Discover 'Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings' at the British Museum in London

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Experience 'Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings' – one of the most exciting exhibitions of 2010 - at the British Museum in London, and enjoy a luxury stay with official hotel partner Hilton Hotels from just £156 including 2 VIP tickets.
Featuring 100 exquisite preparatory drawings by artists including Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Mantegna, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Verrocchio, the British Museum in London’s latest innovative exhibition invites you to explore the evolution of drawing, which laid the foundations of High Renaissance Art.

In a unique collaboration with the Uffizi in Florence and the British Museum, 'Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings' charts the increasing importance, shift in style and artistic thinking of preparatory drawings by painters, sculptors and architects in 15th-century Italy. With the use of infrared and other innovative technologies, discover fresh insights into how drawing allowed painters to experiment and explore with a freedom not always reflected in their finished works. Witness the trend towards depiction of movement and expression of emotion, often inspired by classical antiquity. Don’t miss 'Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings' at the British Museum with VIP tickets including fast-track weekend access, and enjoy a luxury stay at any of Hilton’s 14 London hotels from just £156 per room per night.

What’s included:
  • Accommodation at any of Hilton’s 14 hotels in London
  • Famous Hilton Breakfast
  • 2 exhibition tickets
  • Exclusive weekend tickets to the exhibition at the most popular entry times
  • Price includes tax
  • 20% off exhibition catalogue for Hilton guests
  • Audio guide hire at £2 instead of £4.50 per person
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Captions for Italian Renaissance Drawings:
Andrea del Verrocchio, Head of a woman. Charcoal, heightened with lead white, c. 1475. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Andrea Mantegna, Man lying on a stone slab. Charcoal, pen and brown ink, c. 1475–1485. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Michelangelo, An old man wearing a hat (so-called Philosopher). Pen and two shades of brown ink, c. 1495–1500. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Vittore Carpaccio, Head of a man with a cap and long hair. Brush drawing in brown ink, heightened with white, over black chalk, on blue paper,

c. 1475–1522. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Gentile Bellini, A Turkish Janissary. Pen and black ink, c. 1479–1481. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Leonardo da Vinci, Bust of a warrior in profile. Silverpoint drawing, c. 1475–1480. © The Trustees of the British Museum.
Terms & conditions

Pricing Disclaimer

Prices are subject to change and availability. Prices featured are 'from' rates and are the lowest available rates during validity. *note that the exhibition runs on a strict timed entry to ensure optimum visitor enjoyment. For full details on selected time entry access for each package, see terms & conditions of this offer below.

Terms & conditions


This offer is valid only at the following hotels, from 23rd April 2010 to 25th July 2010 for arrivals Friday, Saturday and Sunday: London Hilton on Park Lane, The Waldorf Hilton, Hilton London Metropole, Hilton London Kensington, Hilton London Olympia, Hilton London Paddington, Hilton London Euston, Hilton London Green Park, Hilton London Hyde Park, Hilton London Canary Wharf, Hilton London Tower Bridge, Hilton London Islington, Hilton London Docklands, The Trafalgar Hotel These offers are valid for new bookings only. No further discounts apply. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

Exhibition entry times:

The exhibition runs on a strict timed entry to ensure optimum visitor enjoyment. Please arrive at the stated arrival time. Italian Drawings Exhibition Saturday AM – arrive for entry at 11am
Italian Drawings Exhibition Saturday PM – arrive for entry at 3pm
Italian Drawings Exhibition Sunday AM – arrive for entry at 11am
Italian Drawings Exhibition Sunday PM – arrive for entry at 1.40pm


This offer is subject to availability and an allocation of rooms. Exhibition is closed on UK Bank Holidays.


Prices are charged in local currency, and converted for guidance only. Prices are subject to change at any time, and lowest price is quoted as a "from" rate. Prices are quoted per room on a bed & breakfast basis regardless of the number of guests, and includes 2 exhibition tickets per room booking, and VAT.

Payment and Cancellation

The rates offered are only bookable a minimum of 21 days or more prior to arrival. Full non-refundable credit card prepayment is required at time of booking. Booking is non-changeable.


Confirmation of reservation must be shown at check-in. Tickets will not be provided at hotel check-in. Two adult exhibition tickets will be supplied on arrival at the British Museum.
Identification must be taken to the Ticket Desk at The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG. Acceptable identification is Hilton Key Card holder, Hilton Confirmation Email. credit card, driving licence, passport . Your pre-assigned tickets will be waiting for you.
Exhibition is held at The Reading Room at The British Museum. Additional adult or children's tickets cannot be purchased at the hotel and are not guaranteed to be available for purchase at the museum ticket desk.
Guests must arrive promptly at the arrival time stated on the package booked, as late entry is not guaranteed.

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