This city boasts elegant museums, art galleries, historic landmarks, iconic monuments and is home to the Royal Ballet. The newer additions to the city include: shopping malls carrying high end designer brands, modern attractions for entertainment and more than one luxury hotel. London is the capital of style.
You will find the Victoria Albert Museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington along with the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. A scenic stroll through the heart of the city will bring you to the The Halkin by COMO, London, which is a property that offers a home away from home feel in the Belgravia District. The Victoria and Albert Museum houses the largest collection of art and design which can be traced back three thousand years. The pieces come from different parts of the world and cover many different aspects of human creativity; from metalwork and furniture to textiles and accessories. There is also an impressive selection of fine art: paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. Recent restorations have expanded to include the Medieval Renaissance Galleries, the Jewellery Gallery and the stunning British Galleries, which chronicle the nation’s history through art and design. Entrance to the museum is free though there is a charge to view some special exhibitions and events.
An event called the Great Exhibition held in 1851 and its tremendous success are what led to the launch of the museum the following year. The intention was to allow everyone access to the wonders of art and thereby foster appreciation and inspiration for it. The museum moved to Exhibition Road in 1857 and was named South Kensington Museum. The current structure was built thereafter to give the museum an air of imposing grandeur. In 1899, Queen Victoria laid its foundation stone and in honour of Prince Albert’s support for the museum it was renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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