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Wallace Collection

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Address: Hertford House Manchester Square | 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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Wonderful collection of art and antiques away from the crowds

This was a great place to visit away from the crowds of tourists. The mansion houses an extensive collection of beautiful art, antiques and furniture. We especially enjoyed the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great place to visit away from the crowds of tourists. The mansion houses an extensive collection of beautiful art, antiques and furniture. We especially enjoyed the collection of medieval armor and weapons. Beautiful home with lots of history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You should take a badge from the reception if you want to join a guided tour. The tour was very informative and I could see and learn the essentials of the collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a private residence and has one of the most extensive private collections of art. It is a lovely home that you can visit and tour with an audio guide. There's a lovely restaurant outside when your legs get tired. Don't miss this. It's about 3 blocks from Selfridges.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Behind Oxford Street is the Wallace Collection, a little known gem in central London with a wonderful collection of paintings as well as suits of armours which are really quite spectacular. A lovely quiet place behind the Oxford Street bustle where the courtyard is a great place to have a coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the lovliest private collections in London. Exquisite porcelain collection. Beautiful furniture and art works...small and intimate museum, sensory overload...lovely restaurant also. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Wallace Collection is a static collection meaning that there are no additions and no sales. Also the collection does not borrow or lend. So, in essence the art you see here will never be seen anywhere else. The collection really is stunning, I guess the most famous painting here is the Laughing Cavalier by Hals this really is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Wallace Collection is a real hidden gem, it has a fabulous art collection and a wonderful European armour collection. Amongst the treasure is a courtyard restaurant with a fabulous glass roof. We only had tea and cakes but it was just lovely. The location is so central sitting behind Selfridges in Oxford Street. Unfortunately, we spent so long in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to meet with friends or vistors to London especially on a rainy day. Even better as a place for solitary thinking and a bit of time out. Free entry and some amazing exhibits. Every room has a well informed guide. Apart from the paintings, portraits, porcelain, clocks and furniture I love the armoury. A mixture of ancient international... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small museum packed with paintings, furniture, even armor. Restaurant is excellent, but the cafe on the side is reasonable and quick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon in the Wallace collection, such a variety of art from paintings, porcelain and furniture to suits of medieval armour! It is all displayed in a period setting so you go through various rooms of the house seeing objects in context There is so much to see that we only managed about half so we... More 

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