by Gill Chris
Daily 10am – 5pm
The Wallace Collection is a national museum displaying French 18th-century paintings, furniture and porcelain, including superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury. The tranquil atmosphere of the museum offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of London.
The art collection itself covers such a wide variety that visitors are sure to find something to please them. Art from Turner, Canaletto, Rubens and Van Dyck will capture the interests of fans of paintings, while the large collections of porcelain will entertain ceramics connoisseurs.
Although the art pieces are a joy to behold, the rooms themselves are a big draw to the museum – each room gives a taste of Versailles: sumptuous, decadent and occasionally over-the-top. The rich wallpapers and delicately crafted fireplaces are as interesting as the art on the walls.
The European and Oriental Armoury collection on the ground floor includes every shape of sword and every size of armour with equestrian armour displayed in the centre of the room. Spending a few minutes here will tap into the inner-knight in all of us.
Whether you have a few hours or just ten minutes to spare, a visit to The Wallace Collection is sure to delight.
Located in Hertford House, conveniently located just a few minutes walk from Oxford Street, Baker Street and Marylebone Village, The Wallace Collection can be reached easily from any of our London vacation rentals.
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This article was originally published on Spotted by Locals London