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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Description: 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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A lot of art in here!

If you like art, I mean... real art, go here, I just spend an hour here because I had limited time, but the collection is completely amazing, they have paintings from Michelangelo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Cologne, Germany

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you like art, I mean... real art, go here, I just spend an hour here because I had limited time, but the collection is completely amazing, they have paintings from Michelangelo and even Leonardo da Vinci, at least 3 hours will be good to appreciate some good artworks in there and it's for free.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Boring for kids but pictures and painting are quite interesting and good for anyone interested in art and painting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

beautiful pictures, well known art, and a great audio tour if that is desired. The shop is also a throwback to primary school trips!

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Fortaleza, CE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you like looking at art, you can spend a few weeks checking everything out, and it's all for free. The WiFi is also great. Definitely worth going and donating to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building all on its own, it is only made better by the beautiful art works it houses. A lovely afternoon spent wandering - a must for visitors to London.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Always a lovely and unforgettable experience. Beautifully organised and best of all, free. So please make sure you leave a contribution!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

i had been meaning to visit this museum for years and finally got the chance. i loved it. it is impossible to comprehend all the amazing paintings that have been gathered together here and to see them all for free (please please do not start charging as i heard there were plans to possibly do so). Despite being very busy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Free museum in London located in Trafalgar Square; lots of amazing art to see and its easy to get lost in the crowds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

a very beautiful museum, with amazing artistic paintings. I participated on 5 April an international pillow fight and it was great! I recommend for art and culture lovers, but also for visitors in general in London

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite museums in London. I always enjoy the fashion Galleries. I was fortunate enough to attend the Alexander McQueen exhibit. Thanks to the museum for presenting this great show. I also went to the Shoe special showing. It is still going on and I suggest your going to see it.

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Additional Information about National Gallery

Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7747 2885
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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