, home-ware and nicknacks from independent designers. Everything feels so carefully selected and you'll often find special editions or exclusive designs not available elsewhere so you can feel confident buying for a friend who has everything.

Brilliant bookshop too, juicy coffee table books galore. 

Pro tip-visit just after a major show closes for amazing discounts on collections selected for that show.