Situated in the affluent area of South Kensington and housed in one of the most architecturally stunning Victorian buildings in the UK is the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the museum today houses the world’s largest collection of arts and design objects. It boasts nearly seven miles of galleries in several different buildings, and over 2.3 million objects covering 5,000 years of fascinating history; to say that the Victoria and Albert Museum covers it all is an understatement! During your visit you’ll find everything from ceramics, textiles, costumes, jewellery and popular exhibitions such as a collection of Alexander McQueen dresses. It really is one of the art highlights in London and with free admission, it’s well worth a visit. And when you have finished here, why not continue your exploration of the local arts and history scene by visiting one of the other nearby galleries or museums. Some of the most notable include the Serpentine Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. All of which are within a 10-minute walk of the V&A.