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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 #15 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Spent several hours viewing the 17th to 19th century paintings, more worth your time and the price, which is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a fabulous art gallery. There is so much to see and so much ground to cover that comfy shoes are a must! I'd echo another reviewers advice to plan ahead. The gallery also inspires schools to Take One Picture and the results are displayed downstairs. Impressive. The cafe is good with a reasonable range of food and drink.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Not much to tell really, but there is always something to see here. I've been going pretty much every trip to London for the last ten years. The museum is centrally located, free, and really shows some very classical works. I probably appreciate it more now, than before. In summer it can be very crowded so go early.

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Manacor, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Apparently this is the 4th most visited art gallery in the world. There are about 2500 works in the permanent collection. The great thing about the National Gallery is the scope of the paintings with major works in nearly every genre and period. Be sure to visit the Sainsbury Wing , which is a separate extension. On weekends you will... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Without doubt a world class gallery. If you time it right you can just wander straight in - this was a flying visit but in under an hour we managed to make our way around most of the paintings from Monet, Van Gogh, Caravaggio to Constable. If you have even a slight interest in art this should be high on... More

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El Limón, Aragua, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is definitely a must-see landmark of London. The collection is very complete, very inspiring, very educational...and the shops and restaurant just make for a great experience overall!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Stunning collection of masterpieces from all over the world, i really like it! The museum also have a really useful audio guide, really important to experience in full your visit and know interesting details about the artists and the paintings. Perfect for families and couples to do something new and different.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I only spent a weekend in London and the National Gallery is a must see! Visit the shop to take home a souvenir.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was a great exhibition which my friend and I decided to approach in reverse starting with gold and working backwards to the colour wheel. It was a relatively small exhibition and therefore took different aspects of art's relationship to colour in each room, giving superb and unusual examples across all periods of art to illuminate either the techniques employed;... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

nice to be able to visit late in the evening would recommender a visit good toilets very clean get out of the London rush

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