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National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
+44 20 7747 2885
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Small-Group Guided Tour of the National Gallery in London
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a wonderful museum to spend an hour or so in while soaking up some English culture. Amazing that museums like this are free. Very educational and pleasing.

Thank susanI8556JY
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm partially sighted -able to appreciate the paintings, but unable to read the notes by their sides, so on this visit I decided to try the audio guide for partially sighted/visually impaired people (VIP). My advice for any one else would be -DON'T BOTHER. First...More

Thank Debbie C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place my son and wife enjoyed all the paintings and different art galleries and lots of photos taken.. Definitely be coming here again nice quite place to visit but very busy.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The National Gallery is incredible. The paintings in here are so detailed, it’s hard to believe how old they are. The building is massive, so you could easily spend over 3 hours here and still not see every room. Definitely recommend, also helpful that entry...More

Thank joshreimann
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a general reflection I am getting tired of galleries taking paintings from their own collection, putting them in a new exhibition space under a more or less tenuous theme, and then charging the public to see paintings they could previously see for free. This...More

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Despite not classifying myself as an art aficionado, the pictures on display cannot fail to entrance anyone with a passing interest in the art form. Each picture has a reasonably comprehensive note beside it providing information regarding the picture including explanatory insights where required. We...More

Thank Tabascoleathergrain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was disappointed by the fact that some rooms were under restauration and the paintings (important) in those rooms were not on display. Since the gallery has lots of room available, they could have moved at least the most significant paintings to another location temporarily...

Thank Paola D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is no reason to skip out on this FREE museum. There is so much art and history in one place. A great place for family, friends, or solo.

Thank Alexis W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the worlds leading art galleries, Has so many famous artists in this place, from Constable, Picasso, Turner, Van Gough and so many others. You could easily spend most of the day in this place if you wished. is free to enter...More

Thank bazonian2015
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There was a queue when we arrived so obviously people think it is worth waiting for ,but actually NO .It is prescriptive food ,dull and boring and we will not be back .

Thank geraldine d
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Response from PacoYes67 | Reviewed this property |
If it would turn a nightclub in secret hours would be rather interesting for him.
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Response from WJP89 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We felt the same way. We took a "hop on/hop off" bus tour on our first day. it was worth the price. There are several different companies to choose from but they all seem to offer basically the same tours. We paid 37... More
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