Victoria and Albert Museum
Hotels Near The Victoria And Albert Museum London
Located on the tranquil street of Queensborough Terrace in Central London, Queen’s Park Hotel is a stunning Victoria building dating back to the 1900’s and it is superbly located close to Hyde Park which is only a 15 minute walk and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum which is only 27 minutes walk from the hotel. At the Queens Park Hotel, all guests are treated to exceptionally comfortable hotel rooms which include views of the city of London while there are plenty of dining options nearby as well as the ‘Terrace Restaurant’ which is located in Queen’s Park Hotel.
When you arrive at Queen’s Park Hotel, you have to make sure you check out the V&A Museum in South Kensington during your stay. The Victoria and Albert Museum is a publicly funded museum. It is one of 3 major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, along with the National History Museum and the Science Museum. The museum was founded in 1852 and is the world’s largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. It is named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
As there is so much to see, it can take multiple trips to enjoy everything the museum has to offer. Additionally, the museum has 145 galleries, but given the vast extent of the collections, only a small percentage is ever on display. Some of the collections include Architecture, Asia, Ceramics, Fashion & Jewellery, Paintings, Photography and more. Some of these collections have tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of items. On the Victoria and Albert Museum website, you can find an interactive map to help you plan your exploration around the 7 miles of museums with easy to read layouts of each floor.
Some of the other great facilities at the museum include toilets and cloakrooms, lifts, shops, cafés, a garden and a buggy park. You can also view up-to-date opening hours ahead of time on their official website.
The V&A Museum does not charge an admission fee which makes it an ideal option to give you the chance to explore the vast collection of items on display and range of topics to see what piques your interest, at no extra cost. The V&A Museum has introduced timed entry tickets to better manage the number of visitors in the museum for health and safety reasons. In exploring all the main areas of the museum, you can expect it to take some time, and ultimately, it is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.
While staying at Queens Park Hotel, make your visit to the V&A Museum a part of your larger exploration of London. To help make planning your trip a lot easier, check out our Journey Planner for more info.