Great Britain in London: Rehung Romantics at Tate Britain

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Last week, Tate Britain re-opened its Clore Galleries following a major re-hang of its Romantics collection.

We couldn’t think of a better showcase for Great Britain in our World In London series than this stunning collection, featuring more than 170 paintings exploring British romantic art.

JMW Turner, John Constable, William Blake and Samuel Palmer are among the greats whose work is on display and entry is completely free.

You can even see a few romantic representations of London as I spotted a painting of Greenwich Park by Turner and of Hampstead Heath by Constable.

Romantics at Tate Britain until 31 December 2012

Do you have any other suggestions for seeing something classically British in London? Add your thoughts to the comments below.


  1. Lilac says:

    National portrait gallery is a fantastic potted history of Britain in pictures!

  2. LazyLondon says:

    I’m a fan of The Goring hotel. Chintzy, close to Buckingham Palace and you can play croquet on their lawn. So very British!

  3. Zoe J. Griffiths says:

    I think the production of The Merry Wives of Windsor currently playing at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is a particularly good example of something typically British in London at the moment.

    It’s the only comedy Shakespeare based in his own country, about his own class, and there’s something brilliantly British about Christopher Luscombe’s production too. Very funny, very silly, a great British night out.