The Wallace Collection

There’s so much I could say about The Wallace Collection. In fact, I could dedicate an entire blog to it. No trip to London is really complete without a visit so I made it my first port of call when I was there at New Year’s.

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The Collection is home to some of the most gorgeous and decadent pieces of artwork in the world. Everything in this building was made to stand out.

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And the galleries are something you’d see right out of a period drama.

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Even the wallpaper is fine art.

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The Collection has upstairs one of its most famous pieces

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The Swing by Jean-Honore Fragonard

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If it looks a little familiar, you might recognise it from the couches in Myrtle’s apartment in The Great Gatsby! And even if you spend an hour looking for it (like I did), it’s only because you were constantly distracted by something else.

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Striking just isn’t the word for it. I had to give my eyes a rest after.

Have you been to the Wallace Collection – is there anything else in the world like it?

 

 

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