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“Wallace collection (go back in time)”
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Wallace Collection
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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day
Ranked #15 of 1,676 things to do in London
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Came upon this by accident, but what a gem. the works of art and surroundings are such a treat. so relaxing after the busy streets. The cafe and restuarant area are second to none. very welcoming.

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Reviewed 28 May 2012

The wallace collection is a stately home and gallery.they have built a beautiful conservatory and i.have had tea several.times. The set tea is ok but the service was really indifferent. The sandwiches and cakes were ordinary..and the sandwiches were slightly stale.i think at this price they could take more care.and train their staff to take more interest. We wanted a glamourous afternon tea this was not it.and it was very slow

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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Such a beautiful house to wander about - love the painings.

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Reviewed 27 May 2012

The Wallace Collection, Hertford House is a very short walk from Oxford Street and shouldn't be missed by anyone who'd love to see how a privileged few were once able to live. It's free. It was originally a wealthy man's country house but he spent very little time there. Instead he travelled Europe, snapping up the most magnificent collection of art and armour and sending it all back to London.. The famous "Laughing Cavalier" painting is in the superb ballroom. There are Canalettos aplenty and if you've ever had any kind of interest in the Rococo, for goodness sake, make a beeline to The Wallace Collection. It has an excellent shop, a lovely restaurant and the best toilets in London, with the possible exception of the toilets in The Queens Gallery. The Wallace Collection is great.

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Reviewed 26 May 2012

Over many visits to London, I somehow managed to miss this superb collection, perhaps because I never expected to find a museum of this caliber just blocks from the commercial bustle of Oxford St. Still, better late than never - this is a wonderful addition to any list of London highlights.

The perfect jewel box of a mansion - with its beautifully proportioned rooms, elegant pastel moldings, and sumptuous wall coverings - is worth a visit on its own. But world-class collections of art and historical artifacts make this a truly singular destination. The galleries of paintings include many remarkable works, including groups by Canaletto, Fragonard, and many, many more. Displays of miniatures - some lovely, some intricate, some simply bawdy - are handsomely presented, with explanatory texts detailing the subjects. Admirers of ceramics will find an excellent display - the Turkish pottery, Italian majolica, and lustreware kept me lingering, and lingering. The ground floor is largely dedicated to an impressive array of arms and armor, from a wide range of European weapons and mail to magnificently worked Indian and Persian ceremonial armor; life-sized models of horses display the protective devices crafted for valuable mounts.

A short walk from Marble Arch, just a couple of blocks above Selfridge's flagship site, the museum is served by numerous Tube and bus lines. It's open 7 days a week, including public holidays, and - amazingly - does not charge an entrance fee.

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