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National Gallery
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Small-Group Guided Tour of the National Gallery in London
Ranked #2 of 1,614 things to do in London
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Perth, Australia
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“A must see”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

As an Ozzie only dreamed of seeing such famous art in real life. Need a week to see all properly. Very well presented.

Visited October 2013
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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“Do not miss the Saints Alive exhibition”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Only had half an hour to spare so called in to the National Gallery to see Michael Landy's exhibition Saints Alive. This exciting and original exhibition brings to 'life' some of the scenes in the paintings of various saints you can see around the galleries. My favourite was Doubting Thomas, and I also enjoyed spinning the wheel of St Catherine. If you don't like the verdict, just spin again! Also worth making a contribution to this wonderful establishment by dropping a donation into St Francis collection box and being rewarded with a surprise.

Visited October 2013
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“A fine collection of some of the best art the world has produced”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Wonderful spacious building featuring unbelievably beautiful paintings of extraordinary skill - some over 600 years up to 19th century. Very good cafe for those tired legs! A must - and it is free. You will need many hours - more than six to get round the whole collection. Take two days to make it manageable.

Visited October 2013
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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“A must for art lovers”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

I visit The national Gallery on every visit to London (2/3 times a year) just to get my art "fix".I love just being able to wander through my favourite rooms and be able to see such a wide range of priceless paintings for free.We really should be charging foreign visitors for such a privilidge!

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“So much to see . . .”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

This gallery is beautifully set out and it is a pleasure to stroll around looking at their bevy of masterpieces. I was delighted to find paintings by Caravaggio hanging on the walls - my favourite painter. Their shop is full of great merchandise and shouldn't be missed.

Visited August 2013
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