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National Gallery

Art Gallery and Art Museum
Piccadilly, London
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  • Nicholas P.
    "Turner exhibition a must!"(19 Tips)
    Mei S.
    "sun and enjoy the atmosphere of Trafalgar Square"(11 Tips)
    Juli F.
    "Don't forget to see the virgin of the rocks by Leonardo Da Vinci"(9 Tips)
    Augustus Collection
    "da Vinci or Renoir!"(9 Tips)
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  • Lisette N.
    Lisette NJune 12, 2015
    The Portrait restaurant has amazing food and service and killer views. With a set menu for 2 or 3 course. I'm coming back! My new fav place. Make a reservation!
  • Gordon T.
    Gordon THOMPSONMay 24, 2015
    worth the effort, it's overwhelming if you try to do it in a single day - leave the kids at home, or you'll be stressed out by junior trying to entertain himself by running and hollering in the halls
  • Hareesh N.
    Hareesh NuthiOctober 4, 2014
    True gem. One of the finest galleries in Europe. Make sure to take one of the free tours offered and Match your time of visit to this one. Gallery visit is free and tour is also free
  • Hareesh N.
    Hareesh NuthiOctober 5, 2014
    Exceptional and little gem standing right in Trafalgar Square, some of the greatest paintings one can see.. It's free entry and moreover free tours(check website) .. Great way to spend half day
  • Ferhat D.
    Ferhat DönmezJune 1, 2015
    My big brother melih's mummy gives an exhibition in there. She is a master painter. If you wanna see so many historical and very familiar paintings even from Van Gogh or etc you might be visited.
  • Melle E.
    Melle ElleMarch 29, 2016
    Excellent gallery with a range of paintings from different periods. Highlights include Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Van Gogh, Caravaggio, Rubens, Canaletto and the list goes on.
  • Yen P.
    Yen P.August 25, 2012
    Free and open to the public! Do NOT miss it when you're in town! Absolutely lovely! Splendid collection of art from Da Vinci, Raphael, Michaelangelo, Van Gogh, Monet and many more great artists.
  • Olga T.
    Olga TsybulskaAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My personal heaven.This place is perfect for art lovers. And it's free to visit! Get audio guide to learn more about the collection of paintings: da Vinci,van Gogh,Rubens, Manet, Rafael, Van Eyck etc.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BassJuly 30, 2016
    The Van Goghs are beautiful, but it's very busy. Go at a quieter time and make an entire day of it and you'll love it! Gift shop had great Van Gogh style items too
  • Bhan L.
    Bhan LamMarch 28, 2015
    Catch Van Gogh's paintings here. London pass holders get free audio tours. Lots of benches to rest and admire the paintings while listening to the audio tour. Amazing.
  • Karen
    Karen1 week ago
    Make it a goal during your visit to find this painting I've posted with my tip. It'll get you through the museum and see all of the beautiful artwork here, including this one.
  • Khrystal K. D.
    Khrystal K. DavisMarch 12, 2016
    This is my favorite art museum ever. I love the Monet and Degas works. The impressionist collection is a treat to the eyes. I need to go back and spend more time. One afternoon wasn't long enough.
  • Daniil A.
    Daniil AndrianovMay 31, 2013
    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.
  • Sherie S.
    Sherie SwerdlowApril 6, 2014
    My favorite time to visit is on Friday nights when it's quiet and you almost feel like you have the museum to yourself. One of my favorite paintings is here: "The Execution of Lady Jane Gray".
  • Y K.
    Y KimOctober 16, 2015
    One of the most fabulous spots in London. You can see hundreds of great pre-modern paintings for free. Da Vinci and so many Impressionists' works including Monet, Manet, Degas, Gauguin and Gogh.
  • Augustus Collection
    Augustus CollectionFebruary 23, 2014
    Another attraction which boasts free entry is the National Gallery. You can see incredible art from classic artists such as Van Gogh, da Vinci or Renoir! Read more
  • Camilla P.
    Camilla PerondiAugust 1, 2016
    The collection is gorgeous. That's it. You can't walk through Trafalgar Square and don't have a look to those awesome paintings. Free entrance, and the bookshops offer a lot of fancy merchandise!
  • Doc D.
    Doc DruzsinJune 28, 2017
    Room 32 (Italian 17th century) is extraordinarily fascinating. It is a pity two masterpieces of Caravaggio have been temporarily removed; those are scheduled to be back end of September.
  • QualityLondonApartments.com
    Some of the greatest artists in the world are all on display here. Do check out the great Monet and Cezanne and my favourite Van Gogh. Some great work by Turner is also displayed here.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallOctober 29, 2015
    Home to Picasso's sun flowers, epic paintings by Turner, with tours available of the whole public collection of the museum throughout the week. Book early to avoid disappointment. Free entry.
  • Akin O.
    Akin OAugust 29, 2014
    The Gallery has a lot of paintings from 16th & 17th century England. There are also some priceless sculptures from Ancient Greece. Try to give a donation when entering the gallery.
  • Deborah Lynn R.
    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.
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comOctober 11, 2011
    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.
