What is it? Based in South Ken, The V&A is a vibrant hub of decorative art, design, fashion and textiles. The permanent collection contains 2.3 million (yes, 2.3 million!) objects, and because it's so big, you could easily spend a day walking around. Many of the exhibits are free to visit too, so you don't even have to spend any cash if you don't want to.
Why go? To check out some amazing art and eat cake in the sunny Italianate courtyard. Bliss.
Temporary shows ‘Place to Place by Adi Toch’ (until March 7 2023). ‘Known and Strange: Photographs from the Collection’ (until Nov 6).
Most of London's major museums and galleries are now open, but check their sites before visiting, as you may have to book a timed slot.
London is the best. Obviously we're biased, but come on: it has something to offer everyone. Want to explore the history of cartoons? We've got a museum for that. Rather learn about fans (the cooling type, not the screaming ones)? We've got a museum for that too. History? Check. Science? Check. Wax models, grotesque artifacts and advertising? Check, check, check! There are more than 170 museums in the capital and many of them are free. Whether you’re teaming up with like-minded friends or going it alone, London’s museums are great places to spend a bit of time.
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