For art enthusiasts, the Wallace Collection is a place that cannot be missed. Just a few stones’ throw away from Bond Street behind Selfridges, this hidden gem is a stunning 18th century architecture building with an impressive central staircase, housing an equally impressive collection of painting (including plenty of Canaletto's paintings and Frans Hals’ ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ and Fragonard’s hilariously saucy ‘The Swing’ ), French furniture and armoury from the 1700s and 1800s across its 25 galleries.
The house actually belongs to the Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace and has been open to the public since 1900. The Wallace Collection has a permanent area where children can try on armour and also holds frequent temporary exhibitions. Regular events include the chance for children to explore the Wallace Collection and take part in artist-led workshops.
Open daily from 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. The Wallace Collection is open on all Public Holidays 10:00a.m – 5:00p.m., except 24 - 26 December.
The Wallace Collection Hertford House Manchester Square London W1U 3BN United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)207 563 9500