There were many beautiful, entertaining and interesting things in London. Textile-wise I got see the Victoria and Albert museum for the first time. This is a place that needs days to be fully experienced. The history of fashion exhibit was cool but the embroideries from various countries were stunning. The theatre and costume gallery brought back memories of plays and musicians I have seen.
I was also able to take a tour of the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace. The group was limited to 15 so I felt privileged to get into the tour as they don't have them very often. The work they showed us was exquisite. No photos were allowed so you will just have to visit to see for yourself.
The lobby of the Victoria and Albert had this gorgeous Chihuly chandelier.