There are two impressive shops at the V&A.
The main V&A shop sells a collection of beautiful jewellery, furniture, books, textiles, toys, ceramics, fashion, design, glass and accessories inspired by the museum's collections.
The bookshop has one of London's best collections of fashion, art, textile and design books, as well as a special selection inspired by the latest blockbuster exhibitions.
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Venue Details & Map
Victoria and Albert Museum Shops
Cromwell RoadSouth KensingtonLondonSW7 2RL
- +44 (0)20 7942 2689
- Public transport:
- South Kensington, Underground
The shop has lovely, helpful and chatty staff. I love to pick up a few postcards and see what small knick-knacks they have. There's always something a bit unique on offer here and over the years I have bought all sorts of things, fabric shopping bags, interesting books - not just about their exhibitions, brooches, sewing scissors, pocket mirrors... I can't recommend it enough for small gifts...more
I like to go there for postcards & gifts (wide range of jewelry starting from 2£ so grab a bargain)more
REVIEW OF MUSEUM, including shops
Superb, huge collection, with wonderful docent-led guided tours of various parts of the museum. Lovely garden dining area (and good food!) and phenomenal collection of design items, old and new, art, and rotating exhibitions (tho must admit I was not interested in the one on Alexander McQueen, which was open for 24 hours on the last day).
One of the best museum shops around! If you're looking for something arty or for anything fiber-related, this is the place. Always better than typical museum shop fare, the V&A usually have at one exclusive line of items (fabrics, haberdashery, books, etc. etc.).more
I love this shop. I never actually buy anything, but I can spend a good half hour wandering around and appreciating and/or laughing at the things they have on offer here. Plus, it's attached to an awesome museum.more