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Victoria and Albert Museum

21 pics.  Entry to the Victoria and Albert Museum is free.  The museum is dedicated to art and design from around the world.  The items here are just a few of many hundreds on display and non-commercial photography is allowed except for the wedding dress exhibit and the wonderful jewel room.   There is also a large inner courtyard with water feature that makes a great place for lunch. Packed lunches can be eaten in the Learning Center’s Lunch room on the 3rd floor . The museum map.  The website.

At the museum entrance there are steps that speak.

The nearest underground rail station is South Kensington with the very interesting Science Museum and the Natural History Museum nearby.

The Tea Rooms

The Tea Rooms

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Upper Foyer
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Kew Palace

14 pics.   Kew Palace is within the grounds of Kew Gardens and entrance is included in the price of admission to the gardens.  Non-commercial photography is permitted inside the palace but without the use of flash.

The gardens and its many attractions were created by Lady Augusta following the death of her husband Prince Frederick.  She was much influenced in this endeavor by Lord Bute.  A portrait of the lady can be found further down.

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Elegant Danson House and Park

20 pics – Danson House and park are near Bexley Heath just a few miles east of London.  The park includes a boating lake with rowing boats for hire, a water-sports center, the Danson Stables public house/restaurant, a very well equipped children’s play area and the elegant interiors of Danson House where photography is allowed.

The house includes very pleasant tea rooms, a spiral staircase, three very ornate rooms on the first floor and an exhibition on the second floor.  During my visit the exhibition was of beds.

The house was originally built in 1766 and the paintings are from that period.  Refurbished and opened by the present queen in 2005.

Unfortunately the opening times are limited. Please see the Danson House website.   Very near is Hall Place with extensive grounds and is also worth a visit.

Danson House

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Danson House - Blue Room 2

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In the Cellar

Bed at Danson House

On the second floor.

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Olde English Garden

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