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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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As featured in 3 days in London
Ranked #12 of 1,047 attractions in London
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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Maldon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I took my boys aged 7 and 10 here as we had an hour to kill before catching our train home. In that time we managed to see the Haywain, the Monet and other impressionist paintings and 500 yr old religeous Italian paintings, all of which my boys looked at with great interest. I hadn't been for over 30 years... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is a good place to go on a damp rainy London day. My advice is go more than once, looking at art is hard on the eyes and should be done in small doses, it is currently free to get in, so why not go more than once!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Truly a beautiful exterior and interior. No pictures inside...which makes sense, but much of the gallery was shut off or you had to pay for the exhibit. A lot shut off. What I did see was fabulous, but after the other museums here I found this slightly disappointing. Still, a good stop.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This museum houses an amazing collection of paintings by grand masters, such as, Rembrandt, Monet, Manet, Picasso, Van Gogh. Also there was a temporary exhibit of Van Gogh's two sunflowers paintings, which were worth queuing separately for. The building itself is a marvel to look at. Highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The National Gallery in London is one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, art gallery in the world. It is still free to visit, so if you can go there many times, perhaps only to see one or two pictures which you can truly celebrate.I live in London and I visit it often. My top favourite, which is my... More

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

If only I had the time, I could have wondered for weeks in this gallery. But I didn't, so I focused on the top 10 not-to-be-missed paintings. The gallery is full with private tours and guides that give explanations to some of the works so you can listen to those, too. All in all, after a 2 hours visit I... More

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you like art you must go to National Gallery. There you can find a great variety of art and the best thing is that it's free :)

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Buderim Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

There are not enough superlatives if you are an art lover. There are paintings of masters from around the world, in seemingly endless variety, that are well spaced so that you don't feel pressured to move on because of the crowds. Frankly, there is simply too much to see properly in a single visit, so break your visits up over... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

wonderful gallery that I still have to finish seeing. there is so much I want to see yet its so vast I couldn't get round it all. very relaxing for the mind. Each area feels like it takes you to another time. ill be back to finish it another time

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed every thing, it's really great to be able to walk around and take in all that is there on show.

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