Last Minute Listing: Christmas Shopping At The National Gallery

By M@ Last edited 108 months ago
Last Minute Listing: Christmas Shopping At The National Gallery

It may be a bit busier tonight.

The term 'national treasure' gets bandied about all too readily these days. But the pictures of the country's foremost gallery really do fit the bill. Like any national treasure, they're also eminently marketable. The gallery contains at least three gift shops that we're aware of, selling everything from a Fighting Temeraire fridge magnet to a Virgin on the Rocks address book, and this weird ear-knife combination figurine. Not sure what that's all about. Anyhoo, all the bounteous goods from the regular catalog, plus special Christmas decorations and 20% off the gallery's Christmas cards can be garnered from 6.30 tonight in the Sainsbury Wing's shop. The first 50 customers (with voucher) will receive a special goody bag of books and stocking fillers. All visitors (over 18) can relax with a complimentary glass of mulled wine and chill to the choons of live Spanish classical music. A far more civilised way to do your Christmas shopping than spending Crimbo Eve queueing up in Westfield. The evening will be repeated next week at the same time.

Last Updated 20 November 2009