The Guide: The Courtauld Gallery

Continuing our new Gallery Guide series with tours of some of the country’s best galleries.

Nestled inside Somerset House stands the Courtauld Gallery, home to numerous masterpieces from across the world. Renaissance meets Impressionism via sculpture, prints and world-renowned paintings.

Artists whose works are on display include Thomas Gainsborough, Francisco de Goya, Gaugin, Edouard Manet, Vincent Van Gogh, Alessandro Filipepi Botticelli… And that’s just to name a few.

There’s a brilliant exhibition on at the moment that explores the friendship between the artists Piet Mondrian and Ben Nicholson during the 1930s, when they were both pioneers of abstract art.

The gallery holds a series of lunchtime talks on Mondays and Fridays, which are perfect for a cultural hit. There are also special talks on a range of subjects throughout the week and tours on a Sunday.

Admission is free for full-time students; adult tickets cost £6.

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN. More information here.

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