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The Courtauld Gallery

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We are now closed for a period of at least two years while we undertake a major transformation project called Courtauld Connects. This will enable us to significantly improve our visitor experience by putting accessibility at the heart of everything...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Somerset House Strand | Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7848 2526
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Many hours spent in the gallery just examining my favourite painting of all time, I have a copy of it hanging in my bedroom.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HymieMcBain
Reviewed 5 days ago

went to see an exhibition ....it also has a fine collection..but was impressed by the grandeur of the place....more famous for its art but this spectacular "House" in the centre of london is astounding and a pleasant oasis from the traffic of the city...relax at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank artsmart2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of those galleries where you where you get to see the originals of pictures you've known all your life, strong on Impressionist and excellent. What it lacks in quantity it makes up in quality

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ol R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very relaxing day for me, I enjoyed my walk through the art galleries, what an amazing place!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank merystu22
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Fortnum and Mason had a wonderful shop of their holiday goodies. There were other shops as well, but cannot remember the names. Most of the merchandise, unfortunately, were geared towards tourists. I wished they could have offered less souvenir types of merchandise. The ice skating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M W
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Try to pop in, have a coffee in the square and then plunge in to the art galleries. Always a joy.Then do lunch in the beautiful restaurant.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AntoniaTrip
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Architecture is stunning. Beautiful old gallery. Fantastic Christmas tree in the middle of the courtyard with a ice skating park.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 10 November 2018

This beautiful little gallery is always a must visit. It has a place in my heart. So many lovely works of art that you will recognize, enjoy and appreciate. Easy to find, walk a few blocks east of Trafalgar Square.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank roundourworld
Reviewed 2 November 2018

So glad I managed to see the collection before the gallery closed for renovation works for a couple of years. As my husband booked the tickets and I knew nothing about the artworks at this gallery, I was pleasantly surprised when we visited to see...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Nikki G
Reviewed 23 October 2018

It is a brilliant gallery with a focus on impressionists and post-impressionists. It is small but all the paintings are some of the most important ones, e.g. A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Manet. A very nice cafe on the ground floor. Nowhere near as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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7 March 2018|
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£8 per adult, less for seniors and children. Check if there are any offers on line etc we were using British Rail to and from London and you can get 2 for 1 on entry but you need to apply in advance and download a voucher.