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The SunflowersIn The Sunflowers exhibition at The National Gallery two of Vincent van Gogh's iconic Sunflower paintings, dating from 1888, are shown alongside each other for the first time in 65 years. Visitors will therefore be able to compare two of the five versions of 'Sunflowers' that are now spread across the world, examining the contrasts and exploring the artist's working practices with the help of new technology.

 

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The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it has been pedestrianised. Some of the finest examples of European art, ranging from 1260 to 1900, are included among the 2,300 paintings filling its halls and rooms. More about National Gallery

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The Sunflowers  Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) Sunflowers © Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam  

   
The Sunflowers - Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) Sunflowers © Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

The Sunflowers Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) Sunflowers © Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam  


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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £104  30% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £119  41% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £199  35% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Entertainer
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th August to 12th November 2016
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from The Sunflowers
Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh and John Hurt, who returns to the London stage for the first time in a decade, in this production of John ...More
 
 
 
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The Spoils
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th May to 13th August 2016
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 3 minutes from The Sunflowers
American actor Jesse Eisenberg makes his British theatre debut this May to star in his own play, The Spoils. The Oscar-nominee plays Ben, a rich, entitled ...More
 
 
 
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The Go-Between
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th May to 15th October 2016
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 6 minutes from The Sunflowers
The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Michael Crawford returns to the West End in 2016 to star in The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre. Directed by Roger ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from The Sunflowers
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as The Sunflowers
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from The Sunflowers
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Sunflowers
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
 
 
 
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 3 minutes from The Sunflowers
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries and ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as The Sunflowers
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National Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as The Sunflowers
The National Gallery's National Dining Rooms restaurant won Time Out's Best British Restaurant Award in 2007 for good reasons - they do all sorts of great ... More
 
 
 
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Les Deux Salons
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
40-42 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Sunflowers
Set over two glorious floors in the heart of Theatreland, Les Deux Salons is an all-day French Brasserie. The grand interior has a beautiful, ornately tiled ... More
 
 
 
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ELS Language Centre, London
London > Education > English Language Courses
3 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Sunflowers
8 students per class. Under £200pw.... More
 
 
 
Malvern House College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Malvern House International, 29 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Sunflowers
... More
 
 
 
Lamai Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Venues across London, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from The Sunflowers
Thai food is the cuisine of the moment - green curries, red curries, satays, are everywhere. To the uninitiated,it's very difficult to recreate at home. But, ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Sunflowers
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from The Sunflowers
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from The Sunflowers
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Sunflowers
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Sunflowers
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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Light Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
The Light Bar on the ground floor of the stylish St Martins Lane hotel has some of the best cocktails in London - they make a ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at St Martins ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Sunflowers
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 

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Rembrandt: 'Saskia Van Uylenburgh In Arcadian Dress'Rembrandt: 'Saskia Van Uylenburgh In Arcadian Dress'Description session for blind and partially-sighted visitors.2016-06-25T11:30:00+01002016-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Free EventToday Only
Rembrandt: 'Saskia Van Uylenburgh In Arcadian Dress'
Sketchbook TourSketchbook TourA guided tour with sketching opportunities.2016-06-25T13:00:00+01002016-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventEnds Today
Sketchbook Tour
Dare To Draw: Module Three: PortraitureDare To Draw: Module Three: PortraitureThe third part of a four module introduction to drawing.2016-06-25T22:30:00+01002016-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Now On
Dare To Draw: Module Three: Portraiture
Painters' Paintings: From Van Dyck to FreudPainters' Paintings: From Van Dyck to FreudPainters' Paintings: From Van Dyck to FreudAmong the treasures of the National Gallery, one group of pictures stands out: the works once owned by fellow painters - the 'Painters' Paintings'. Van Dyck's Titian, Reynolds's Rembrandt, Matisse's Degas and Lucian Freud's Corot are all major works in their own right, but they have an added cachet by association with their famous owner. Di2016-06-25T00:00:00+01002016-09-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Portraits and Portraiture
PRICING  Adult £12, senior £10, student £6
DATES  22nd June to 4th September 2016
VENUE  National Gallery 
Among the treasures of the National Gallery, one group of pictures stands out: the works once owned by fellow painters - the 'Painters' Paintings'. Van Dyck's Titian, Reynolds's Rembrandt, Matisse's Degas and Lucian Freud's Corot are all major works in their own right, but they have an added cachet by association with their famous owner. Di... More about this event
 
Painters' Paintings: From Freud To Van DyckPainters' Paintings: From Freud To Van DyckExplore the connections between artists and the paintings they possessed in an exhibition spanning over five hundred years of art history.2016-06-25T10:00:00+01002016-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Ongoing
Painters' Paintings: From Freud To Van Dyck
Dutch FlowersDutch FlowersFloral paintings by Dutch masters including Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Jan van Huysum, and Rachel Ruysch, highlighting associations between the development of flower painting in the Netherlands to an increased interest in botany and horticulture in the Dutch Golden Age.2016-06-25T10:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Free EventOngoing
Dutch Flowers
George Shaw: My Back To NatureGeorge Shaw: My Back To NatureGeorge Shaw: My Back To NatureGeorge Shaw, the Coventry born artist nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, unveils the culmination of his two-year studio residency at the National Gallery. Using the type of enamel paint more commonly applied to model trains and aeroplane, Shaw has created a new piece on the theme of woodland, using paintings in the collection as inspiration. '2016-06-25T10:00:00+01002016-10-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  11th May to 30th October 2016
VENUE  National Gallery 
George Shaw, the Coventry born artist nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, unveils the culmination of his two-year studio residency at the National Gallery. Using the type of enamel paint more commonly applied to model trains and aeroplane, Shaw has created a new piece on the theme of woodland, using paintings in the collection as inspiration. '... More about this event
 
Painting FlowersPainting FlowersLessons in watercolour painting with artist Jo Lewis.2016-06-26T10:30:00+01002016-06-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Painting Flowers
Magic Carpet Storytelling (Under 5s)Magic Carpet Storytelling (Under 5s)Stories inspired by pictures in the National Gallery.2016-06-26T10:30:00+01002016-06-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Magic Carpet Storytelling (Under 5s)
Musical Magic CarpetMusical Magic CarpetStorytelling sessions for 2-5 year olds.2016-06-26T10:30:00+01002016-06-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Nabucco
Nabucco
Concerts | Until 30th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Sunflowers

"With this opera, it can truly be said that my artistic career began" were the words of Giuseppe Verdi following ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Sunflowers

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Werther
Concerts | Until 13th July 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Sunflowers

Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigolo lead the cast in Benoit Jacquot's production of Massenet's operatic tragedy, Werther . Based ...More

The Royal Opera: Nabucco
Concerts | Until 30th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Sunflowers

Placido Domingo and Dmitri Platanias take the title role in Daniele Abbado's production of Verdi's epic opera. A co-production with ...More

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from The Sunflowers

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
Much Ado About Nothing
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from The Sunflowers

Iris Theatre presents a promenade production of William Shakespeare's comedy based around politics of the court....More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 30th July 2016 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Sunflowers

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from The Sunflowers

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Sunflowers

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Sunflowers

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
 
 
 
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