Category: London

Secrets of the V&A Museum

The V&A Museum (Victoria and Albert) is part of Prince Albert’s legacy. His, and the museum’s, aim was to educate working class people, to make art available to one and all, and to provide inspiration to British designers and manufacturers. The museum was founded in 1852 and was moved to the present site in 1857.…

V&A Museum, London

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London’s Little Venice

When I think of canals, I think of Venice or Amsterdam. But I recently discovered that these aren’t the only cities crisscrossed by canals. Good old London has them too! London’s (and Britain’s) canal system was a child of the Industrial Revolution and its demand for cheap transport for goods and commodities. It may sound…

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