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National Gallery

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is on show 361 days a year, free of charge.
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Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7747 2885
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Reviewed today via mobile

You can make this an hour visit or a five hour visit depending on what your interests are-easy, busy, extremely convenient

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Reviewed today via mobile

Like all London's great museums the National is free to enter. This means two things.. 1) it is VERY busy 2) on a rainy day multiply that Something for everyone in here. For me loved the Turner, portraiture, velazquez and the Van Gogh. Obvious choices...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed today

Absolutely my favorite museum in London. Iconic masterpieces by the masters of each era. Van Gogh's sunflowers and the chair, the ambassadors by Holbein, Monet, Da Vinci, the paintings so gorgeous and powerful that kids and adults alike were completely taken by them.

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Free admission Has my favourite painting of Van Gogh Could spend hours here really Best of all is a printing service where you can buy a canvas of your favourite gallery painting Very reasonably priced and quick Visit the shop first, buy your painting and...More

Thank richardmartin007
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As one would expect, the National Gallery is home to a very impressive collection of art works. The spacious gallery is centrally located and the catalogue reads like a who’s who from the art world. Highly recommended.

Thank Zenobia240
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a good place for a rainy day wander around. OK if you're into your art then you'll take it a bit more seriously but anyone will get a buzz from just taking a stroll around the galleries.

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It can be repetitive. After you've seen a crown, the other twenty look the same. Same goes for armours. You walk mile inside the impressive castle, looking at original king's and queen's belongings, which is impressive at first but at some point you get the...More

Thank David__Haifa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A brilliant exhibition of world and British art I cannot recommend it highly enough if visiting our great capital of the greatest country in the world GREAT Britain

Thank RGBeardie
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it is always a great experience to visit this museum. you will not be disappointed. if you go during busy summer days, try to go early.

1  Thank jess_smithsf
Reviewed yesterday

I love the fact that London has many no cost museums. Their National Gallery has a very good collection of the masters and not so well known artists. I love that you walk through with a audio guide and rooms are set up in times/periods.

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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Alexa C
2 June 2018|
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Response from Marilyn A | Reviewed this property |
Your 14 year old will enjoy the V&A more as it has a wider variety of objects. My 13 year old loved it. But you really should try and get to the National Gallery as well as it has some of the best and most famous painting... More
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