Victoria and Albert Museum // London

When I met my friend Joanna in London, I knew the Victoria & Albert Museum would be the perfect day adventure for the two of us. I think there are 6 or 7 floors and we only managed to get through 2 of them! They had a special exhibition (you had to pay for it, the rest of the museum is free) on famous wedding dresses and wedding dresses through the ages. Unfortunately, they didn’t have Kate Middleton’s dress but they had the dress from Gwen Stefani’s wedding, Kate Moss’s wedding, etc. They also had a ton of footage of all the royal weddings of the 20th century. It was a really awesome exhibition and I would highly recommend it. Call to book tickets in advance! Also, the courtyard of the Victoria & Albert Museum is perfect for family picnics or bringing small children to run around. Joanna and I could have easily stayed there a few more hours.

Victoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With WagnerVictoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With Wagnerwe spent hours imitating all the statutes. and you think I’m joking…

Victoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With WagnerVictoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With Wagnerthere are five faces and one doesn’t belong

Victoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With WagnerVictoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With Wagnerif I had a child and lived in London, we would go here every day

Victoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With WagnerVictoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With Wagnerwedding dresses! so stunning!

Victoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With WagnerAfter the Victoria & Albert Museum, Joanna took me to Harrods and Harvey Nichols, which was less than a kilometer away from the museum. Once again, I’m the worse and have never been to Harrods. I know, pretty much a sin for this shopaholic! Wow wow wow, what have I been missing? Harrods wasn’t just a store…it was a piece of art! We only quickly ran into Harvey Nichols to get bubble tea on the top floor.

Victoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With WagnerVictoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With Wagnerthese ceilings though. amazing.

Victoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With WagnerHarvey Nichols for bubble tea

Victoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With Wagnerhappiness comes in a martini glass

Victoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With WagnerAfterwords, I dragged Joanna to Dirty Martini in Covent Garden. I can’t stop raving about this place. A friend introduced me to it when I was living in London and I became obsessed. They have the best happy hour (4 pound cocktails!), the best location (Covent Garden), and the best atmosphere (tucked underground with a really modern vibe). I’ve never found a chocolate martini I like more than the one from Dirty Martini. Seriously, I could drink them out of a water bottle all day. The chocolate martini has the right combination of liquid chocolate (it is like melted chocolate) and vodka. Perfection. Plus, their fruit cocktails are so delicious on a hot day. So so good!

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Victoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With WagnerVictoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With WagnerVictoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With WagnerVictoria and Albert Museum via Wayfaring With WagnerIt is always great catching up with old university friends all around the world. Thanks for a great time Joanna!

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  • Looks like such fun! Grandpa and I visited the V&AMuseum when we were in London but the memory fades……….I’m sure we loved it.

    I wrote you one time about the department store named Selfridge on Oxford Street (we watch the series on PBS)………..have you ever passed it. I don’t know if it compares to Harrods so you will have to visit it sometime and let me know. It has a very interesting history……….google it sometime!

    Love you – G