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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 today

Spent an afternoon here and enjoyed it immensely. Went on a Monday and it was not crowded at all. Large rooms and galleries present the paintings in an uncluttered manner. Lots of places to sit and soak it all in. Wonderful

Thank Jose J
Reviewed today

Really helpful staff that gave good advice on what to see and where acknowledging that I was travelling with two you children. They loved it which made my visit all the more enjoyable!

Thank lisa31w
Reviewed today

the national gallery is free to enter! a must for visiting the area. a very central location- 15min walk to Westminster. a beautiful building full of beautiful paintings. will be visiting again.

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Reviewed today

The National Gallery is a fantastic place to visit and of course having free admission is a bonus. However I have been to a couple of the paid exhibitions and found them very uninspiring especially the Michael Jackson exhibition. In fact I found it rubbish,...More

Thank Shelley B
Reviewed today

....could you enter such a beautiful building in such a central location and view so much fine art - all for free!!. A must visit for any tourist of local and a huge well done to all that make this happen - it is truly...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Gallery on our last afternoon in London. Bad mistake! We should have visited it earlier and come back several times. The Gallery has a range of art to suit all tastes. It’s humbling to see such genius on show and wish you...More

Thank Gesmi2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If I had to choose one museum in London to revisit, this would be it. It’s amazing to me the amount of wonderful art that spans such a vast amount of time. When I saw the Botticelli and da Vinci paintings, I cried. Having only...More

Thank hdthequeen
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful place this is. The sun was shining so the fun started outside with the Street performers. The art speaks for itself, how lucky are we to be able to feast our eyes on the greats from the art world. I’d love to...More

Thank Ellybellybee373
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came to see this wonderful exhibition of a largely unknown English painter who painted in the US and drew inspiration from the likes of Constable and Turner who are also displayed here. The exhibition is extensive and very well curated. Combine this with the...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed yesterday

Excellet place to spend ones time if you are interested in poking around and want to see how different things were and are.

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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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Alexa C
3 June 2018|
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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
Christopher L
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