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National Gallery

Art Museum
Piccadilly, London
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    Juli F.
    "Don't forget to see the virgin of the rocks by Leonardo Da Vinci"(20 Tips)
    Nicholas P.
    "Turner exhibition a must!"(20 Tips)
    Gabriele B.
    "The location - Trafalgar Square - is also great!"(11 Tips)
    Augustus Collection
    "da Vinci or Renoir!"(9 Tips)
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  • 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
  • Carlos D.heart icon on user image
    Carlos DuarteMarch 17, 2018
    Lots of art, culture and learning when visiting the museum. Besides having the pleasure of visiting the museum, to be amazed by its wonderful structure, I was also happy to see some of Van Gogh works
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  • Gordon T.heart icon on user image
    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 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
  • Lauren B.heart icon on user image
    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
  • Karenheart icon on user image
    KarenJanuary 6, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Olga R.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Lisette N.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • 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.
  • Olga T.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ferhat D.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • B L.
    B LMarch 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.
  • Khrystal K. D.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Y K.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Doc D.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Sherie S.heart icon on user image
    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".
  • Camilla P.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • Charles P.
    Charles PolákFebruary 6
    Obviously one of the best art collections in the world. Well curated and displayed, lately many highly popular interesting exhibitions.
  • Dave M.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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
  • Daniil A.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Lina B.heart icon on user image
    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
  • Akin O.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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.
  • HananZheart icon on user image
    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 👌🏽
  • Nathalia L.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • 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:)
  • Deborah Lynn R.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Carl G.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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.
  • Vincent B.heart icon on user image
    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 . . .
  • 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.
  • Alexandra K.heart icon on user image
    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
  • Amanda T.heart icon on user image
    Amanda TaylorAugust 17, 2018
    A wonderful selection of art from the medieval to modern. Some very famous pieces on display, and the building is beautiful in itself.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bianca B.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Robert A.
    Robert AccetturaJanuary 2, 2015
    Great free (donation suggested £) museum you should definitely go to for at least a little while when checking out other sights. It's free, nothing to loose right?
  • Ianheart icon on user image
    IanMay 3, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best art collections in the worlds spoilt only by people taking photos of paintings
  • Lauren B.heart icon on user image
    Lauren BatesJanuary 8, 2018
    Really great pieces in here from famous artists like Monet, Michelangelo, and da Vinci. It's free to enter, but donations are appreciated.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Megan S.heart icon on user image
    Megan ShererOctober 29, 2016
    So much to see here, it's a good thing that it's free so you can come back and take your time!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Heidi R.heart icon on user image
    Heidi RiderOctober 7, 2018
    Absolutely absolutely get the audio guide. As the museum is free, it’s an excellent way to get lost in these impressive works!
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