Courtauld Gallery

Lonely Planet review

The Courtauld Gallery in Somerset House contains a wealth of masterpieces by Rubens, Botticelli, Cézanne, Degas, Renoir, Manet and Monet, to mention but a few, and is particularly known for its Impressionist collection. There are free, 15-minute lunchtime talks on specific works or themes from the collection at 1.15pm every Monday and Friday and on Wednesday during term time.