Members' Tour: Britain's First Influencer

Join V&A guide Nikke Ariff in unpacking the English East India Company’s role in Britain’s changing taste for new luxury goods.

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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Blavatnik Hall

  • For Members

  • Tickets cost £15.00

    Includes refreshments.

Past Event

Established on the last day of 1600, the English East India Co (E.E.I.C) was one of the world’s first multi-national corporations. Through the lens of the V&A’s collection, largely inherited from 'India Museum' housed within the E.E.I.C's London headquarters, explore the trade goods that drove Britain’s tastes for spices, textiles, ceramics and tea.

Tour end times are approximate and may vary to what is shown. Optional light refreshments will be served after the tour in the Members' Room. Please note this tour includes extensive walking and stairs, please contact the Membership Events team directly on with any accessibility requirements.