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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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Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7747 2885
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent four glorious hours here. Superb collection of paintings from the 16th through 20th centuries.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I came early for my visit at the National Gallery, and I am happy for that. The museum is well visited and not without reason. The permanent collection is huge and the special Impressionist exhibition was most interesting. Unfortunately it can be difficult to find...More

Thank L_Johansen
Reviewed yesterday

The treat was the special exhibits. The Mantegna and Bellini exhibit was beautifully curated, as was the Impressionist works from the Courtauld.

Thank yakherd
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One comes away awash in the Glory of European Culture. The French Impressionists,the Claudes,the English School(18th Century)...it is Sensory Overload at it's best

Thank peterperinchief
Reviewed yesterday

Allow yourself at least a couple of hours. The pieces of work and the thought behind each one are so interesting.

Thank carsnr04
Reviewed yesterday

Find the sheer scale of the paintings inspiring could spend ages looking at some of them. Always a nice environment

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to London many times and I always like to get into the National Gallery to see famous Van Gogh SunFlowers. Always a great place to visit. Entrance is Free!

Thank Sebastian G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Over the years the National Gallery became a second home for me. I did visit this place in Nov 17 and was reminded of how wonderful it is. The Pre Raphaelite painters and the Durch Schools of Art are fantastic.

Thank David Patrick W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice London experience especially if you are into gallery or history of london. Nice for pictures

Thank TaniaNeto
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having visited London a half dozen times before, I am kind of embarrassed to admit I have always bypassed this landmark in Trafalgar Square. I wish I had gone earlier and I wish I had more than one afternoon to devote to it this trip....More

Thank Chris S
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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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