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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 1,137 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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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We went to the National Gallery with plans to spend the morning there. This was a big mistake. If you love paintings then devote a full day to going to the National Gallery. You cannot possibly cover everything in one morning or afternoon. I wish, when we had planned our itinerary, we had allowed many more hours for us to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

As noted by another reviewer, I also found myself staring at the incredibly bold red wallpaper which seemed plucked straight from the 19th century. I was less perturbed though, as was probably looking at some gloomy Dutch landscape or a plate of herrings - so the paper may have come across as somewhat vibrant. Even if not totally your cup... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is where you go to see many of the famous paintings you have read about all your life. Spending several hours here during your London stay is time well-spent. It's located off Trafalgar Square, a happenin' place. Worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Many rooms, packed with plenty of fine paintings. For me the guided tour was a real bonus, due to his expertise and in depth analysis of the few pieces he chose to focus on.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A must see on during your stay in London. The early modern wing has some of the great Renaissance artists I enjoyed very much!

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bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Up in London last Thursday for a performance of 'Warhorse'( which was, of course, INCREDIBLE) we decided that it might be a good idea to visit the National Gallery for the very first time. What an admission to have to make at our advanced age! AS we entered, I happened to notice that a guided tour was about to start... More

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Berwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I'm not a great fan of old masters and several UK art museums go in for this coloration. (Also green and blue.) Something more neutral eg off-white or light grey is preferable. Re-visited the Impressionist room where the walls were not too noisy. My favourites. Mosaics on the floors of the landings in the museum's Portico steps were a great... More

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Lots of famous works, regular exhibitions and next door there at Trafalgar square is another of my favourites, the National Portrait Gallery.

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The gallery is huge and filled with really nice art! I am not into art as such but loved visiting the gallery! Superbly located. Must see

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Part of the Trafalgar Square landmark. Crowded and very happening. We spent 4 hours in total just to eyeball most of the displays. Very impressive and clean facility. Well organized building. Love to see art students practicing his/her work onsite. You can feel the passion and interest among the students, youngsters, locals or tourists. A place for all types of... More

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