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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: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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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Brilliant.

Brilliant museum that is 100% worth visiting. Well worth the travel and price of it. Must see. Yeahh

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Brilliant museum that is 100% worth visiting. Well worth the travel and price of it. Must see. Yeahh

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Had a nice experience with my little boy.He was so excited to see the dinasours and animals do not panic of the long queue! you might wait for 20-30 minutes max. Everthing was well organised, the tablets and screens provide rich information and photos. . The earth quick experience is intersting. The only thing was the place was too crowded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I was on a one night trip to London to see the Alexander McQueen exhibition in the V&A last Saturday, and as we booked an overnight stay, I planned a visit to the National Gallery for Sunday late morning/early afternoon. Myself and my daughter arrived on a sunny Sunday s=afternoon, and after a bag search at the door, we made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we chose a day to visit when due to industrial grievances a few galleries were closed, mainly the ones which we made a special trip to see. Still a great gallery, worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing gallery in the heat of London, and it is free!!!! Filled with fabulous art that you are sure to know. Do not miss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The National Gallery had a wonderful collection of art to include Botticelli, Michelangelo and Monet. There was no cost for admission, but you could buy a map for 1pound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you like art, I mean... real art, go here, I just spend an hour here because I had limited time, but the collection is completely amazing, they have paintings from Michelangelo and even Leonardo da Vinci, at least 3 hours will be good to appreciate some good artworks in there and it's for free.

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London, United Kingdom
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Boring for kids but pictures and painting are quite interesting and good for anyone interested in art and painting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

beautiful pictures, well known art, and a great audio tour if that is desired. The shop is also a throwback to primary school trips!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you like looking at art, you can spend a few weeks checking everything out, and it's all for free. The WiFi is also great. Definitely worth going and donating to.

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Additional Information about National Gallery

Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7747 2885
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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