Victoria & Albert Museum
Sat-Thurs: 10am–5:15pm
Fri: 10am-9:30pm
ADDRESS Victoria and Albert Museum,
Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge,
London SW7 2RL, UK
OPENING HOURS Sat-Thurs: 10am–5:15pm
Fri: 10am-9:30pm
TEL 020 7581 2159

The wonders of the V&A include the Morris, Gamble and Poynter Rooms, the lavishly decorated, original “refreshment rooms” that stunned and delighted visitors in the Victorian era. And still do so today.

It’s where you will find our café. But you may struggle to concentrate on your coffee, salad or sandwich as you drink in some of the most glorious décor and architecture to be found in any public space in London.

The self-service café has a range of daily specials, from salads and sandwiches to oven-baked dishes. Children’s portions are also available.

Open from 10am, the V&A Café is an absolute must-see in this part of town, where you will find space and grace before or after your tour of the V&A’s many treasures.

Cakes, scones and a selection of speciality teas are available served alongside a range of wines and beers.

If you are there in the spring or summer, visit the Garden Café for food or drinks and take them outside on the lawn or courtyard tables. Queen Victoria wanted a Palace for the People at the museum that bore both her name and that of her beloved husband. Messrs Morris, Gamble and Poynter gave her just that.

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