Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington (image © Thinkstock/Getty)
The V&A’s outstanding collection of fine and applied arts spans 3,000 years and includes fashion, paintings, photographs and ceramics from around the world. Sat-Thur 10am-5.45pm; Fri 10am-10pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions.
To 16 Feb 2020: Mary Quant. With her Chelsea shop, Bazaar, Quant supercharged UK youth culture from the 1950s onwards with her progressive fashion creations, which included the miniskirt.
To 22 Mar 2020: Tim Walker: Wonderful Things. Enter the world of this fantastical photographer via his images, films and a collection of unique installations.
To 19 Apr 2020: Cars: Accelerating The Modern World. Celebrating the advent of the automobile and the remarkable impact it has made on our world.
From 29 Feb to 21 Jun 2020: Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk. Discover the world of this historic garment, which showcases everything from a 17th-century outer-kimono to Alec Guinness's Obi-Wan Kenobi costume for the first Star Wars movie.