We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
44 20 7747 2885
Website
Update attraction details
As featured in 3 days in London
Ranked #13 of 1,041 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
Write a Review

7,282 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5,285
    1,659
    285
    40
    13
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a free attraction in London so a must see. you can spend several hours in here if you really enjoy art, or just a little bit of time to get an idea, but worth seeing!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tel Aviv, Israel
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I love going to the national gallery and try to do so at least once a year. I love the permanent exhibition with classics such as Uccello's Battle of San Romano, Velazquez Rokeby Venus, Van Gogh's sun flowers, Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus, and so many more. I highly recommend taking the gallery tour which is free daily at 11am and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Traditional art Gallery in Central London. This is a large well curated gallery. Always busy in part because of its geographic position. Paintings are not modern. Many from the period of religious based art. Lots of famous artists and painters from famous art schools of the day. Time consuming. Free.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunoon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I went on a short visit to see sun flowers. There was a queue of about 15/20 mins. Well worth it. Basically did a wee dash round to see the paintings I love. You could easily spend a few hours in there tho. Round the corner is the portait gallery as well. Central location. Excellent

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a major, not-to-be-missed Gallery -- beautiful building, extensive collection, central location.

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Since I was young I have visited this excellent museum once a year (mostly so I can gaze in awe at the blue whale), and each time I go I find something different to enjoy. I'm so proud of the quality of museums in England and this is one of the best.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Living on the outskirts of London I am lucky to have such an amazing gallery on my doorstep. I am a regular visitor who has recently been sharing the joys of the National Gallery with friends. The history of painting across Europe from the late Middle Ages to the impressionists are on display and nearly all the major artists are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Porbably the finest collection of art in the Uk which everyone should visit. With it's central location a short visit to fill time or longer for real art lovers makes it something for everyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best art collections in the world under the same roof. Have been visiting since I was a child. Each time I go I see something with a fresh eye. My favourite painting Whistle Jacket by Stubbs really dominates. Looking at it through the glass doors it looks like a gigantic statue of a horse. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rehovot Israel
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed it immensely. We saw the Sunflower exhibit and more. line was about 20 minutes. We are not big museum goers, but even a short visit was very worthwhile.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed National Gallery also viewed

 

Been to National Gallery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage National Gallery, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing