London PassFree entry to the Queen’s Gallery If you buy a London Pass then you’ll be entitled to free entry at the Queen’s Gallery, plus another 80 tourist attractions, galleries and museums
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The restoration of the monarchy in 1660 after the turbulence of the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell's rule led to a resurgence of the arts in England, encouraged by Charles II's patronage and his love of collecting great works of art to decorate his royal apartments. It also helped him to glorify the restored monarchy, and reinforce his position as the country's rightful king.
The centrepiece of the exhibition will be John Michael Wright's monumental portrait of Charles II in his coronation robes, and will also include old master paintings, tapestries and silver-gilt furniture, to showcase the beauty and richness of Charles II's court.
Craig’s review of Queen’s Gallery – “The Queen certainly does have a lot of nice knick-knacks. She's got so many of them, in fact, that she's run out of room to show them in her palaces -- she's had to open up a whole extra art gallery next-door to Buckingham Palace. The first thing you need to know about the Queen's Gallery is that it has an annoying habit of selling you a timed ticket during busy peri… continued”
Splendours Of The Subcontinent — Queen’s Gallery – 8 Jun to 14 Oct 2018 – The Queen's Gallery will be exhibiting four centuries of paintings from the Royal Collection in 'Splendours Of The Subcontinent'.
Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs – 9 Nov 2018 to 28 Apr 2019 – The 'Royalty & The Romanovs' exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families.
Shadows of War — Fenton’s Photos of the Crimea – 9 Nov 2018 to 28 Apr 2019 – The 'Shadows of War' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fenton's photographs of the Crimean War.
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
If you enjoy Queen’s Gallery then you might like to visit Buckingham Palace (you can walk it in less than 2 mins), Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace (catch the train from St James’s Park to Kensington Palace), Royal Mews (you can walk it in less than 3 mins) and Windsor Castle
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