The Wallace Collection is one of my very favourite museums in London, but surprisingly it is not very well known, especially considering its gorgeous collection of 18th Century French paintings, porcelain and furniture (it reminds me a little of the Musee Carnavalet in Paris). The museum faces a peaceful, pretty garden square, only a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Marylebone High Street. As Sarah‘s second day in London with me was rather dull and drizzly, I suggested The Wallace Collection as an ideal location to hide from the weather. Also, you’re allowed to take photographs (as long as you don’t use flash) inside the museum, so it’s rather a perfect spot for shutterbugs!
It’s also well worth mentioning that The Wallace Collection has a fabulous cafe, where Sarah and I grabbed a light lunch of quiche and salad. They also have very nice teas and a good range of cakes, so, between the exquisite rooms and tempting food, it really is easy to while away a whole afternoon at The Wallace.
Have you been to The Wallace Collection? What did you think of it?