  • Lina B.
    Lina BellFebruary 5, 2017
    Home to some of the most iconic paintings throughout the centuries.  Large exhibits so due to the crowds plan on spending some time here
  • The Telegraph
    The TelegraphDecember 24, 2012
    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
  • HananZ
    HananZOctober 2, 2017
    The gallery was AMAZING, I loved reading each story behind every painting it's like going back to the past . This one of my favorite 👌🏽
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 28, 2015
    Free entry to one of the world's most impressive art galleries. Over 2300 Western European paintings inc Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Turner's Fighting Teneraire & Leonardo's Virgin of the Rocks.
  • Ekaterina A.
    Ekaterina AlexeevaSeptember 18, 2014
    The entrance is free. You can pay only for the map, which worth doing,'coz the gallery's huge. All the collections are brilliant and the shop afterwords is quite nice:)
  • Danny M.
    Danny McCormackDecember 28, 2012
    In case you wandered in too fast to notice the key on your way in, the wallpaper in each room is colour coded by time periods: BLUE = 1250-1500, RED = 1600-1700, GREEN = 1700-1900.
  • Vincent B.
    Vincent BoucherFebruary 2, 2014
    E X Q U I S I T E - A work of intellectual, aesthetic, and technical innovation - The National Gallery's insider knowledge meant a lot to me over these past ten years . . .
  • Bboy K.
    Bboy KrillinOctober 10, 2014
    You can easily spend the better part of a day enjoying the beautiful paintings on display. George Bellows, Seurat, Constable and Van Gogh are personal favourites.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 10, 2011
    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.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    The National Gallery is home to more than 2,000 works, with masterpieces from virtually every European school of art. Weekly late-night opening is on Fridays until 9pm, with tours, talks and music. Read more
  • Bianca B.
    Bianca BuenoApril 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I love it! The two times I was in London I needed to visit and see my favorite painting: Les Parapluies. Reserve at least a whole evening to fully appreciate the museum.
  • Olga R.
    Olga RamerMay 12, 2017
    Exceptional! Must go for all art lovers. Van Gogh's few paintings are real gems. The gallery is free and has free wifi as well. Nice gallery shop.
  • Gökçe R.
    Gökçe RynneNovember 22, 2014
    Some of the well-known artists' (Monet, Renoir, Goya) well-known masterpieces are on display, well worth a visit.
  • Aaron A.
    Aaron AtencioJanuary 28, 2012
    I love small-scale models and if you enter on the much quieter, less busy Orange St. entrance you will see the model of Trafalgar Square once you ascend the stairs.
  • Alexandra K.
    Alexandra KryukJanuary 29, 2015
    I am in love with impressionist collections, as well as the fact, that the entry is free, so you can enjoy all the Arts Classic at any time
  • MD's Sandwiches & Café
    MD's Sandwiches & CaféDecember 19, 2011
    20% off for all Da Vinci Fans/Lovers, with your entry ticket.... we are just 50meters from the National Gallery. We are a Viennese Cafe with open Sandwiches, new in London and already talk of town.
  • Movie Mayor
    Movie MayorJanuary 13, 2013
    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"
    Upvoted Nov 4, 2017
  • Yasmin T.
    Yasmin TadjdehJanuary 6, 2014
    A lovely place to visit. It's massive, so put on comfy shoes. Also, no photography of any kind is allowed which is a bummer and sort of nonsensical.
  • Juan Camilo Z.
    Juan Camilo ZuletaJanuary 7, 2013
    A must when going to London. Personally I was deeply touched by "The execution of Lady Jean Grey" (room 41). Funfact: Room 34 holds the painting by J.M. William Turner that appears in the film Skyfall
  • Wladimir A.
    Wladimir AlbujaJanuary 10, 2016
    Plenty of both big and tiny rooms. A lovely place to visit and visit again in the centre of London.
  • Nathalia L.
    Nathalia LimaSeptember 27, 2016
    Mandatory stop, is just wonderful! Book a half day to enjoy Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne. Same level as Met and Louvre!
  • Shiladitya M.
    Shiladitya MajumdarFebruary 15, 2014
    Best to start with room 58 area (Italian 1500s boticelli) and then work your way down the ages. Open till 9pm on Friday nights!
  • Christina P.
    Christina PapadopoulouSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Impressionism part is just perfect! Could spend hours and days in here admiring the work of great painters.
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousJune 14, 2016
    As you enter the gallery, can you spot "Cimabue's Celebrated Madonna", painted by Lord Leighton Frederic from 1853-1855. It purchased by Queen Victoria & is on loan to the Gallery
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeNovember 19, 2014
    Claude Monet, Renoir, Gaugin, Van Gogh are just a few artists you can find here. Sainsbury wing with renaissance paintings are worth visiting.
  • Meandering W.
    Meandering WoodsJanuary 20, 2013
    The building that houses the portraits is a work of art itself. Lots of mosaic work on the floors and walls of the stairwells. Look up often.
  • Billy S.
    Billy StewartDecember 13, 2012
    Filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Find works by masters such as Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs. Entry is free.
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