One Aldwych is just off The Strand, among smart boutiques, vibrant restaurants and thrilling…
Famous for its Impressionist and Post-impressionist masterpieces as well as outstanding earlier paintings and drawings, The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world. Ranging from Botticelli, Cranach and Rubens to Monet, Gauguin and Van Gogh, this magnificent collection is displayed in the elegant 18th-century setting of Somerset House. World-famous paintings include Monet's Bar at the Folies-Bergere, Van Gogh's Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Renoir's La Loge. In addition, The Courtauld Gallery offers a highly acclaimed programme of temporary exhibitions. Photos: Rory Lindsay.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Lift, disabled parking by arrangement call 020 7845 4600
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-6 (last admission 5.30); 24 Dec 10-4. Closed 25-26 Dec. See website for late night openings
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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