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The Courtauld Gallery

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Address: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN , England
Phone Number: 442078488586
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world. Its...
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.
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Another amazing London Museum!

From Rubens to Van Gogh...an amazing collection of well known paintings and complimentary works....interesting decorative rooms and some period furniture pieces...well worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

From Rubens to Van Gogh...an amazing collection of well known paintings and complimentary works....interesting decorative rooms and some period furniture pieces...well worth the visit...allow minimum of two to three hours visit. Small admission fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Masterpieces in every room. Small museum but packed with beautiful pieces. Go here for among others: Manet, Cézanne and Degas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There are bigger art museums in London, but this small boutique collection is excellent, lovely pieces and well-organized. Definitely worth a visit for art lovers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I love the impressionists and this gallery has some of the most famous images and you can get up close and almost personal with them. Worth a mention are the ceilings and plasterwork. I would have given 5 stars but for the entrance fee £7

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

To visit this in winter with the ice skating rink in the centre of such beautiful old buildings is wonderful. The exhibitions are varied and interesting and the cafe had the freshest Italian food which you could take to long communal tables or small tables as you will. The safe were friendly and the food really tasty. A lovely place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Not well know, and located in the north wing of Somerset House, the Courtauld is a "must see" for its stunning art collection which is complimented by an ongoing programme of small temporary exhibitions. The gallery may be relatively small, but each artwork is a joy to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic, with lovely im- and ex- pressionists collection. Unlike the National Gallery, cosy, not overcrowded - one can admire the works in peace and silence, with no school groups running noisily around (or I was just lucky this time 😉). Perfect for a quick 1-2 hour visit. A must see for art lovers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

An elegant, small gallery with a really strong Impressionist and post-impressionist section. Glad that I came here and paid the entrance fee - it was a highlight of my weekend in London.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I couldn't even find it. Where were the signs? Maybe another time. Oh well, the National Gallery is not too far away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful collection of Impressionists beautifully displayed and with great descriptions. Don't miss it.

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With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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