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National Gallery

Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
Phone Number: +44 20 7747 2885
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Fee: No
Owner description: The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

.....The National Gallery is a nice unchanged gem in an ever changing London city scape. As with all large national treasures free entry. This is a good thing, and it smells like an Art Gallery should do. Eerily calm despite Trafalgar Square being outside the front doors! Respectful hush descending on all whom enter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had in mind to visit the Maggi Hambling exhibit while visiting London and were delighted with it. It was put into context by then looking at some outstanding old masters works. What an outstanding place we have there. A National treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I first walked into the gallery, and after considering how large a collection it held, decided it would be best to take a guided tour to better understand some of the works herein. So I came back the next day, and did exactly that, and it was quite an interesting experience. There is so much you miss, when you don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I love the late opening nights on a Friday, it gives me a chance to visit when I am in town with a few hours to spare before catching th train.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

large building for that art enthusiast, we even though not overly interested in all art, found the most famous fascinating and surprisingly enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Spent pleasant lunch meeting up with family in the Nationals dining rooms.good ambience food ok. Had little time to enjoy it to the full but you are only asked to pay 4pounds on a voluntary basis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The National Gallery is phenomenal. What is nice is that the famous old world masters are near the entrance - with a collection that you are sure to find familiar - except that these are the originals. A lovely cafe for a snack, and easy access - pop in for a wander or meet a friend there too. It's great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Can't say enough about it.......Our national Gallery........Its Free!......what better art gallery with such diverse artists is there.....Phenomenal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

If you only coming for a few days to London this is the place what you have to put on your "MUST SEE" list. As a Londoner I am fortunate to come here as often as I can. I do visit this museum at least once a month. Perfect for getting lost and just wander around in the millions of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had a couple of hours to spare and I wanted to look round the gallery but thought it would be massive queues! Wrong. There are queues for the most popular paintings but they move along. Also, don't be afraid of asking questions, the curators are only too pleased to assist.

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