One of South London's major cultural hubs is the legacy of the English obsession with a cup of tea although today it is probably more famous for a very badly stuffed walrus.
Should a library be included in the museum meals I wondered as I pondered where to stop for a short snack while in the area.
I wasn't going to list venues you have to pay to go in to in order to eat, but I've been in the Palace for other reasons on several occasions, and usually stop off at the garden cafe before I leave.
I was in the area watching a steam train trundle through the London Underground and taking a wander down to Oxford Street for some shopping remembered the Wallace Collection has a rather grand looking restaurant.
I was outside London recently with a good friend to visit one of the remotest museums in the country, and which unexpectedly and fortuitously had refreshments available.
The venue has two cafes, one small tea&cake venue at the end of the main tour around the building, and another slightly grander affair right next to the main entrance.
This museum cafe is probably one of the most instagram'd cafe's in London, for its cappuccino coffees are famous for the tube roundel they use as a stencil for the chocolate dressing.
The famous picture picture gallery in picturesque Dulwich village has long been drawing Londoners from afar to this almost rural outpost within Zone 2 of the travel card.
In 1988, the Victoria and Albert museum launched an advertising campaign that was to prove surprisingly controversial.