The Sunflowers

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 27TH APRIL 2014

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25th January 2014 until 27th April 2014
 
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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.

 

About National Gallery

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

The Sunflowers images

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 Events 2014

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Hotels near The Sunflowers

Near The Sunflowers
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  42% 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  35% 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 16 minutes from The Sunflowers
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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

 
Talk And Draw: WorkshopTalk And Draw: Workshop2nd August 2014Saturday 2nd August 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Talk And Draw: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 1pm-2.30pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
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 2nd August 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
 
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 stori2nd August 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
 
Family Walk And Talk: Through The Rainbow: Green, Blue And PurpleFamily Walk And Talk: Through The Rainbow: Green, Blue And PurpleJoin us on a journey through the collection where we will walk, talk and bring paintings alive! This month's theme is 'Through the Rainbow - Green, Blue and Purple'.3rd August 2014Sunday 3rd August 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Family Walk And Talk: Through The Rainbow: Green, Blue And Purple
event > Tours > Guided Tours - Sightseeing - Guided Walks | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 3rd August 2014 - 12.30pm-1.30pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Join us on a journey through the collection where we will walk, talk and bring paintings alive! This month's theme is 'Through the Rainbow - Green, Blue and Purple'.
Spinning Blue: WorkshopSpinning Blue: Workshop3rd August 2014Tuesday 5th August 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Spinning Blue: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  3rd, 4th and 5th August 2014 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Borrowing From The Past: Reynolds Reworking Of Van Dyck's Charity: TalkBorrowing From The Past: Reynolds Reworking Of Van Dyck's Charity: TalkA talk discussing two paintings.4th August 2014Monday 4th August 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Borrowing From The Past: Reynolds Reworking Of Van Dyck's Charity: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 4th August 2014 - 1pm-1.30pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
A talk discussing two paintings.
Ring A Ring O' Colours: Workshop (Under 5s)Ring A Ring O' Colours: Workshop (Under 5s)Telling a story through art-making and play.4th August 2014Monday 11th August 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Ring A Ring O' Colours: Workshop (Under 5s)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 4th and Monday 11th August 2014 - 10.30am-11.30am
VENUE  National Gallery 
Telling a story through art-making and play.
Venusti: The Purification Of The Temple: TalkVenusti: The Purification Of The Temple: TalkA 10-minute talk.4th August 2014Monday 18th August 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Venusti: The Purification Of The Temple: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  4th, 11th and 18th August 2014 - 4pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
A 10-minute talk.
Artist's Apprentice Workshop: From Pigment To Colour (Ages 7-12)Artist's Apprentice Workshop: From Pigment To Colour (Ages 7-12)Portrait painter Robin-Lee Hall demonstrates the preparation of pigments and the production of paint.4th August 2014Tuesday 19th August 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
Artist's Apprentice Workshop: From Pigment To Colour (Ages 7-12)
event > Kids Events
DATES  4th & 5th, 11th & 12th and 18th & 19th Aug 2014
VENUE  National Gallery 
Portrait painter Robin-Lee Hall demonstrates the preparation of pigments and the production of paint.
Stay And Play (Under 5s)Stay And Play (Under 5s)Drop-in session to explore a playful, hands-on environment.4th August 2014Tuesday 19th August 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Stay And Play (Under 5s)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  4th & 5th, 11th & 12th and 18th & 19th Aug 2014
VENUE  National Gallery 
Drop-in session to explore a playful, hands-on environment.
 

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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

 
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

 
Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation (Ages 14-19)
Exhibitions | Until 2nd August 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Drawing workshop with BP Portrait Award artists....More

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

A major exhibition on the life and career of Viriginia Woolf, fearless feminist and author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and ...More

 
BP Portrait Award
BP Portrait Award
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

A homeless man in Germany, an American woman reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, ...More

 
Portrait Of The Day
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

A talk on a chosen portrait....More

Vivaldi Four Seasons By Candlelight
Concerts | On 2nd August 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Ivor Setterfield conducts the Trafalgar Sinfonia to perform Vivaldi's La Stravaganza No 6, Handel's 'Air' From Concerto Grosso No 10, ...More

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Following the departure of Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen - the original Jeeves and Wooster - Robert Webb (Peep Show, ...More

 
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014
Concerts | Until 17th September 2014 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Gallery

Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square ...More

 
 
 
 
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