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Impressionists in London: on the footsteps of Monet and Turner

Impressionism is not a movement it is a philosophy of life.
This tour is lead by one of the best artists in Britain. His artworks are very well known worldwide and are annually exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists.
See the locations for Monet’s extensive series of Westminster and Charing Cross paintings.

. Explore the work of ‘ the undiscovered Impressionist’
. Discover the mystery of Turner’s Burning of Houses of Parliament
. Hear why Westminster Bridge has always inspired artists
. Walk along the marvellous Houses of Parliament
. Visit the National Gallery to view the paintings​
. See the locations for Monet’s extensive series of Westminster

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3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional Artist Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Westminster Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Victoria Embankment
    • Entry/Admission - National Gallery
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

    Meet your guide in front of South Bank Centre. Hear the background of why the impressionists left Paris and sought refuge in London to avoid the Franco-Prussian War. Learn about​ the undiscovered impressionist and his influences on Monet and Van Gogh.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Westminster Bridge, London England

    You will then be escorted to the place where you can view the location where he painted one of his most important works. Retrace your steps along the Thames Path towards St Thomas Hospital viewpoint for many of Monet’s paintings. Hear the story of JWM Turner’s paintings of the fire which​ destroyed the Houses of Parliament and the mystery which has only recently been solved.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6PB England

    Afterwards, your guide will show you the exact locations from which James MacNeil Whistler paid his Nocturne series of paintings and explain how the paintings were so entitled. The locations for Monet’s extensive series of Westminster and Charing Cross paintings will then be visited and importance of this considerable series of works.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Savoy, London England

    You will hear the story regarding Monet’s stay in the Savoy Hotel and whether he did​ reside in ‘the Monet Suite’.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN England

    Your guide will escort to National Gallery to view the paintings in actuality.
    You will also have an opportunity to see the paintings of Sisley and Pissarro who were also resident in London during the same period.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1, UK
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Pigeon Tours

Activity ID: V-66123P44

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