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London Art Galleries – Just a piece of the puzzle

London hardly needs an introduction, from the famous London Tower, Buckingham Palace, the Royal Family, Double Decker Buses, Madame Tussads to the Beatles; this megapolis has a reputation that outdoes itself. Steering towards a future that has a multiethnic population behind the wheel, London is a spicy melting pot of cultures that bubbles and brews to the brim and displays itself in many facets, from the arts to delectable cuisine. With preparations ongoing to host 2012 Olympics, London will soon dominate the world scene with its performances and world class gaming venues. Of the many things to do while in London, from shopping to sight-seeing, dining, catching theatrical performances and the incandescent nightlife, a tourist in this part of the globe will be spoilt for choice.

For the art enthusiast, there is no better place to explore the world of paint, canvases, coal, pencil, carvings and others than in the London art galleries. The National Gallery located in Trafalgar Square boasts an impressive collection of over 2,300 pieces of art to admire while you are there. With a collection that can be dated from the 13th to the 19th century of Western European paintings, The National Gallery is a gem in the London gallery art scene. And on Bankside, London SE1 is the Tate Modern, known to have the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in the world. The Royal Academy of Arts is another such establishment that can be found at Piccadilly, tickets to enter this gallery require to be purchased and will vary upon season and other concessions.

To name a few of the other art galleries that can be found in London; Barbican Centre, The Photographer’s Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, Serpentine Gallery and the Wallace Collection.

Enjoy the best of London while on holiday, from a hotel that takes you to the heart of the city, with numerous accommodation options that suit your budget and style. When looking for a London hotel that exudes a level of luxury and elegance that has been luring royalty, politicians and celebrities for over a century, you need not look any further than The Langham London. This graceful luxury London hotel is home to the Palm Court, where the tradition of the ‘afternoon tea’ was born, and has been delighting customers with their legendary service for generations.

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