If one wants to penetrate into the world of painting throughout time, the National Gallery offers the right pass way - from renaissance up to contemporary art.
On my first visit to the National I was bowled over by the wonderful collection of Rubens' and Van Dyck. On the next visit I couldn't get past the rooms containing the Rembrandts. And on the third visit I got happily lost among the other Dutch paintings, which include a lovely Avercamp and Vermeer. Really, the gallery contains so many... More
This was the most recent of several visits. The vast spaces and huge collections are always a joy. It is Free for the main spaces, and several exhibits were available for a fee. Staff are helpful when needed, art is very good, and despite the high traffic volume in the rooms, it is nice to see so many others who... More
I loved exploring all the different areas of the museum. I loved the high ceilings and different wall paper which really flattered many of the pieces within the gallery. This place is extra special because my now Fiance surprised me there. I'm so happy they had a coat check for him to store his things while we continued the exploration.
There must be something to suit everyone here but the thing I like most is that you can simply dip in and out if you visit London regularly. There is a danger of overload if you wander so plan a route before you begin if there are specifics you want to see or just see where the eye takes you.... More
Visited the National Gallery with my partner today and we both had a fantastic time. There is a fantastic variety of art on display covering a range of countries, art styles and time periods. Admission is free and looking around at a reasonable pace took us approximately 2 hours. We were very impressed by how well preserved some of the... More
There is no good reason for not visiting the National Gallery, for anyone interested in art it is simply unmissable but even for those with very little interest in art the collection on show is so eclectic and so awe inspiring that it would be difficult to see what kind of aesthetics are not catered for. It does get busy... More
This is a wonderful place, so much to see and to learn about. Take your time to study the pictures in detail, analyse what the artist is saying to you. So many iconic items, famous images, wonderful skill. Take a couple of hours to do a whistle-stop tour, or spend a whole day there, or even more than one day.... More
I love the National Gallery and I suggested it as a good place for lunch with a colleague. I was looking forward to my grouse; it would be my first of the season and it was a huge disappointment. I was not expected a great deal. One imagines that the restaurant sits between high-end mass catering and good restaurants but... More
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