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As it's in central London, there are no main line trains to the Victoria and Albert Museum - but you can easily get there from most London terminuses via bus and Underground connections. The nearest Underground station to the V&A is South Kensington station, which is on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. The station is just over five minutes' walk from the museum. Gloucester Road and Knightsbridge are also within walking distance.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Advance Purchase tickets are available to from the Ticket office between 07:00-21:00
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 04:00 - 01:00
Sunday 06:00 - 01:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 1
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage phone number0207 401 8444
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteNews agent Flower stall Hairdresser Shoe repairer Wide range of shops Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
ATMAvailable
ATM notes
The ATM machines are located on the Eastern and Central Concourse (Platforms 1 and 7) and also within a retail outlet on the station (Grosvenor Hotel).
Bureau de ChangeAvailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesSituated on central concourse and platform 2.
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Sunday 07:00-21:50 

Via Network Rail Reception

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA UK Ltd
Car parking spaces107
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Alongside station entrance, on exit to Wilton Road, On platform 7/8 behind gates
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Access to the underground - via steps

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Available on request

Taxi rank outside main station entrance

About the Victoria and Albert Museum

Also known as the V&A, The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of a famous group of museums in South Kensington, including the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. Founded in 1852, the V&A has been in its current location since 1909 and sprawls across 13 acres and 145 galleries, featuring 5,000 years worth of art and design. The exhibits are divided into four main sections: Asia; Furniture, Textiles and Fashion; Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass; and Word and Image. Due to the museum's size, many visitors come back more than once - if it's your first time, we suggest focusing on one area of interest rather than trying to see everything. Whatever you choose to focus on, you're guaranteed at least one knock-out display.

For instance, Ceramics and Glass has a collection of over 80,000 objects, including stained glass from the 12th century; and in the Jewellery Gallery you'll find diamonds worn by Marie Antoinette and Catherine the Great. You'll also find a Persian gold enamelled dagger and a 10th Egyptian keepsake box carved from a block of crystal. With regular themed late openings and an eye-poppingly ornate cafe too, the V&A is simply one of London's best cultural days out.

Departures and arrivals from London Victoria

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to Gatwick AirportSouthern04:3013On time
to BrightonSouthern05:0815On time
to East GrinsteadSouthern05:2012On time
to OrpingtonSoutheastern05:285On time
to BrightonSouthern05:2913On time
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from Clapham JunctionSouthern05:1111On time
from OrpingtonSoutheastern05:333On time
from OrpingtonSoutheastern06:033On time
from Gillingham (Kent)Southeastern06:106On time
from Gatwick AirportSouthern06:1213On time
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