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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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National Gallery of Art Small-Group Walking Tour
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Ranked #5 of 852 Attractions in London
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
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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 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.
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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Almost as wonderful as the paintings are the punters. Sometimes I don't bother looking at the paintings and just look at the people. Such a wonderful concentration of locals and visitors. I tend to come here a lot and wander through, having a look at my favourites.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

National Art Gallery in London is a gem , hosting many beautiful paintings, I loved seeing the famous Monet and Van Gogh paintings. If your in London you should have no reason not to come and visit the art gallery. Definitely worth a visit

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed seeing Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus and appreciated some of the symbolism within this painting. It was particularly pleasing to see so many school children being introduced to the world of art.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

One of the few places to see so much variety of portraits and paintings from 'old masters' in one place, You will feel guilty if you do not donate something to help maintain for present and future exhibitions.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

One of the best... Take all the time you can - and then enjoy some tea and a piece of cake in the restaurant...

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

As a visitor from the United States, I found the National Gallery museum as well as The Rembrandt : The Late Works a real treat!!! The museum itself from the outside is astonishing to me as it was more captivating the our museum in our nations capitol!!! And inside,,,it was or rather is wondrous!!! So gigantic, spacious, and my eyes... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

It's free, and therefore has lots of visitors. Nonetheless, well worth at least a few hours to browse. Ensure you pick up a guide as it really is a huge gallery. I really enjoy the Impressionists and was not disappointed. Was also delighted to revisit Van Gogh's Sunflowers after seeing them first some 35 years ago.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a couple hour visit here which probably wasn't enough time looking back. Admission was free with a recommended donation which merits a 5-star rating. Many excellent paintings look-over and enjoy.

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

For a birthday treat we had booked the Rembrandt art show at the National Gallery. This is the first time the late works have been assembled from various collections around the world. There are rarely seen preparatory sketches juxtaposed on walls and display cases as well as portraits and grands tableaux. Rembrandt's oils look better seen from a distance than... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We visited London specifically to catch two exhibitions - the Turner at the Tate Britain, and the late Rembrandt at the NG. After checking that tickets were available on both days, I first booked the Turner, then went back to the NG site for the Rembrandt, intending to visit at 10am (my preferred time). To my shock, the WHOLE of... More

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