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Wallace Collection

#11 of 2,415 things to do in London
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Address: Hertford House | Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7563 9500
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Description: Both a national museum and a prestigious private collection of art...
Both a national museum and a prestigious private collection of art bequeathed by Lady Wallace in 1897, this attraction features one of the world's best collections of French 18th-century pictures, porcelain and furniture, plus a fantastic array of 17th-century paintings.
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the best museum in London

A perfect size - with a lovely restaurant in the middle. Beautiful collections in a terrific setting - a must when visiting London (in Manchester Sq just behind Selfridges on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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lymm, cheshire
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lymm, cheshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A perfect size - with a lovely restaurant in the middle. Beautiful collections in a terrific setting - a must when visiting London (in Manchester Sq just behind Selfridges on Oxford St) Try and catch a guided tour if you can

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Huge variety of paintings, sculptures, weaponry, and furniture. Something for everyone and all within a building that is almost as enjoyable to view as its contents. Well worth several visits.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was taken to tea, mid afternoon and found the tearooms shrouded in the fug of a greasy spoon. Staff in short supply and slow. Weak tea but good sandwiches. Scones dry and lacking a feeling of being freshly made. A rip off tourist attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is worth a visit to the Wallace Collection. The Laughing Cavalier was on show as well as Canaletto. The trinket boxes were outstanding with diamonds and intricate painting. It is well worth a visit, especially if you like armoury, there is a lot to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This collection needs quite a few visits to take in all the exhibits. The various rooms have so much to look at it's a bit overwhelming! Every item is exquisite ,you could spend all day and not see them all. There's a lovely tea room but it closes at 4.45 which is a bit of a shame!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is small but full of paintings and art crafts. Take time to visit this less famous museum. It is also near to the center and there is an excellent japanise restaurant nearby.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Loved this place, such a hidden gem. Definitely worth a visit. Nice place to visit with a friend. I would definitely recommend when you are in the neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Wallace collection is a treasure trove of beautiful paintings, ornate furniture, and much more. It has a lovely cafe with waitress service. It is free entrance and it is one of my favourite London attractions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This museum is in a large town house and has a sizable art collection although it is some narrow in time frame (approximately 1770 to about 1860). along with many artistic objects and some what extensive amour collection (which is a bit odd for what is basically an art museum). One of the few museums in London that does charge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to the Wallace Collection. The items on view are wonderful and it is like walking around a private home. Delightful and well worth visiting.

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