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To celebrate Thomas Lawrence the Gallery has joined with The Chesterfield, a luxurious boutique hotel located in the heart of Mayfair, to offer you the chance to win a fabulous weekend for two in London.

The Prize includes two nights luxury stay in a superior double room with full English breakfast and a three course dinner at the elegant Butler’s restaurant. We are also offering the lucky winner a sumptuous Champagne Cream Tea for two in the Gallery’s stunning roof-top Portrait Restaurant and an exhibition catalogue (RRP £40).

‘The old-world charm of The Chesterfield offers exceptional service to connoisseurs of the fine arts. Elegant, discreet and intimate – your home away from home where no request is too large, no detail too small.’

The Chesterfield has been awarded ‘best in class’ in the AA’s Inspectors’ Choice Awards and is Mayfair’s only red star accredited hotel in 2010/2011.

To enter this fabulous competition, simply fill in your details below. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory. Closing date for entries is Sunday 23 January 2011. Terms and Conditions apply.

This competition is now closed.

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