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National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
+44 20 7747 2885
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Small-Group Guided Tour of the National Gallery in London
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Small-Group Tour: The National Gallery and British Museum in London
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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 yesterday

Although it may be a little bit crowded around the most famous artworks, the fact that it is a free museum, in such a wonderfull location makes it impossible for a tourist not to appreciate this beautiful museum. One can easily go through it in...More

Thank Marcelo G
Reviewed yesterday

Loved this place, holds so much charm and history...a must visit place in London. And its free!!!..!

Thank Tim I
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's free it's amazing , check out the portrait gallery to the side , stunning . It's a must do whether you like art or not .... fantastic

Thank victoriar698
Reviewed yesterday

Doesn't matter if you've only got a couple of hours or if you can spare a full day, this is a must. We saw famous pictures, including The Haywain by Constable, great views from Canaletto, Monet and Manet, and came out uplifted. Expect good security...More

Thank Bisel2014
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful gallery. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip around the UK. Expect long lines in the summer, also they can be a bit touchy when it comes to flash photography. It's not far from all the other attractions in London.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed yesterday

London can be expensive, but there are many free attractions. The gallery can be busy, especially around Van Gogh's sunflowers, but there is plenty of space to spread out. There are great paintings by Turner, Degas, Monet, etc. We went to the cafe twice for...More

Thank RobTor
Reviewed yesterday

Walking though this gallery is just wow at every room, their collection is soooooo beautiful. I loved their Velázquez, Rembrandt, Goya and Botticelli.

Thank Jean C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing museum full of priceless art throughout the ages! Find your favorite gallery or your favorite artist and soak up some incredible art! Always remember to look up at the gorgeous ceilings and down at the gorgeous inlaid floors! Great gift shop too!

Thank nowpacking
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful venue housing amazing art work. A beautiful building. Family friendly. Staff very helpful. Great location. Easy access. Perfect for a day out.

Thank Jan P
Reviewed yesterday

For a free gallery like others in London, this place offers so much. If you any little bit into art, this place is full of some great works. It is very conveniently located and is usually pretty busy for that reason. I love going back...More

Thank Blueunderthebridge
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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11 August 2017|
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Response from Helen D | Reviewed this property |
Superb gallery. It is free and very enjoyable
16 July 2017|
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Response from audreyblack15 | Reviewed this property |
Tube to Charing Cross ,then short walk to Trafalgar Square the up a short incline to Portrait gallery .Any bus going to Trafalgar Square is also very handy