V&A Reading Rooms

London, SW7 2HF ·Website ·Call020 7225 0594

SquareMeal Review of V&A Reading Rooms

Bookworms love to curl up with a good read & a glass of wine, & now that the protracted pedestrianisation of Thurloe Place has finished, more bibliophiles than ever are holing up at this bright, modern café/bookshop. Each of the two reading rooms is wallpapered with black-&-white blown-up photos of book spines, & easy chairs are tailor-made for skimming through a chosen volume from the bulging bookshelves. Meanwhile, the barman dispenses incredibly cheap coffees & teas, plus a modest choice of organic & biodynamic wines, including some magnums – presumably to accompany longer tomes. Posh Italian nibbles such as lemon almonds, mixed olives & charcuterie platters are available for peckish passers-by, who can also take advantage of the tranquil pavement tables now that the hard-hats have gone.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Under £30

Location for V&A Reading Rooms

No.8 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2HF

020 7225 0594


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 11am-9pm

Reviews of V&A Reading Rooms

Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review

Book a table

Call V&A Reading Rooms to make a booking on:

or visit their website

Other restaurants we like near V&A Reading Rooms

Check availability
Back to restaurant
Complete your booking

Book V&A Reading Rooms for people on at .

Select a special offer

These offers are optional, and there's no commitment.

Error adding booking details, please try later.

First Name is required field
Last Name is required field
Email Address is required field
Phone Number is required field
Diner First Name is required field
Diner Last Name is required field

By clicking 'complete booking' you agree to the SquareMeal User Agreement