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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 via mobile

I took an Uber (very convenient from The Tower of London) to Trafalgar Square, walked over to the National Gallery in 2 min. Got straight in at 4:30pm, free and no line. Went straight to the paintings I wanted to see (research online because some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Laura S
Reviewed today

The National Gallery is a lovely idea for a day out. Always plenty to see and do and the cafe is nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roadsta
Reviewed today

We were in the area and had play tickets, but we needed to chew up about an hour before the start of the play. As the National Gallery's admission cost is FREE we decided to duck in and look around. The interior is absolutely stunning...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kmhansing
Reviewed today

They do a good three course set menu. Food was very tasty and presentation was excellent. Service was efficient and professional. Its a relaxing environment away from the crowds in Trafalgar Square.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Richmond238
Reviewed today via mobile

I always like to go up to Trafalgar Square, visit the National Gallery and get a filter coffee- this time with treacle tart! Then go to see the horse Whistle Jacket by Stubbs. As it’s free you can breeze in and out. Love it. Nice...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nathanrT6016CK
Reviewed yesterday

A brilliant exhibition; beautiful depiction of light on satins and silks, beaches and children wet from swimming. One gets a sense of sitting in the gardens drowsing in the sun. His portraits of his family are executed with tenderness, capturing their beauty. It inspires me...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yuahawy
Reviewed yesterday

We spent Christmas in London this year and got emersed in the history of London. It seems like every where you turn in london is something amazing to look at.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bart_and_Romney
Reviewed yesterday

So took the kids and wife to visit the gallery early last year. Have comfortable shoes and take your time and dont rush with the crowds. Worth getting the brochure so you know where you are going. Absolutely fabulous. Some fantastic halls and fantastic paintings....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Badsha001
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

really good gallery, i have been many times. best price there is, FREE. also outside Trafalgar square is a noce place to take tourist pictures, and a tonne of other close attractions, leceister square. etc etc

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank B L
Reviewed yesterday

If you visit London, this is a must see! Beautiful artwork! You can literally spend an entire day in here looking at how beautiful this place is.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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2 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.
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3 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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3 June 2018|
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Response from shymaa_ali | Reviewed this property |
60 minutes.