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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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Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7747 2885
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Reviewed today

The museum is amazing, but very big. If you are not an expert art fan, go for the highlights. There is no way one can see everything. I recommend a reasonably quick stroll through the first rooms and then a long and enjoyable visit to...More

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Reviewed today

More stuff than you can see in a lifetime, but you can't spend more than 2 hours. Surprises around every corner.

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed today

Museums tend to be stuffy, crowded and have long lines. My wife and I were delighted to find no "queue" when went over to the Gallery. We browsed with ease and were in and out in probably an hour. You just get this unbelievable historic...More

Thank Resort792448
Reviewed today

The most comprehensive art collection in the capital. And costs nothing to visit, except for special exhibitions. My father took me as a ten year old and I have come back whilst visiting London ever since. This imbued me with a lifelong desire for art...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I strongly recommed the visit. Free entrance. Excellent location. The National Portrait Gallery is within steps of distance. Very nice too.

Thank Maria del Refug... G
Reviewed yesterday

One of the must visit of London particularly if you love art . It is fairly large exhibitions of master pieces and some times with the influx of tourists and enthusiasts can be time consuming. I have visited different parts at each occasion visiting London...More

Thank Gardesh76
Reviewed yesterday

Finally after many trips to London, made it to the National Gallery and it did not disappoint. I can't wait to go back. The impressionist exhibition was well laid out, beautifully presented. I took loads of pictures of the building itself it was so stunning...More

Thank Quest65775810156
Reviewed yesterday

Obviously this is worth a visit if you are on a trip to London. Some amazing art work by Old masters here, The Building itself is also quite something to walk around. It will obviously be very busy and there is security going in so...More

Thank Andrew W
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The National Gallery can be visited free of charge and is huge. To see all the paintings from the big masters of the art you need hours. Various rooms, you really need a map. We had to ask our way around a few times. Trying...More

Thank AnnaL_10
Reviewed yesterday

Really worthwhile visit to see the French Impressionists last week. Well set out, so you can see the similarities and differences. Just enough of any single artist and excellent choice of works that brought out the individual characteristics and ideas. For example, Seurat's workers by...More

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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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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
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