The café at Tate Britain is having a refit. Meanwhile, there are two temporary tea places, each an improvement on the former facilities. Darjeeling Tate Britain Café
I entered the gallery from Atterbury Street, which is interesting as you can still see
damage to the side of the Tate’s wall from WW2 bombing raids.
I was excited to find David Tremlett’s
Drawing for Free Thinking on the staircase. I had first seen his work in July while enjoying green tea at Fernandez and Wells splendid rooms in Somerset House.
The Manton Café is a light-filled space at the rear of the Duveen Gallery. Large windows,
The National Gallery started modestly in 1824 when 38 paintings – the collection of banker John Julius Angerstein – were bought for the nation for £57,000. Ceylon Orange Pekoe National Dining Rooms National Gallery
Originally housed at Mr Angerstein’s home at 100 Pall Mall, it was considered an embarrassment when compared with other national collections. Particularly the Louvre in Paris.
Not wanting the French to get one over on us, Trafalgar Square was chosen as the site of a new building which opened in 1838*.
The National Gallery now has over 2300 paintings. It is without doubt one of the finest galleries on the planet, containing some of the highlights of western art
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