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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 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  

LondonTown.com - The Sunflowers Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London's Best Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near The Sunflowers

Near The Sunflowers
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  34% 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 £111  29% 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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £114  27% off
St Martins Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
One of Radisson's more intimate venues with only 60 rooms, this boutique hotel is tucked down a quiet street in the heart of Theatreland. The National ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Sunflowers

Near The Sunflowers
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from The Sunflowers
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 6 minutes from The Sunflowers
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes from The Sunflowers
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near The Sunflowers

Near The Sunflowers
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near The Sunflowers

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Sunflowers
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near The Sunflowers

The best shops and markets near The Sunflowers
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Sunflowers
Retro sweet shops are all the rage at the moment. In the Covent Garden area alone you'll find half a dozen of them, one of which ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near The Sunflowers

What are the best dining options near The Sunflowers London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as The Sunflowers
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 and from the people behind Arbutus and Wild Honey, Les Deux Salons combines French brasserie dining and the elegance ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near The Sunflowers

Near The Sunflowers
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from The Sunflowers
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 16 minutes from The Sunflowers
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 18 minutes from The Sunflowers
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near The Sunflowers

The Sunflowers gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Sunflowers
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near The Sunflowers

The best pubs near London The Sunflowers.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Sunflowers
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near The Sunflowers

The Sunflowers clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from The Sunflowers
Hotel bar on Trafalgar Square with public roof terrace. This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, the Trafalgar Hotel ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vista
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 3 minutes from The Sunflowers
This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, Vista is a rooftop bar upon the boutique Trafalgar Hotel. The ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near The Sunflowers

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Sunflowers.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 

National Gallery events

 
Red: A Colour Of Quality In Paint, Silk And Wool: In Every Sense: TalkRed: A Colour Of Quality In Paint, Silk And Wool: In Every Sense: TalkA discussion of the colour red.22nd July 2014Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Red: A Colour Of Quality In Paint, Silk And Wool: In Every Sense: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 1pm-1.45pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
A discussion of the colour red.
The Making And Meaning Of Colour: CourseThe Making And Meaning Of Colour: CourseLecturer Richard Stemp looks at the challenges of making pigments and what colour means to artists.22nd July 2014Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Ends Today
The Making And Meaning Of Colour: Course
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 11am-1pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Lecturer Richard Stemp looks at the challenges of making pigments and what colour means to artists.
Drouais: Madame De Pompadour At Her Tambour Frame: TalkDrouais: Madame De Pompadour At Her Tambour Frame: TalkA 10-minute talk.22nd July 2014Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventEnds Today
Drouais: Madame De Pompadour At Her Tambour Frame: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 4pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
A 10-minute talk.
Making ColourMaking ColourMaking ColourThe first exhibition of this calibre in Britain to be arranged purely by pigment, Making Colour takes us on a journey through the history of colour. Sure to be a visually striking exhibition, paintings from the National Gallery's collection are arranged according to their colours, with each room dedicated to a particular colour including a room of 22nd July 2014Sunday 7th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Ongoing
Making Colour
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  18th June to 7th September 2014
VENUE  National Gallery 
The first exhibition of this calibre in Britain to be arranged purely by pigment, Making Colour takes us on a journey through the history of colour. Sure to be a visually striking exhibition, paintings from the National Gallery's collection are arranged according to their colours, with each room dedicated to a particular colour including a room of ... More about this event
 
Artistic Exchanges: Corot, Costa, LeightonArtistic Exchanges: Corot, Costa, LeightonLandscape sketches and paintings which reveal the connections between three artists, Giovanni Costa, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Frederic, Lord Leighton as they contributed to a tradition of artists studying nature in Italy.22nd July 2014Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Artistic Exchanges: Corot, Costa, Leighton
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  11th June to 3rd September 2014
VENUE  National Gallery 
Landscape sketches and paintings which reveal the connections between three artists, Giovanni Costa, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Frederic, Lord Leighton as they contributed to a tradition of artists studying nature in Italy.
Take One Picture - Discover, Imagine, ExploreTake One Picture - Discover, Imagine, ExplorePrimary school children respond to Willem Kalf's painting Still Life With Drinking-Horn, which shows a collection of objects chosen for their colour and texture, with artworks in a range of media, digital animation, dance and opera.22nd July 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Take One Picture - Discover, Imagine, Explore
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  12th June to 21st September 2014
VENUE  National Gallery 
Primary school children respond to Willem Kalf's painting Still Life With Drinking-Horn, which shows a collection of objects chosen for their colour and texture, with artworks in a range of media, digital animation, dance and opera.
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance PaintingBuilding the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance PaintingBuilding the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance PaintingThe architecture in Italian Renaissance painting is explored through works by 14th, 15th and 16th century artists including Duccio, Botticelli and Crivelli at this exhibition in the Sunley Room of the National Gallery. Building the Picture also explores the way architecture was used to frame sitters in figurative paintings and depict biblical stori22nd July 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  30th April to 21st September 2014
VENUE  National Gallery 
The architecture in Italian Renaissance painting is explored through works by 14th, 15th and 16th century artists including Duccio, Botticelli and Crivelli at this exhibition in the Sunley Room of the National Gallery. Building the Picture also explores the way architecture was used to frame sitters in figurative paintings and depict biblical stori... More about this event
 
Green: TalkGreen: TalkExplore visual connections between paintings.24th July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Green: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 24th July 2014 at 1pm-1.15pm and 1.20pm-1.35pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Explore visual connections between paintings.
Talk And Draw: WorkshopTalk And Draw: Workshop25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Talk And Draw: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 25th July 2014 - 1pm-2pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Colour And Perception: LectureColour And Perception: LectureWith Professor Anya Hurlbert, Director of the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University.25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
Colour And Perception: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 25th July 2014 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
With Professor Anya Hurlbert, Director of the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University.
 

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The Making And Meaning Of Colour: Course
Exhibitions | Until 22nd July 2014 

National Gallery

Lecturer Richard Stemp looks at the challenges of making pigments and what colour means to artists....More

Making Colour
Making Colour
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

National Gallery

The first exhibition of this calibre in Britain to be arranged purely by pigment, Making Colour takes us on a ...More

 
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

National Gallery

The architecture in Italian Renaissance painting is explored through works by 14th, 15th and 16th century artists including Duccio, Botticelli ...More

 
Take One Picture - Discover, Imagine, Explore
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

National Gallery

Primary school children respond to Willem Kalf's painting Still Life With Drinking-Horn, which shows a collection of objects chosen for ...More

Artistic Exchanges: Corot, Costa, Leighton
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2014 

National Gallery

Landscape sketches and paintings which reveal the connections between three artists, Giovanni Costa, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Frederic, Lord Leighton as ...More

Portrait Of The Day: Stamford Raffles: Talk
Exhibitions | On 22nd July 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

A discussion of a chosen portrait....More

Hans Holbein Re-made: Copies And Versions Of Portraits From The Tudor Court
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

A selection of the gallery's copies of Holbein's popular portraits, all of which have undergone technical analysis to provide an ...More

No End Of A Lesson: The Boer War, 1899-1902
Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Archive material including portraits and stories shedding light on a controversial war that changed the global perception of the British ...More

 
 
 
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