The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour™ is a collection of priceless paintings set free around the streets of London by the National Gallery and Hewlett-Packard.

Over the course of twelve weeks in summer the streets of Soho, Piccadilly and Covent Garden were lined with some of the world's most famous paintings, turning the West End into a giant gallery.

Walkers were able to use our interactive map to find out which paintings were hanging where, or they could pick one of the specially designed tours, print out a map and download an audio guide for inside information on the paintings.

More adventurous enthusiasts could create their own tour by picking the paintings they wanted to see, and then calling the phone numbers listed at each painting site to get the who, the why, the what and the when.

All the paintings on The Grand Tour™ were beautiful reproductions produced by our sponsors Hewlett Packard and Adidas golf. But don't worry . you can still visit the real thing every day free of charge in the National Gallery collection.