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National Gallery

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7747 2885
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10:00 - 21:00
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Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the...

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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Best National Gallery in the World? Probably.

I go to this gallery pretty much every month and it never runs out of interest. If you love painting then you simply must visit this gallery. If you don't like painting, then... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I go to this gallery pretty much every month and it never runs out of interest. If you love painting then you simply must visit this gallery. If you don't like painting, then maybe this isn't for you, it's a painting paradise.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The collection is really impressive, but due to the fact that the museum was too crowded I, personally, did not enjoyed it.

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Brandesburton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dropped in while passing time waiting for my train home! Really nice atmosphere the paintings are amazing! It's was busy but in no way cramped. Lots of foreign tourists and it was free!! A real credit to our country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time there. Very famous gallery. And it's understandable why: it has a lot of very rare, beautiful and stunning paintings. The service is fast and friendly. Be ready for crowd on the weekends. And it's not empty even during the week days.

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Portraits from all ages. A trip in time for those who are passionate about the brushstroke that brings faces to life. A must-see for art appreciators.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Overwhelming collection of world renown art work. Good to have a specific area to see. Pick a particular artist or time period to see in a day. Great gift shop as well.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National Gallery is one of many places in London with great importance. Be prepared to spend hours of your life pondering over the smallest and largest details of every work of art. If your planning to spend a day in London and the National Gallery is on your list then this could take up most of your time.

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Cashel, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free to get in this place is incredible. From every century you can see masterpieces and for some this is the place to come and see paintings from Michaelangelo to Van Gogh.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful Gallery to while away the hours and attend special exhibitions. Always something new to discover and really good facilities for refreshments.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is not to be missed during a visit to London! It was such an enriching experience to see the paintings and art treasures inside!

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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 these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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