Westland London – Dealers in architectural antiques

Westland London: St Michael’s Church, Leonard St, London EC2A 4QX, United Kingdom
Nearest Tube: Old Street
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00am – 5:30 pm, Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm, Sunday: Closed
(check website to confirm details)
Website            Location

 

Think Dickensian. Think Downton Abbey. Think Titanic. It’s all here, rooms and rooms of treasures from past times rescued and restored at Westland’s in the befitting environment of St Michael’s Church, London.

Westland’s are dealers in antiques and architectural antiques established over 40 years ago by the late Geoff Westland. Its London base is at St Michael’s Church, worth a visit in itself, houses many fascinating antiques for sale.  All items are displayed as if on a stage or the set of a film as you walk from scene to scene.

A wooden aeroplane propeller, a ship’s wheel, an art deco chandelier, bells from an old church that is no more. So many fireplaces in wood, metal, marble crafted a hundred years ago. Majestic garden statues, looking like great fallen movie stars, waiting for the next chapter in their lives. Around  every corner another story awaits.

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Truly a gem in the heart of London. If you are a daydreamer or want to buy something unique for your home, with provenance, then step back in time and visit Westland London. 

Follow link to website to read more about Westland, its history and view catalogues.

Website

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National Gallery – The Sunflowers

Blow away those winter blues and visit room 45 of The National Gallery.

See paintings by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, Rousseau, Toulouse – Lautrec.

So, what are your plans for lunch today?

The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN.
Website: http:/www.nationalgallery.org.uk
Cost: Free

See this link for paintings in Room 45.

Why not download an audio tour from here, provided by the National Gallery, includes Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

Banksy Tunnel – Leake Street

View some inspiring street art in Leake Street and enjoy some official anti-establishment graffiti.

Usually you will see some street artists at work, and quite often photo shoots of cyber punk looking models posing in front of transient art work.  Wiki states the tunnel was  “initially created during the “Cans Festival” organised by Banksy on 3-5 May 2008″ .

You always get some great clicks here.

Just round the corner on Lower Marsh is a plethora of trendy coffee shops, my favourite is Scooterworks.

Enjoy!

Leake Street
Lambeth, London SE1 7NN
Cost: Free