An hour to kill at… the V&A – London

February 10, 2014

I just spent a lovely weekend in London, attending Pure London (more on that later in the week). I found myself with some free time on Saturday and decided to stop by at the V&A. There’s always someting interesting to see, not to mention that the Museum is so big, I haven’t had the chance to see it all. So that’s what I did.

When you go in, you have a suggested donation for £3.00 but you don’t have to pay if you can’t afford it. Even if you did pay, a £3.00 ticket is a pretty good price for a place where you can spend the whole day… to me this is a perfect budget day out in London. I wandered around aimlessly, it was a good experience because you end up being surprised. I hope you enjoy the little things that caught my eye.

15th century love token jewelry. Some things never change, isn’t it?

Iranian tiles.

Elsa Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli (with me on the reflection)

Christian Dior

Balenciaga black and white polkadot dress.

And then I was kicked out. Next time I find myself in London with nothing to do, I am definitely going back.

Victoria & Albert Museum – V&A

Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL

Closest tube station: South Kensington

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  • Reply Señora Allnut February 10, 2014 at 09:21

    oh yes, I would love to go back to London and visit the V&A Museum, it’s one of my favorites and it’s huge!! (I remember they have some comfy sofas too, if you need to have a rest)
    beijinhos & decorative arts

    • Reply Mrs D February 11, 2014 at 12:05

      I don’t go there often enough, but I love it!! Hugs x

  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House February 10, 2014 at 12:11

    Amazing, definitely go back. I wish I would have been able to get there as I kept seeing everyone’s photos and it looked so fab. Loved these. Am glad you went and enjoyed yourself. xx

    • Reply Mrs D February 11, 2014 at 12:06

      Yes, there’s always something different or new to look at 🙂

  • Reply pastcaring February 10, 2014 at 18:11

    Love the V&A, especially the clothing and jewellery, but all of it really, it’s easy to spend hours there. Great pics. xxx

    • Reply Mrs D February 11, 2014 at 12:07

      It’s a great place to spend a day at.

  • Reply ernø February 10, 2014 at 20:27

    I visited the 80’s fashion exhibition : was nice .
    At the night, I like also to have diner in V&A restaurant empty,

    • Reply Mrs D February 11, 2014 at 12:08

      Yes, I went there a couple of months ago and I loved it. Too bad they don’t allow photos in that area!
      Ooh, I’ve never done that but sounds like something I would enjoy!

  • Reply Val S February 11, 2014 at 05:12

    I’ve always wanted to go there, and have somehow never gone. I would like a week in London next time I’m in the UK. Forget the in-laws!

    • Reply Mrs D February 11, 2014 at 12:10

      Bring the in-laws along!!!

  • Reply Joice February 11, 2014 at 11:09

    Hi dear, lovely blog you have here and great post, would you like to follow each other? if you decided to follow me please let me know so I can follow you back as soon as possible.

    • Reply Mrs D February 11, 2014 at 12:11

      Thank you for stopping by!
      I’ll have a look, certainly!

  • Reply ariane February 11, 2014 at 13:57

    What a wonderful place Sara!
    If i ever go back to London i will certainly go


    • Reply Mrs D February 11, 2014 at 14:35

      Indeed it is 🙂

  • Reply Natalia February 11, 2014 at 15:17

    I seriously didn’t realise they had Dior & Co. at the moment. Will need to get there asap. Thank you for the preview! x

  • Reply Lady parisienne February 11, 2014 at 21:16

    very pretty photos!

    • Reply Mrs D February 12, 2014 at 16:06

      Thank you!!! I love that place!

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen February 11, 2014 at 22:51

    Thank you, darling girl, for the mini tour. Lovely. And doesn’t that embroidered floral look modern? Swear I’ve seen a version of it in several glossies.

    • Reply Mrs D February 12, 2014 at 16:07

      It really wouldn’t surprise me… there’s loads of things that keep coming back, only with small updates on the tailoring…

  • Reply Connie* February 12, 2014 at 02:35

    I have spent sooooooo much time just wandering around the V&A. It is one of my all time favorite museums in the world. Love your photos. And you look lovely in Schiaparelli. You also,look lovely on Sacramentos stylish friends list!!

    • Reply Mrs D February 12, 2014 at 16:07

      Hehe, it was really a surprise, to make it to the list!
      Hugs x

  • Reply rae February 12, 2014 at 04:17

    this is magical! 🙂


    • Reply Mrs D February 12, 2014 at 16:08

      It really is 🙂

  • Reply Luna Tiger February 12, 2014 at 08:15

    Wow ! What a magic place ! I’m so sad I didn’t see the David Bowie exhibition there !
    Europunk was so cool ! Lots of videos and flyers very inspiring !

    • Reply Mrs D February 12, 2014 at 16:10

      It really is. I wish I could see the Europunk exhibition too!!! Sounds like you had a fab time!

  • Reply marylou February 13, 2014 at 18:19

    okay next time i come to london i definitely have to stay for longer to see the great museums there too! i´m swooning over all the dresses here!!

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