Located in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world, from van Eyck to Van Gogh.
The gallery opened in 1824 to exhibit 38 paintings purchased by the government. The UK national collection is relatively small because unlike in Europe, the monarch’s collection was not nationalised.
Look out for the mosaic floors in the main entrance and stairwell. Fascinating. Work by the same artist can be seen at Tate Britain.
In 2012's Skyfall, James Bond first encounters Q in Room 34 of the National Gallery as he sits admiring JMW Turner’s masterpiece "The Fighting Temeraire"
Walk back to Trafalgar Square and join the free 60-minute taster tour at the National Gallery (nationalgallery.org.uk), which houses the superb collection of 600 years of Western European art.
Great collection of European painting 13th-19th centuries.
Take one of the free guided tours—an easy and much more interesting way of engaging with the museum and its paintings. They start at the Sainsbury Wing Information Desk, at 11.30am and 2.30pm, and las
At the front of the National Gallery, on the right hand side, stands a statue of George Washington, the bronze statue is a replica of Jean Antoine Houdon's marble statue in Richmond, Virginia.
This art gallery on Trafalgar Square has more than 2,000 paintings from as early as the 13th century. Highlights include Da Vinci's The Virgin of the Rocks and Van Gogh's Sunflowers. Opens at 10 am.
An art museum on Trafalgar Square, definitely take one of the free guided tours at 11:30AM or 2:30PM. Get there via Charing Cross stop on the Bakerloo or Northern lines.
If you don't have a lot of time to spend here, go downstairs and print out theme/highlight tours of artworks you'd like to see from the computers. They are next to the Espresso Bar. It will map out th
I spent six months visiting every picture in the gallery. Systematic and comprehensive: the only way for a scientist to get into art.
Cafe an oasis of calm and tasty cakes, right next to Trafalgar Square.
Check out the Netherlandish galleries in the Sainsbury Wing - best in the world!
It will map out the best route for you to see your selections. Easy and efficient. Fridays open until 9pm. Love it!
There's a creepy guy takings pics of girls near me here. My tip - don't be a creep.
Entrance is free.. Plan of gallery 1£.
A fantastic place! It's almost a time machine!
Buy tickets in advance for the popular exhibitions to avoid queues
Free tours, free entry, free toilettes, very warm in cold days… GREAT ART
Try to guess the object in the front of the ambassadors (Holbein) painting!
all the classics.. aaahhhhh
A must see, regardless of how much time you have!
They're on twitter if you want to stay up to speed @nationalgallery
Go to National Gallery for unique Da Vinci exhibition. It only focuses on him as a painter and brings many of his paintings from around the world together.
U can rent audio guide at the front desk . Pretty helpful.
The National Gallery is an art museum on Trafalgar Square, London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
Don't forget to see the virgin of the rocks by Leonardo Da Vinci
don't miss Monet (the water lily pond) and Renoir (the skiff)
Mirrors in cafe a great way to people watch - shame tea is served in plastic cups
Stop off in the cafe - it's quite expensive though.
Find work by Botticelli, da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Goya, Turner, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer…for starters! – Green Guide Editor
Went on a trip with my son's primary school on the 24th of June. Enjoyed listening to the speaker talk about the masterpieces. I loved some of the Christian oil paintings & gift shop.
Van Gogh's chair so simple so grand
Michael landy saints alive is a must see and change the way you want to know more on art
Incredible, there are a lot of fantastic pic!
Undeniably the most beautiful tourist attraction in London! You should definitely visit it
Try the cakes. They're great.
No photographs allowed
Check out Turner
Make sure to pick up a map on the way in as this place is MASSIVE!
For Da Vinci exhibition, get there before 7.30am - it will save you time
Ренуар, Сислей, Ван Гог, Рембрандт и Да Винчи. Одним словом - бесконечность.
Llamadme cursi, pero si hay un día especial para ver uno de mis cuadros preferidos, es hoy
no te pierdas "Los Girasoles" de Van Gogh, están aquí ;)