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The Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN , England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
0207 8348 2526
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Ranked #18 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world. Its collection stretches from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and... more » Owner description: The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world. Its collection stretches from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and is particularly renowned for the unrivalled collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. The Gallery also holds an outstanding collection of drawings and prints and fine example of sculpture and decorative arts. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Wonderful collection of Impressionist artists, but also others from the end of 19th and beginning of 20th century. The exhibition of prints from the gallery (Bruegel to Freud) was a real delight! I go there every time I'm in London!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Amidst the giants of the National Gallery, the Tate(s), and the huge museum collections that London offers, you might not have heard of the Courtauld. About a half-mile up the strand from Trafalgar Square, set in grand rooms with a history of their own, this collection includes some beautiful pre- and post-Impressionist works that you can view in a quiet,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Checkout and follow "The Courtauld Gallery" Facebook page it has lots of info of future exhibitions. Somerset House will most probably have something interesting while you visit, in winter from November it has the most beautiful Ice Skating Rink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This place has an incredible amounts of paintings with many top pieces. Be prepared, read a bit about the museum in order to know what to expect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Good idea to visit in order to see paintings and portraits of famous artists like Van Gogh or Monet but the rest of the buildings are also worth to visit in order to explore the long palace that stretches along the embankment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A friend with a guide book recommended this jewel. The impressionist collection is excellent. There is a late Renoir from a time when he sought to reintroduce line and structure, a development of which I had previously been unaware. The Cezanne collection is also quite extensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a wonderful small art gallery full of exceptional impressionist paintings a few minutes walk from Covent Garden. If you were only to visit one gallery in London this should be the one especially with teenagers.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Impresionists,expressionists and contemporary pictures full of vibrant colours bring joy to the heart.Please do not forget to climb to the top floor and take a picture of the staircase.Beautifully proportioned,delightful architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It is good to have a little background knowledge before you visit, then the paintings are more exciting and relevant. The curators are well informed and it is nice to be in a smaller gallery. The building itself is intetresing too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Noisy machines, slow service, but the pastries were good. Nice outdoor area to sit if the weather is good.

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