Billed as the largest collection of decorative design and arts in the world, the Victoria & Albert Museum houses a collection comprising in excess of 4.5 million priceless artefacts, each with an intriguing story to tell. Make this historic locale part of your stay at one of the stylish London serviced apartments in the area, of which a prime pick is the Ascott Mayfair London. Located a short tube ride away from your Mayfair serviced apartment from the South Kensington station on the central, district, or circle lines, the Victoria and Albert Museum is a splendid treasure trove waiting to be plundered. You will need at least a day or more to fully soak in the splendours of 145 galleries that record history over a period of five millennia, from ancient eras to modern times, spanning across four continents. Materials covered are glass, textiles, gold, silver, bronze, copper, ceramics, iron, sculpture, paintings, and more. It is home to the largest repository of post-classical sculpture in the world, with its Italian renaissance collection being one of the most extensive outside of the galleries in Italy. Its Islamic collection is one of the most thorough in the western world and its East Asian treasures are some of the most opulent. This impressive museum will transport you to various corners of the globe in the space of a few hours. Bon Voyage!


Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.