The Courtauld Gallery

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The Courtauld Gallery

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Museums & Galleries

The Courtauld Gallery is a fabulous private gallery that has been compared with New York's Frick Collection. Housed in Somerset House, a stunning 18th century building that is among London's most beautiful structures, you will find one of the world's best collections of impressionist art here. The Institute is a premier center for the study of the history of western art, and is one of the top art history institutes in the world. It also forms an integral part of the University of London, and has a collection of three million photographs and 130,000 books. You can feast your eyes on paintings by Boticelli, Breughel, Van Dyck, Rubens, Monet, Fra Angelico, Cezanne and Perugino. On the first Saturday of every month, the gallery permits free entry until 2p.

Location:  Off Kingsway Tunnel, Somerset House, Strand

Business hours:  Mo-Su 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.