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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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If you do not want to do all of the art galleries, you will find enough to see here. Tate Britain is another good gallery to see a large offering.

Thank Geoff H
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If you take children do buy the Katie books as it really brings the pictures to life for them. Great cafe's as well.

Thank Roam796858
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It doesn’t matter what time of year, this place always hits the spot. Even if you aren’t visiting a specific touring/temporary exhibition, you will find plenty of superb art to lift your soul & engage your mind.

Thank ArchieK1
Reviewed yesterday

You have to stop here, easily reached by the Tube. It is massive and takes hours and hours just to see the highlights. we have friends that come back here regularly and still haven't seen it al

Thank Ghostrider5408
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This is one of the first places I visited when vacationing in London. There are so many magnificent works of art that are MUST SEES!!!

Thank Jamie D
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I am not an officianado when it comes to art but I love a variety of artists and works that I have read about or seen in books. Being able to see so many of these in one place was just mind blowing. The museum...More

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One of the all time best galleries in the world.... They have special exhibits going on all the time. I can't say enough great about this place. It is must visit.

Thank ggcaiazzo
Reviewed yesterday

The National Gallery located in Trafalgar Square is an excellent gallery to view. This gallery can be viewed in about 1-2 hours time and has many interesting portraits including Jane Austen, Samuel Pepys and Horatio Nelson. I would recommend starting from the top floor and...More

Thank Kolumba125
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A humongous museum devoted just to paintings, world class collection but so large that one can easy be overwhelmed. A very traditional museum which is just fine for the serious art lover, no bells and whistles like many of its counterparts or attempt to engage...More

Thank ECWorld
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I have enjoyed this gallery many times. Always a wonderful experience. If traveling to London, put this on your list of places to see.

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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 Marilyn A | Reviewed this property |
Your 14 year old will enjoy the V&A more as it has a wider variety of objects. My 13 year old loved it. But you really should try and get to the National Gallery as well as it has some of the best and most famous painting... More
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