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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
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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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It's free to get in but if you're coming from abroad, please make a (generous) donation to the gallery as we British taxpayers have paid our entrance fees already. Marvel at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's free to get in but if you're coming from abroad, please make a (generous) donation to the gallery as we British taxpayers have paid our entrance fees already. Marvel at the paintings. Be prepared for streams and gaggles of students of all ages at all times if day. Be prepared for crowds. Opening hours are generous so get there... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went in here with my wife for a quick look, ended up spending about two hours just browsing, overheard two school trip lectures and found them very good and entertaining

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Thank stephen s
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My father can't speak English but he had a 2-hour good time in the gallery. The gallery provides multiple language tour guide for hundreds of its collections. This is really nice because many of the arts can't be understand unless one knows the story of them.

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Thank Eric M
Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic gallery. Loved it! Visited twice and would have gone back again if I'd had more time. If you're even remotely interested in art or history, you'll enjoy the National Gallery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To me, coming to London without stopping off at the NG is unthinkable! If it's your first visit, just go in and turn right, then let the impressionists guide you! Enjoy!!

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Thank tasteandvalue
Redondo. WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing collection, well displayed. So many famous paintings and artists in lovely surroundings. The main restaurant was excellent if you need a break or glass of wine.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This gallery is superb. I visit at least 3 times per year and am always in awe of the art displayed. It's free but I always like to contribute by taking refreshments there.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a special offer lunch here and it was excellent value. The waiter was charming and obviously enjoyed his job. We noted how lovely the rose display on the table was and he told us that he had gone out early to choose them and his manager hesitated at their price - but they were well worth it!

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Thank Jennifer B
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are so many paintings that after some time they all became similar... I would suggest it for true art lovers...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its free admission make it a great place to spend any free time you have. If you are visiting London ,the National Gallery is a destination that should not be missed. You can not see everything in one go,so it is better to check in advance and to plan your visit,but even if you are around and you just decide... More 

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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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