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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 yesterday

Whilst in Trafalgar Square we decided to give this gallery another try and were glad we did. Entrance is free but they do hope you will make a donation towards the cost of running and upkeep which must be substantial. There are plenty of staff...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Annual pilgrimage to London for a break and my first trip to the National Gallery Absolutely fantastic - did not know what to expect but delighted we took the time to go. Full of what can only be described as fabulous art - and so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful place to visit cram packed with beautiful stunning exhibits. When next in London this is a must visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Les S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing day spent in here - the staff were so gorgeous, helpful, when I got lost and asked for directions, one of the staff personally took me to the painting I was looking for. Absolutely amazing venue.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a really nice place to eat in central London . Elegant and spacious with good views . The food is good and the staff very attentive .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marmite7
Reviewed 2 days ago

You must take some hours of your London's trip to visit this incredible museum...there's a lot of fantastic artwork inside here, a paradise for your eyes and your brain...I love it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sim1841
Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to duck into the gallery one rainy day. There are a lot of beautiful things to see here. It's worth a visit but I wouldn't plan to spend the day there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SisterinParis
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is possibly one of London’s most beautiful galleries! It had early works of Micheal Angelo on display as well as many others! The layout and division of art work is very pleasing as you walk through different eras and see the painting change in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ballerina_shoes
Reviewed 3 days ago

Were too much on a rush to really enjoy. Target specific parts of the Gallery to not get side tracked and distracted.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BeatA159
Reviewed 3 days ago

I could live in there...It's just a magical place, where the best of human capacity are shown to us, simple humans.. :)

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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1 December 2018|
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Response from MillyT73 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but due to an unknown Rembrandt in packing area, they now don't take Monet, cards only.
Alexa C
2 June 2018|
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Response from hdthequeen | Reviewed this property |
I wasn’t as impressed with the V&A museum, but I absolutely loved the National Gallery because there are so many different types of art to see. If you want to see things other than paintings, then the V&A museum might be... More
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2 June 2018|
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Response from shymaa_ali | Reviewed this property |
60 minutes.