V&A READING ROOMS
8 Exhibition Road, London SW7 2HF (020 7225 0594)
The Reading Rooms stock a changing range of over 1,000 book titles covering the topics of fashion, design, architecture, photography, graphics and art as well as biographies, fiction and history.
Out of print, vintage and early editions are also for sale, as well as the V&A’s own list of over 120 art and design books.
The space is small and intimate, retaining the original architectural features of high ceilings, fine cornices and bay windows. David Collins Studio advised the V&A on the interior design with Lucy Woodward creating the graphics in response to the V&A brand.
Behind the menu is Duncan Ackery who has put together an edited range of wines and delicious snacks, which have all been chosen for easy consumption while reading.
The V&A Reading Rooms are open daily, from midday until 10pm.