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Queen's Gallery, London

Buckingham Palace Road
England SW1
Tel: 44 207 766 7301
Tube: Victoria, Green Park, or Hyde Park Corner's insider take:

Who has one of the most important and valuable art collections in the world? Yes, the Queen of England. Only a fraction of her pieces, which include paintings by Dürer, Rubens, and Van Dyck as well as works by Fabergé, can be displayed at any one time, but at least the $40 million expansion of HRH's Gallery in 2002 has managed to get more of the Royal Collection out to the plebs. There are also temporary exhibitions—and a secretly great shop for those ironic royal-themed gifts.

Open daily 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
The gallery will be closed through March 2007 as a new exhibit is installed.

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