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PearlsFrom humble beginnings, starting with a grain of sand, Pearls become beautiful jewels, treasured for their beauty and you can see some of the best examples in the world at the Victoria & Albert Museum's autumn 2013 exhibition. A pair of drop pearl earrings owned by Elizabeth Taylor, a 16th-century salamander pendant, and a group of tiaras worn by European royalty are among the highlights. But as well as displaying robes dripping in pearls worn by Far Eastern rulers, this exhibition will explore the history of pearls beginning with the early Roman Empire - when an entire military campaign could be financed by selling just one pearl earring.

 

About Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses over 4 million items spanning centuries and hundreds of cultures. The stunning collection covers European, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Islamic artefacts ranging from ceramics, glass, metalwork and sculpture to costume, armour, weaponry and furniture. More about Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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Pearls  Grand Jete, Geoffrey Rowlandson, London 1999. Photo by Geoffrey Rowlandson  

   
Pearls - Grand Jete, Geoffrey Rowlandson, London 1999. Photo by Geoffrey Rowlandson

Pearls Grand Jete, Geoffrey Rowlandson, London 1999. Photo by Geoffrey Rowlandson 

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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £246  34% off
    17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 4 minutes from Pearls
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  36% off
    10 Harrington Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Pearls
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  39% off
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    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - 12noon
    Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Pearls
    Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a 15-minute recital exploring a range of music inspired by nature....More
     
     
     
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    Prom 63: Messiaen, Mozart and Bruckner
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - 7.30pm-10.05pm
    Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 7 minutes from Pearls
    Pianist Igor Levit made his Proms debut at a Cadogan Hall chamber music recital in 2012. Now he makes his Proms concerto debut as Peter Oundjian ...More
     
     
     
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    London > Events > Music  Dates: Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - 8.30pm
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    Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Pearls
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    Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Pearls
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    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
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    London > Attractions > Museums
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    Brompton Oratory
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Pearls
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    Science Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Pearls
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    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Pearls
    In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
     
     
     
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    Gilding the Lily
    London > Shopping > Florists
    Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Pearls
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    The Library
    London > Shopping > Menswear
    268 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Pearls
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    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Pearls
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    London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
    39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Pearls
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    London > Restaurants > French restaurants
    232-236 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 3 minutes from Pearls
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    London > Education > Other Attractions
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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Pearls
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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 11 minutes from Pearls
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    35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from Pearls
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Pearls
    Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
     
     
     
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    Builders Arms
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    Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 15 minutes from Pearls
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    99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 17 minutes from Pearls
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    Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Pearls
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    Natural History Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Pearls
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    1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Pearls
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    Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer Of India And Burma, 1852-1860Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer Of India And Burma, 1852-1860Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer Of India And Burma, 1852-1860Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860 will see the V&A display some of the earliest and most striking views of South Asian landscape and architecture by the pioneering British photographer. Through the early photographs, Tripe explored the new medium in order to showcase and document archaeological sites, monuments and 2015-09-02T10:00:00+01002015-10-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  24th June to 11th October 2015
    VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
    Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860 will see the V&A display some of the earliest and most striking views of South Asian landscape and architecture by the pioneering British photographer. Through the early photographs, Tripe explored the new medium in order to showcase and document archaeological sites, monuments and ... More about this event
     
    You Know You Cannot See Yourself So Well As By ReflectionYou Know You Cannot See Yourself So Well As By ReflectionYou Know You Cannot See Yourself So Well As By ReflectionThe V&A's summer pavilion, a temporary structure created for The London Design Festival at the V&A by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo was inspired by Tenochtitlan, the ancient Aztec city that was built on a lake. Made up of movable layers of reflective surfaces which can be adapted to hold a wide variety of events and activities, the pavilion refe2015-09-02T10:00:00+01002015-10-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Architecture | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  3rd June to 3rd October 2015
    VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
    The V&A's summer pavilion, a temporary structure created for The London Design Festival at the V&A by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo was inspired by Tenochtitlan, the ancient Aztec city that was built on a lake. Made up of movable layers of reflective surfaces which can be adapted to hold a wide variety of events and activities, the pavilion refe... More about this event
     
    Ways To Be PublicWays To Be PublicArchitectural designs demonstrating how practitioners are using new tools, tactics and ideas to forge public spaces like schools, libraries, hospitals and squares in a variety of ways in order to adapt to cultural, economic and social instability.2015-09-02T10:00:00+01002015-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  25th April to 27th September 2015
    VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
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    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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    Shoes: Pleasure and PainShoes: Pleasure and PainShoes: Pleasure and PainFrom a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A looks at the most extreme footwear across the globe. With more than 200 pairs on display, including red ballet shoes made for Victoria Page in The Red Shoes (1948), it will consider the cultural sign2015-09-02T10:00:00+01002016-01-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design
    DATES  13th June 2015 to 31st January 2016
    VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
    From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A looks at the most extreme footwear across the globe. With more than 200 pairs on display, including red ballet shoes made for Victoria Page in The Red Shoes (1948), it will consider the cultural sign... More about this event
     
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    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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    Blue & White: British Printed CeramicsBlue & White: British Printed CeramicsThe quintessentially British style of ceramic design is presented in this exhibition, featuring works from the 1750s to the present day.2015-09-02T10:00:00+01002016-01-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  31st January 2015 to 3rd January 2016
    VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
    The quintessentially British style of ceramic design is presented in this exhibition, featuring works from the 1750s to the present day.... More about this event
     

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    Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
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    Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2016 

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    From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers, Shoes: ...More

     
    What Is Luxury?
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    Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

    What is Luxury? at the V&A will explore the ideas of luxury today, asking how it's made and understood in ...More

     
    V & A Exhibition Road Project
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    Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2016 

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    A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of ...More

     
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    Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2015 

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    Architectural designs demonstrating how practitioners are using new tools, tactics and ideas to forge public spaces like schools, libraries, hospitals ...More

    A Room From Damascus
    Exhibitions | Until 16th December 2015 

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    In the 18th-century, the main reception rooms in Syrian upper-class houses began to be highly decorated with colourful painted wooden ...More

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    Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2016 

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    Models, visualisations, sketches and mock ups of a new entrance, gallery, courtyard, shop and cafe for the V&A, including details ...More

     
     
     
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