130 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Say what you want about the architecture, but don’t miss the Design Museum. It moved from the South Bank to Kensington, and the gift shop is amazing. It’s filled with artful items you won’t find anywhere else: tile coasters, paper vases, print rugs from Nepal. Lots of limited-edition prints relating to the shows, too. A lot of the museum is free, and the John Pawson-designed building, with its minimal marble and oak interiors, is quite a sight in itself.
Tips from locals
A short walk to the Design Museum at the southern end of Holland Park. “It is a museum of ideas rather than things,” and worth a visit if design is on your list of interests
If you're looking for a bit of culture - head to the relatively new Design Museum. The building is incredible.
Design Museum is a museum in Kensington, London, which covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. The museum operates as a registered charity, and all funds generated by ticket sales aid the museum in curating new exhibitions. Entrance is free to the museum's permanent…
The Design Museum opened in its Kensington location in 2016. The move gave the museum three times more space than in its previous location at Shad Thames, and a dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection, accessible free of charge. The move brought the museum into Kensington's cultural…