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National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
+44 20 7747 2885
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USD 80.98*
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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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Private Tour: National Gallery Tour in London with Art Historian Guide
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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
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7747 2885
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Reviewed yesterday

Wouldn't dare try to do justice to describing the works of art on show. Much iconic art from throughout the world. Get guide or audio to make most of visit. And it's free. When visited in January not too busy, no queue to get in....More

Thank georgedoull
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were attracted by the special exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and booked for paid tickets ahead. It was a thoroughly rewarding experience starting with the Van Eyck portrait of a couple with a circular mirror behind them which became a feature of so much of...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed yesterday

I spent 2 hours here to look through some of the collections. There're so many to explore thus I'll definitely pay more visits in the future.

Thank alienwang2012
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice to stroll through this beautiful museum for free. Wonderful collection of art spanning centuries.

Thank Ray5823
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I wanted to see the Pooh Bear exhibition. I arrived via the tie be trance and duly followed signs to the exhibition. On arrival at the entrance I was told to go to the ticket office in the shop. I went to the shop to...More

Thank suziebuzz
Reviewed 2 days ago

I can glide through a gallery taking in the art, I am not one to stand and look at a piece for an hour. I am sure that the gallery would be appreciate more by people that have an interest in it.

Thank OakLodgeRetreat
Reviewed 2 days ago

I try to go to the London galleries as often as possible but if I had time for just one, this would be it. I love everything from the building, the sense f space inside and the collections that seem to go on forever. Just...More

Thank Lambo-Girl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had some time to kill on a wet Saturday afternoon in Trafalgar Square before the lights were switched on for Lumiere 2018, so popped in to the gallery - admission free (donations welcome towards the upkeep of this lovely facility). With well over 2,000 paintings...More

Thank Margaret151151
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I spent a wonderful few hours here on a rainy Saturday and I could have spent hours longer as I only saw a fraction of what was on display. It was busy but it didn’t mar the experience in any way. The rooms housing the...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 2 days ago

WE have visited many tie, but each visit brings our attention to some new speciality. Be sure to take a floor plan since the exhibits are vast and you can easily get lost.

Thank LarryRuth
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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Hi! We felt the same way. We took a "hop on/hop off" bus tour on our first day. it was worth the price. There are several different companies to choose from but they all seem to offer basically the same tours. We paid 37... More