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National Gallery

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Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7747 2885
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Today
10:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
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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Beautiful!

Absolutely Beautiful with breathtaking architecture as well as stunning paintings. As well as commenting on Degas, Cezanne, Renoir and Monet I had a detailed look at much earlier... read more

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely Beautiful with breathtaking architecture as well as stunning paintings. As well as commenting on Degas, Cezanne, Renoir and Monet I had a detailed look at much earlier works from the Masters of the sixteenth century.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you visit London you have to go here! The experience of standing in front of these masterpieces goes beyond words. All the masters are there, visit the website first to plan what you MUST see, then spend hours more marvelling at the sheer beauty of the other paintings, I have always wanted to see Van Gogh masterpieces (and I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

With no charge for admission, this is a wonderful place to see and appreciate some national treasures. The art is displayed beautifully and the building is impressed. We enjoyed our visit very much indeed.

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Not one of those high entry fee museums; this one is free. Wide range of historic paintings from traditional to impressionist. Take your time to stroll thru gallery after gallery; we spent about 3 hours, skipping some rooms that didn't personally appeal to us but would surely be of interest to others. You will see paintings that you had only... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A flying visit with plenty of wonderful art on show. You'll struggle to view Van Gogh's paintings as these are completely packed out by visiting nationalities. You'll meet some of the rudest people as you try and catch a view! Just give them a slight elbow dig.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The details of some of the artwork was absolutely breathtaking. There were pieces from artists all over the world and it was nice to see continuities and changes through time. Not only was the artwork itself beautiful but the arrangement and decor do the museum itself was very helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just had a great time here again- love the impressionists and painting throughout history. Staff helpful, but cafe really busy.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

me and my dad went there and my school it was a fun day out there was restraunts and everything like shops for suverners

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I love the NG because it is not so big that you get lost struggling to find the paintings you are more interested into: in two hours you can almost see the entire splendid collection (Impressionism is a must: the best collection after NY's Met). There's just one odd thing: sometimes the disposition of the collection lacks of logic (all... More 

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

The National Gallery has a wealth of stunning art from all genres. It has something for everyone. The paintings are displayed in spacious galleries with plenty of seating available from which to admire the art. It is a quiet and peaceful place so the children need to respect that.

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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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