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National Gallery
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Small-Group Guided Tour of the National Gallery in London
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Small-Group Tour: The National Gallery and British Museum in London
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Private Tour: National Gallery Tour in London with Art Historian Guide
Ranked #2 of 1,736 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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.
Reviewed July 26, 2014

So much good art in one place and for free. Who could so for more. Very easy to get along and understand where you are

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

The National Gallery in London was the 4th most-visited art museum in the world in 2013, according to The Art Newspaper, surpassed only by The Louvre, The British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Therefore, for art buffs, it is a must-see. We found the museum's collection to be fully worth the visit, although it did not quite have the impact on us that some other comprehensive art museums in the U.S. and France have had. But that is completely a personal and subjective view, and there is no way that one should miss visiting the National Gallery if one is ever in London.

The floorplan is fairly easy to navigate, and the staff quite friendly. Compared to some other museums, we found the atmosphere of the building to be very warm and welcoming, and one really feels connected with the other visitors who are in the museum at the same time. We arrived at the museum at around 3pm, and stayed till closing time around 6pm. Unlike some other museums, the staff do not turn into the exit-police, and gently allow visitors to leave in due time when it is time to close. As well, since photography is *not* allowed in the National Gallery, that actually allowed a couple of photo-snipers like us to enjoy the collection more, as we didn't feel under pressure to take a picture of every painting that we liked.

The location also cannot be beat: right on Trafalgar Square, and thus close to other London sights: for example, after our visit to the museum, we took a very pleasant walk north into Covent Garden, where we enjoyed a nice dinner afterwards. A centre of energy, the National Gallery really makes one feel that they have truly arrived in London, and is a must-see for art fans.

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a definite must visit museum filled with painting by Europe's best works by the all the famous artists. Just enjoy each era from Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque to Impressionism as no photos are allowed. Take in Trafalgar Square's energy as you leave.

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

Go in, up the steps and turn right to see some of the best impressionist art in the world. It's a massive place, so I recommend just going in to see certain work. This gallery is free.

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is at a Great location with beautiful exhibits. lots of places to sit and enjoy the art or just rest a minute!

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