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National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
+44 20 7747 2885
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7747 2885
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Reviewed yesterday

Saw only a 10th of this place and it was fantastic. Picasso, Van Gogh, Van Dyke and more. You could spend days here and still not see everything.

Thank J H
Reviewed yesterday

Whenever I'm in London with a bit of time to spare I try to pop into the National Gallery or the National Portrait Gallery next door, for my fix of visual culture. Any one room is enough to absorb the senses and the mind for...More

Thank Mylespetheter
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The national gallery is perhaps one of the best collections you could possibly find, and a must visit for both the casual visitor and an enthusiastic art devotee. I find being here is mentally very stimulating but leaves you rather exhausted so I need a...More

Thank df86
Reviewed yesterday

Again, the best part of it is that the entry is free. Sometimes they will have art exhibitions that you have to pay for, but you don't have to pay to see the best artist's works from all over the world.

Thank Raul P
Reviewed yesterday

Art lovers, art appreciators and the occasional art viewer will enjoy the National Gallery. The museum was designed to show art, and consequently it is a piece of art itself. One in our group of four spent much of her time marveling at the interior...More

Thank Brett M
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing paintings on display, always find it a worthwhile visit, one place that everybody should visit even if it is only for an hour

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 2 days ago

In a city where most of the attractions are not just paid but overpriced , a museum of art with free entry (donations are welcome) comes as a breath of fresh air.  There’s a downloadable floorplan on the site, which is useful to carry so...More

Thank Anuj_Mithani
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wealth of works are housed here. My visit was with young children being introduced to art and artists work, it was somewhat novel to hear children sing "old McDonald had a farm" in front of one of Constables's most famous works! Back to...More

Thank Ozzietyke1
Reviewed 2 days ago

I could have spent hours there. Great collections from the master and others. I liked the artist drawing copies of the master permitted within.

Thank Blessed06
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are visiting London then a visit to the National Gallery is a must. Were else will you see painting by some of the greatest painters of all time such as Constable, Van Gogh, Gauguin for free. You can spend anything from an hour...More

Thank Pat N
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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11 October 2017|
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Response from WJP89 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We felt the same way. We took a "hop on/hop off" bus tour on our first day. it was worth the price. There are several different companies to choose from but they all seem to offer basically the same tours. We paid 37... More
16 September 2017|
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Response from Ivan M | Reviewed this property |
It's FREE Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell 20 September 2017 – 7 May 2018 Members' preview day: 19 September Ground Floor Galleries Admission free, donations welcome The only additional cost I saw was for the... More
10 August 2017|
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Response from michael s | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry can not read the question do not speak ...But if you speak English it a very good visit....