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Wallace Collection

#13 of 1,299 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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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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Beaytiful collection of paintings

we walked from the apt. to the museum. Like other museums in london, theres no entry charge. The collection is vey impressive/

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Omer, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we walked from the apt. to the museum. Like other museums in london, theres no entry charge. The collection is vey impressive/

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The displays of artwork are well set out and there is a sense of space as you move around. You never feel crowded or under pressure to move on. The array of paintings is vast and caters to most tastes. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in the history of art

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having a couple of hours to kill pre Cirque Du Soleil I decided to visit the Wallace collection, and I will certainly return. Free entry, although they encourage donations & to purchase the guidebook, 3 floors of eclectic works. From Frans Hals' The Laughing Cavalier (which I assumed was in the Louvre or some National Gallery), to Canaletto, Joshua Reynolds,... More 

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Thank jacqui3744
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to the Wallace Collection last year with my partner for our anniversary. I was embarrassed that I had never been before, especially as its only down the road from where I used to live in Marylebone High street! What a delightful, eclectic collection, and the story behind its genesis is remarkable. It is an absolute feast for anyone... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's free, it's close to Oxford street and is packed with amazing art, what other reason do you need? What a collection, a complete oasis in the metropolis worth popping in just for an hour and there is a nice cafe too to relax in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

…but the food and service are a bit disappointing. The layout and the location of the restaurant - in a bright and airy part of the House - are very, very good, but you can be disappointed overall. Worth a visit anyway for the design of the restaurant and the light and environment. But not, necessarily, if you're looking for... More 

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Sheffield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I never tire of visiting this fantastic venue. It is amazing how someone can collect such a wide and diverse range of artifacts. Not to be missed.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

That's one of the best attractions in London for art lovers! I could stay the whole day, it's very big and have great pieces of furniture and paintings. We attended to the guided tour and our guide was truly amazing! I wished she could go on explaining us in her captivating and passionate way all the pieces. It's a free... More 

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West London
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's free, so pop in when you have an hour to kill. Fantastic collection of art, furniture and ornaments. See what you have time for then come back again for another short visit later...or stay for the morning or afternoon there's plenty to see. An awesome looking restaurant in amazing surroundings in the rear of the building I've yet to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had time for a short visit here before our pre-booked tour at Broadcasting House nearby. It wasn't nearly long enough to appreciate any part of the Collection as there is so much to see and admire here and a superb café/restaurant in lovely surroundings. Being familiar with this marvellous attraction in its handsome building in a nice quiet location... More 

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