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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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Fantastic to see but have to do over more than one day. So rich in the history of art. I felt like I was in another world.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic to see but have to do over more than one day. So rich in the history of art. I felt like I was in another world.

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Adamstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

this gallery is exceptional, a very must when you visit London, GREAT location in Trafalgar square(the mos iconic plaza in London) and guess what..is for free

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were very underwhelmed by this Gallery. We're not really arty people, but we had enjoyed the Scottish National Gallery, so we thought we'd give it a go. Many of the rooms were closed due to industrial action, and we didn't enjoy the rooms we saw, so we were only there for an hour or two. We must admit there... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is an outstanding treasure that we are so lucky to have, and for free! This is an amazing place and you must go in and see the fantastic art on display here. The special exhibitions are great as well. Must see.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff and cloakrooms to leave your bags if you have backpacks etc. At the time of our visit some areas were closed off due to a staff strike but there was still a lot open . Some fabulous art , amazing to think you can see such iconic works for free ! Loved this place - amazing architecture too... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Oh what a great place, even though some of the exhibitions were closed, the place is amazing. There is some fantastic art that you must see with your own eyes, the place itself was very airy and light and there are staff everywhere to hand to assist. This is a must if your in Trafalgar Square!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The lines were so long and we had to wait in the rain. They said a lot of the gallery was closed that day and that the wait would be another hour and a half from where we were standing because they couldn't let more people in until 1000 people left (we could see the door from where we were).... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I come here often with my 'artsy' friends. Whenever there's a new show on, we'll meet here on one of the nights where they're open late, and take it all in. I also like that it's not too expensive and the rest of the museum is free.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

myself and my husband visited in August after wanting to visit for many years , well this year we got our chance . Unfortunately due to an industrial strike some of the rooms were closed so we were not able to see all exhibits . However what we were able to see certainly was worth the trip and being free... More 

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Poitiers, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You have to see the Velasquez room, downstairs, Hughfull : Portraits of Philippe IV of Spain, Archbishop Fernando de Valdés, and the spanish art of Ribera, Murillo, and so on.

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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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