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Wallace Collection

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Address: Hertford House | Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7563 9500
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Brunch, cake and a saunter

We went here for breakfast because the courtyard looked gorgeous. And the pictures do not do it justice. The staff are a little relaxed, and it could be argued that there is... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We went here for breakfast because the courtyard looked gorgeous. And the pictures do not do it justice. The staff are a little relaxed, and it could be argued that there is little atmosphere , but the latter was remedied as it got busier... but it is a really beautiful place to meet. The coffee was one of the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

No one can praise this historic mansion- turned-museum enough. The variety of treasures housed in the most elegant of rooms is indescribable from armory to ceramics to furniture to French royal antiques , it's simply too much to take in in one visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found this on Trip Advisor and thought this would be a good thing to do on a chilly day in London. It is a fantastic collection of Art, Furniture, China, Armour, weapons and much more. it is all laid out in a house which has been beautifully restored to show off the collection to it's very best. We took advantage... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though it is not one of the most visited location in London, I highly recommend it. Not far from Oxford st. it is a must see for art lovers. Free entry!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This collection is not widely known about and sits just on Manchester Square. There's plenty to see and a warm Atrium restaurant o refreshments.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful gallery to visit while in London. It is very central (a few blocks from Selfridges), and has some truly magnificent works. The gallery itself - a former house - is also really lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great surprised. It was suggested by my hosts for a lunch to meet their daughter and after a fine lunch (reviewed elsewhere) we decided to stay and see the collection. The five generations of collectors holding the title Marquess of Hertford were among the richest people in Europe during the 18th and 19th century and amassed an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on Wednesday this week. A truly amazing collection of artwork in a lovely setting in Marylebone. The building is family home size [ albeit wealthy family size]so very easy and relaxed unlike many venues in London. The range of the collection is vast. Some of the furniture is ghastly but still fun to see. There is a restaurant also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had never heard of this museum but it was recommended to me and what a find it was. The collection of art including the laughing cavalier and armoury is incredible. Furthermore, it has a lovely central terrace for lunch/afternoon tea.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, who knew such an amazing place existed not two minutes walk from Oxford Street and one minute from Marylebone High Street. As soon as you enter you are warmly greeted by knowledgeable staff (volunteers?) who guide you through the intriguing house. Hertford House on Manchester Square houses a very fine art, armour and artefacts collection that will appeal to... More 

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