Petit Déjeuner à la National Gallery date idea illustration

Petit Déjeuner à la National Gallery

Duration: 2 hours
Budget: $0 (Free entry)

Start your day at the National Gallery, where you and your loved one can enjoy breakfast at the gallery's café. Savor a hearty English breakfast or typical continental options amid the striking murals and art installations. After breakfast, take a guided tour of the Gallery, immersing yourself in its timeless art collections. Despite being a popular tourist attraction, the Gallery is serene and calm in the mornings, providing a perfect setting for a romantic and enlightening journey through art history.

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  • You and your partner wake up early enough to beat the usual crowd in London. The streets are quieter, and the air is still a tad crisp from the night. You make your way to the heart of the city where the National Gallery is situated.
  • You enter the café, filled with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and baked pastries. You enjoy a delicious breakfast surrounded by the inspiring ambience of an art gallery. Afterward, hand in hand, you and your beloved start exploring the gallery’s countless beautiful art pieces.
  • Despite millions of lives hustling and bustling outside, you two create a quiet bubble of your own within the art gallery, making it an unforgettable and charming morning.

Preparation steps:

  • Make sure to check the opening hours of the National Gallery and its café on its official website.
  • Since it’s a morning date, dressing up in smart casual or simple daywear would be appropriate. Comfortable shoes are also recommended as you'll be walking around to view different art pieces.
  • It could also be fun to do some preliminary online research on some artworks that are housed in the Gallery. This will make it more interesting and fruitful as you can look out for those pieces during your date.

Some tips:

  • For a seamless experience, it’s better to aim at arriving at the gallery right when it opens. In the morning, crowds are less, and the surroundings are more peaceful.
  • While in the gallery, remember to keep a respectful noise level, as others are there to enjoy the artwork as well.
  • The National Gallery is located in Trafalgar Square and there are various tourist attractions nearby, such as the lively West End. You can plan the rest of your day exploring these attractions after your date at the gallery.

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