The V&A is a five minute walk from South Kensington underground station (on the Piccadilly, Circle and District Line). South Kensington is a five minute tube journey from Victoria, ten minutes from Covent Garden and Leicester Square and 15 minutes from King's Cross St Pancras. The V&A is a ten minute walk from Knightsbridge underground station (on the Piccadilly Line). Knightsbridge is a ten minute tube journey from Covent Garden and Leicester Square and 15 minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras.
Buses C1, 14, 74 and 414 stop outside the Cromwell Road entrance. The Open Tour stop outside the Museum as part of their Double Decker Bus site-seeing tour of London. Help plan your visit to the museum with Transport for London's Journey Planner For up to date travel information visit Travel for London.
The V&A is a couple of minutes ride via Exhibition Road from the cycle paths in Hyde Park. Cycle parking is available at Cromwell Gardens immediately to the right of the Grand Entrance. In the Museum there is also a cloakroom for your cycle gear. Find out more from Transport for London.
The V&A is ten minute walk from Harrods, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park. If coming from South Kensington Station, take the underground tunnel and follow the directions to the Museums. The V&A entrance will be the second on your right.
Travelling by Road
By road Cromwell Road is the main A4 route into London from the West.
Blue Badge Parking
There are twelve blue badge parking spaces on Exhibition Road managed by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and are on a first come first serve basis.
Access help for people with disabilities visiting the V&A
Visually impaired visitor with an assistance dog in the V Visually impaired visitor with an assistance dog in the V&A Grand Entrance. The V&A offers a range of facilities to make your visit more enjoyable. If you have any enquiries regarding facilities and services for disabled people, please contact the Disability Officer by telephone on +44 (0)20 7942 2766, by textphone on +44 (0)20 7942 2002, or by email email@example.com.
Entry to the Museum is free and people with disabilities are entitled to a concession rate to V&A exhibitions with free admission for up to two carers/friends. All V&A events are accessible to disabled people, including BSL interpretation and other support as required, advanced booking is essential. All assistance dogs are welcome.
How to reach the V&A
The V&A is situated on the corner of Cromwell Road and Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London.
Cromwell Road Entrance
The Cromwell Road entrance is served by steps or ramps on either side of the entrance.
A wheelchair accessible door is located between the revolving doors. The Cromwell Road entrance is the meeting point for talks and tours.
Exhibition Road Entrance
Exhibition Road has two entrances, one is a large revolving door and is not wheelchair accessible. The second, 10 meters to the left of the revolving door Schools and Groups entrance, has level access with push/pull glass doors. Exhibition Road is a share surface design, allowing pedestrians and vehicles to mix. Caution is recommended.
Museum Tunnel Entrance
The tunnel leading from the tube ticket hall is about 400 metres long, and not wheelchair accessible. Approximately 300 metres on the right hand side is the V&A tunnel entrance. There are 12 steps leading to two sets of glass doors.
Arriving by Road
If arriving by car, taxi, Dial-a-Ride or minibus, a drop off point is located by the main entrance on Cromwell Road.
Blue Badge Parking
There are twelve blue badge parking spaces on Exhibition Road managed by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and are on a first come first served basis.
How to Reach the V&A by Public Transport
The nearest underground station is South Kensington (Piccadilly, District and Circle lines), which is not wheelchair accessible.
Buses C1, 14, 74 and 414 stop outside the Cromwell Road entrance to the Museum.
For more information about accessibility on public transport, contact Transport for London by telephone on +44 (0)843 222 1234.
Facilities available for disabled visitors:
Facilities for visitors with hearing impairment Facilities for visitors with visual impairment Facilities for visitors with learning disabilities / dyslexia Facilities for visitors with physical disabilities