Spent over 4 hours here on a wet Friday and could easily have spent double that time. Galleries are basically arranged chronologically and the National Gallery is especially strong on the Italian renaissance art as well as Dutch and French art.
You wont find that much British paintings, go to Tate Britain for that.Paintings from most of the greats here: Rembrandt, Raphael, Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, Titian, Rubens and many others.
Pick up a guide to navigate around the galleries.
Be warned if you try and take photographs of the art you will be told off very quickly by the eagle eyed attendants. I personally dont understand why as most of these paintings have been reproduced in thousands of publications.
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