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National Gallery

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
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+44 20 7747 2885
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Always worth a visit

Whether whizzing through with an hour to spare or an entire day going gallery to gallery, the NG is worth a visit when traveling to London. There are many masters and a whole lot... read more

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whether whizzing through with an hour to spare or an entire day going gallery to gallery, the NG is worth a visit when traveling to London. There are many masters and a whole lot of paintings to adore in between. The weekends can get crowded, so I'd advise mornings or late night if possible. Please support the museums by donating--... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National is a treasure for any visitor , free entry all the facilities one needs . Child friendly , disabled as well . The only thing wrong is on day is not enough time to take in the fantastic works of art .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth the visit and best of all its mostly free. The pre-1400 paintings are mostly variations of Jesus but the rest of the museum is more in line with other museums.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A visit here never fails to lift my spirits. The entrance itself is a work of art! In the front door and turn right and marvel at the work of Picasso, then on and left for Constable.... whichever way you walk there is always something amazing to see. And don't forget the National Portrait Gallery next door.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great paintings of all types. Many Rembrandts, and several large rooms filled with Monet, Manet, Degas, Sisley,, & Van Gogh. Plan ahead, there's too much to see in less than a half-day. By far London's best display of masterpiece paintings. Not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

London is open! Amazing art, particularly liked the Turner and Canaletto paintings. Except for the occasional special exhibition, the gallery is free of charge. For those that live in, and visit London, we are so privileged to have this opportunity at no cost. The gallery relies on donations so all contributions are your choice, and appreciated. Lots of restaurants and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What can I say?? Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Rubens...my favourite painters. And it's not about the painters only! The gallery is beautiful! The ceilings are so beautiful that it would be worth a visit without the paintings!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Selfishly, I wanted to see the spot where they filmed Skyfall ... It was room 34 if I recall. Great selection of paintings.. just amazing. Good spot to warm up from the cold; expand your view of history -- and even make a rest stop.. Interesting gift shop and overall, great location with plenty to do nearby!

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The museum has quite a good selection of painting, from the middle ages to the 19th century. Even when there are a lot of visitors one doesn't get the impression of it being crowded.

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This is a very nice place to visit if you are into paintings. They have leonardo and van gogh and many more. A place to enjoy if you know how to appreciate it.

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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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