London’s Design Museum

Whether you’re into architecture, fashion, technology or homeware, London’s Design Museum is a remarkable resource and an absolute assault on the senses of anyone who is keen on innovative, eye-catching objects.

Currently, the museum is hosting an exhibition of the works of John Pawson, who gets written up as “the father of architectural minimalism”. But don’t worry – you don’t need to know what that means to be impressed by the works.

The museum excels at mapping the evolution of an idea and its expression, expertly charting the way furniture, audio-visual gear, kitchenware – anything, really – has gone through different fads and how contemporary design continues to borrow inspiration from the past.

GREAT FOR: design geeks

Shad Thames, SE1 2YD
Tube: London Bridge