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National Gallery

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7747 2885
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much to see, but we were limited on time. It is worthwhile taking a visit to see some amazing works of art and even the architecture inside the building was beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank terrysT8879QS
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much to see and it is an iconic location so we visited several times. A great place to go back to and see the smaller areas that you may have missed. Something for everyone and you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MiloMagic2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Closed to China Town and easy to reach by bus or tube. Valuable to visit, many famous oil paints displays

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ppttwong
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were happy that the National Gallery was so close to our hotel. It's has some beautiful paintings and an interesting flow to the building. If you know it will rain, consider a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am always amazed by how other countries (unlike our poor Italy) always manage to get the most value from their artistic goods. Museum are almost always free, and this is due to a different mentality which looks more at the importance of letting grow...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank D5776QVleonardoc
Reviewed 2 days ago

The National Gallery is the Paradise of Pictures. I loved to spent several hours in this wonderful museum. I strongly recommend to everybody to spent some hours in this place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WolfOfRock
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here to see the giant leopard slug installation. I loved it. The slugs are just so cool and I love it that the white lights on the building are ‘slug slime’ and the blue lights are their mating ‘slime’ - such a fantastic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shonas804
Reviewed 2 days ago

Where can you enrich your life for virtually nothing and enjoy so much wonderful art that lifts your heart and makes you wonder at the skill of the fabulous artists

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mikeloach
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Do stop in the National Gallery while in London. The collections and variety of art are incredible. The rooms can be a bit confusing to navigate and it's a large museum, so plan to spend at least a couple of hours. You could easily spend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JanisL51
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the National Gallery to specifically see Monet's work. What a wonderful experience to tell people I saw that painting. I enjoyed Monet's work; but, I fell in love with Picasso's Mother and Child. We did not have time to see it all....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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2 December 2018|
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Response from MillyT73 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but due to an unknown Rembrandt in packing area, they now don't take Monet, cards only.
Alexa C
3 June 2018|
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Response from hdthequeen | Reviewed this property |
I wasn’t as impressed with the V&A museum, but I absolutely loved the National Gallery because there are so many different types of art to see. If you want to see things other than paintings, then the V&A museum might be... More
Christopher L
3 June 2018|
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Response from shymaa_ali | Reviewed this property |
60 minutes.