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.


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.


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




Even the wallpaper is fine art.




The Collection has upstairs one of its most famous pieces


The Swing by Jean-Honore Fragonard


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.





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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