The Victoria & Albert and Kensington Area
Activity: The Victoria & Albert Museum Tube Stop: Victoria and Albert Cost: Free. Hours: 10-5 (open until 10 pm on Fridays).
Good morning! Today we will be exploring my favorite London museum, the Victoria and Albert, called The V&A for short. This museum is a collection of royal trinkets, trying to pass themselves off as art. It's basically a museum of shiny objects. I'm part niffler, so this is the museum for me. That's a HP reference for you Muggles.
The crown jewels are cool in The Tower of London are cool, but you have to stand on a moving sidewalk so I couldn't admire them closely the way I wanted to. You can get quite close to these jewels! Don't miss the jewelry exhibit, especially the jeweled swords. The huge collection of royal snuffboxes fascinate me as well. I also like the theater exhibit in the basement. There's a collection of costumes you can try on!
The LDS (Latter-Day Saint) meetinghouse next to the V&A is important to me. That's where I had classes for my London Theater Study Abroad. We would go see plays and then have classes discussing them. We had to write reviews on them as our homework. That was the whole study abroad. It was fantastic and I would like to do one every year please.
As you finish at The V&A, wander about Kensington. There is a LOT of money in London. This is one of the nicest neighborhoods. I love the house facades and it's an ideal location for a London IG photoshoot. If I were to live anywhere in London, it would be here.