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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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Don't miss out on the paying exhibitions

Some historic and amazing art in a wonderful location - don't forget to check out the architecture as you browse the paintings. Amazing Austrailian Impressionist exhibition for... read more

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some historic and amazing art in a wonderful location - don't forget to check out the architecture as you browse the paintings. Amazing Austrailian Impressionist exhibition for an extra £7.50 when we went in January 17 - bargain!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National Gallery is one of London's national cultural treasures, and I never tire of going there -- for free. But they also put on very good special exhibitions at reasonable prices, and the current one of Australian Impressionists is no exception. If you like the European and American Impressionists, then this exhibition is for you. It features four of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The world of art available in one place. Take your time and focus on the era/artists you like -it would take many visits to see it al! Staff very helpful in helping you find areas you want to see. Great gift shop.

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one of the best musuem that oi had visited , if you are fun of art you should visit it . the entrance is free

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Whoever visits London should deffinately go for a walk. Great collection of paintings. The entrance is free however there are some exhibitions which are not free but worth visiting!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the National Gallery rightfully boasts, the Gallery houses one of the finest collections of paintings in the world. We make a point of paying a visit every time we are in London, and are never disappointed. The gallery rooms are modern and well-lighted, and many of the most famous painters in Western art history are well represented, and there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love coming back to the National Art Gallery time and time again. Even if we happen to be in London for a different reason, we always pop in for an hour or two. Do not be afraid to take your young children with you, their appreciation of art will surprise you. It is wheelchair accessible and entrance is free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been here a couple of times. Simply bcos it's situated strategically and there's free public toilet inside (facilities that are hard to find in central London). Literally behind Trafalgar Square, close to China Town and in walking distance to places such as Westminster and Covent Garden.

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This is one of my favourite museums. The museum tours are varied and enlightening and the lunchtime free talks are excellent. The exhibitions are also wonderful. The Caravaggio exhibition was fabulous. There is usually a film you can watch which explains the exhibition you are about to see. All together this is a great place to learn about art. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some of the greatest art I have ever seen in one place including the Louvre in Paris. Botticelli, and Leonardo di Vinci works..In numbers...

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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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