on March 19, 2007
From ancient to more modern history, a visit to the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum is a great way to spend the day. With its own dedicated entrance from the London Underground, the giant museum celebrates design - all elements from fashion to furniture through the years.We commenced with coffee in the V&A tea rooms - the scones and cream are expensive but old fashioned and fitting in with the whole V&A experience.There's a room in this museum for (it seems) almost every ancient culture. Progress through the ages to see more modern classics: furniture and gadgets we take for granted are displayed as history in the museum - it feels crazy! My favourite part was the fashion floor - I loved looking at clothes through the years up to today's haute couture.It took us half a day to get through the permanent exhibitions - we didn't make it to the temporary displays. So leave a full day for the museum in its entirety, making sure to include the V&A shop - a perfect place for art-inspired presents!You have to pay in but it's well worth a visit. Cultured and elegant, the V&A is a perfect place to spend a rainy London day!
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