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National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
44 20 7747 2885
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Ranked #16 of 1,111 Attractions in London
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and... more » Owner description: The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free. The National Gallery's permanent collection spans the period from about 1250 to 1900 and consists of Western European paintings. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Some of the worlds' most famous paintings were here - and you were allowed to take photos of them! Consult a guidebook before you go and the book will usually tell you what rooms have what paintings. I may not have known the names of some works, but I recognized them once I saw them. There were a lot of... More

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

The National Gallery displays an amazing collection of renowned masterpieces from artists in the caliber of Van Gogh, Monet, Turner, Constable, Velazquez & many others that even people with limited art-related knowledge would recognize. The only downside in my opinion was the lighting which was insufficient in many parts of the Gallery, which seemed to rely too much on natural... More

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Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

The collection of the National Gallery is truly outstanding. "Wheatfield with cypresses" by Van Gogh is a picture that leaps out of the wall and commands your full attention as soon as you walk in the room. "The Ambassadors" is something you could study for a week and still miss amazing little details. The building itself is pretty impressive, with... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Great to see the variety on show but choose carefully where to spend your time otherwise you get tired trying to cram it all in! Welll worth a visit.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, I had only a few hours, but wow, what a few hours they were. It was incredible to walk through room after room and see such incredible works of art.

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Ridgewell, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I've worked in and around London for years. Today I had some spare time so wondered into The Gallery. OMG thank God I did. It is a great place, to see some of the most famous iconic pictures and works from the best artists in history was truly special. Thank you.

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Oxnard, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

After visiting the National Portrait Gallery and having lunch at it's 'Company of Cooks" restaurant (another review) we stopped in at the National Gallery to pick up a map (maps cost 1 pound) for a future visit, she said. Several hours later we had looked at Monet, Raphael and Botticelli and had only seen a part of the Gallery. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

It's big, it's majestic, it's cultural and it's free. What more could you want. Paintings from the 12th to 19th century all on display for your eyes to feast on and your heart to appreciate. Many fine art household names such as Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Da Vinci, Rembrandt all have works displayed. Would come again.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The National Gallery is free to enter, including the excellent excellent conducted tour we joined. They also have free wifi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A lovely building with great art gems. Always have some great exhibitions on. A real London landmark a must do for any sightseeing day out.

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