Itinerary – Art Fund Card day in Central London

My silly girly bike and D's basil locked up tightly

This is us maxing out our Art Fund cards in Central London: me on “silly girly bike” (the least attractive of my brood to thieves) and D on Basil the Brompton (which entails taking 3 locks with us including the ‘level 9’ one that weighs more than a small baby and then locking Basil inside of my bike to conceal it a little bit).  Fastest way to get around though!

The itinerary dates from 2011 on a Friday.

The itinerary

0930 depart home

Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House (arrive 10am)

  • Open 10am-6pm
  • free with Art Fund card (also free on Monday mornings for everyone, otherwise £6)
  • café for drinks if you need a quick shot of coffee
  • http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/index.shtml
    D did express dismay that in the Courtauld I was photographing the air grill. But I like it – I’m a sucker for a greek key pattern.

Kensington Palace (arrive noon)

  • Open 10am-6pm (last admission 5pm)
  • free with Art Fund card (otherwise £12.50)
  • café and orangery for refreshments
  • only state apartments open until 2012 (while buildings works take place)
  • Lunch in the gardens of Kensington Palace (sandwiches) or at the Orangery
  • my thoughts here
  • http://www.hrp.org.uk/kensingtonpalace/

Mall Galleries

  • Open 10am-5pm during exhibitions
  • housed in Nash masterpieces on the Mall
  • free with Art Fund card (otherwise £2.50/£1.50)
  • café for refuelling before the next stop
  • http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/

Guard’s Museum

  • Open everyday 10am-4pm (last admission 3.30pm)
  • Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ (just by Buckingham Palace)
  • free with Art Fund card (otherwise £4/£2)
  • http://www.theguardsmuseum.com/
The Garden Museum, glorified cafe

Garden Museum

  • Open 10.30am-5pm (4pm Sundays)
  • Lambeth Palace Road, at south end of Lambeth Bridge
  • free with Art Fund card (otherwise £7/£6)
  • inside deconsecrated church where John Tradescant was buried
  • café with garden seating (more tea please after a busy day)
  • www.gardenmuseum.org.uk
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