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SHOP: V&A READING ROOMS (SOUTH KENSINGTON)

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The Victoria and Albert Museum has opened a stand alone, off-site bookshop – V&A Reading Rooms – which also incorporates a wine bar, enabling customers to read and shop with a glass in hand.

V&A READING ROOMS

8 Exhibition Road, London SW7 2HF (020 7225 0594)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The V&A Reading Rooms are open daily, from midday until 10pm.

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