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National Gallery

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7747 2885
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The National Gallery was very quick to enter (free of charge) and on the main level is the information center and the next level via stairs or elevator are the free exhibits. I went through the religious exhibits depicting Jesus Christ and Mary. The details...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went there with my 10- year old son. The museum was not able to capture the interest of the iPad generation but I loved it! Wish I had more time.

Thank tr0ndc0rneliusb
Reviewed yesterday

The National Gallery is full of art treasures from across the globe. You could easily spend an entire day here and not be able to fully appreciate the depth and breadth of art history. That being said, with our schedule, we had little more than...More

Thank Les M
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I was pleasantly surprised by our visit as I am not a frequent visitor to galleries however the variety and scale of the Gallery was very impressive and there were some amazing exhibits to see. Free entry although donations are welcome and deserved. Recommend a...More

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We were here 2 times in 2 days because it’s such a great place. Especially at a rainy day but also it’s a good day it’s a absolutely recommendation.

Thank ivonnes919
Reviewed yesterday

Worth to visit. This gallery has huge amount of old master pieces like van Gogh etc. We find out even one of the Akseli Gallen-Kallela's painting in this gallery

Thank Marko74Fin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While this museum of world class artworks is more than enough for most, there is a gem of a temporary Lorenzo Lotto exhibition that’s also free to enter.

Thank JeremyS588
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always worth a visit, it's amazing how you spot something different every time you go, spend extra time withe the Constables.

Thank BobDunda
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Free entry and wonderful exhibition. Very crowded on a Saturday afternoon so avoid weekends. Need a good couple hours to soak it up properly

Thank 913julieo
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were trying to kill a few hours before another appointment. The gallery is free entry, very large and extremely busy. Its hard to do justice to it in just a couple of hours - the quality of the Old Master paintings, which are by...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
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Response from hdthequeen | Reviewed this property |
I wasn’t as impressed with the V&A museum, but I absolutely loved the National Gallery because there are so many different types of art to see. If you want to see things other than paintings, then the V&A museum might be... More
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