The V&A’s outstanding collection of fine and applied arts spans 3,000 years and includes fashion, paintings, photographs and ceramics from around the world. Sat-Thur 10am-5.45pm; Fri 10am-10pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions.
To 1 Sep: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. Dramatic haute couture, original sketches and vintage perfume bottles demonstrate the label’s influence, while this exhibition also explores the designer's love for England; extended to meet high demand.
To 16 Feb 2020: Mary Quant. With her Chelsea shop, Bazaar, Quant supercharged UK youth culture from the 1950s onwards with her progressive fashion creations, which included the miniskirt.
From 18 May to 20 Oct: Food: Bigger than the Plate. Positive, creative solutions to the problems that our current food system has created.
- Gloucester Road
- South Kensington
- Earl's Court