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The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN United Kingdom
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    I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the galleries and getting some face time with some of history's greats. It was fun comparing the gowns worn by the various queens with the fantastic reproductions made for historic films. I made a special trip to see Charles Darwin and thank him for his courage and wisdom. Maybe there's someone there you'd like to chat with? Entry is free.

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    Situated right on the edge of the Trafalger Square The National Gallery is in a very lively section of the city. Inside things are a bit more subdued but with another massive building packed with treasures to explore there is plenty to see! Entrance is by donation only so even if you are not a huge art fan it's a great place to stop in and see artworks by some of histories most famous artists.

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    I thought this would be a not-too-boring way to kill an hour before meeting a friend, but it turned into a really special experience. Each portrait is intelligently accompanied by a brief biographical note, which brought the humanity of the long-dead and mostly forgotten subjects to life. A visit here can easily become a meditation on the ephemeral, if vivid, nature of our brief existence.

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    The museum I visit most often. Surely one of the best places to visit in London - situated right on Trafalgar Square, it is completely free to get in. An incredible collection of art - head to the earliest stuff and work your way through the centuries to the Twentieth Century, ending with Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Cezanne, Klimt. The Leonardo Cartoon is one of the most sublime pieces of art in the world - look out for its own room tucked away at the entrance to the Renaissance section, on the right, then sit and stare at the beauty.

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    The National Gallery is located right by Trafalgar Square. In addition to having over 2,300 old-school European style paintings, it's open free to the public.

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    Huge collection of beautiful art. Interesting Exhibitions next door in an seperate building. Nice Cafe with good pastries.

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    The best museum in London, with amazing medieval triptychs and a good selection of Flemish Masters, including the iconic Arnolfini Marriage by Jan Van Eyck. Lot of Leonardo here, too. Great bookstore...the one downstairs is bigger.

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    Wow, fantastic to see the paintings! So beautiful and wonderful to see the British King and Queen's paintings.

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    Beautiful gallery with a wonderful array of works! Including that of Van Gough! I went in only because I had time to kill, but I was really thankful that I did. It is a thoroughly well organised gallery with very relevant and interesting information to accompany each painting.

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    Let's start out with the free admission then move on to the fact that the gallery contains many of the most famous portraits of notable Britons--the pictures you see in textbooks and on Wikipedia. The National Portrait Gallery is a great way to kill a lazy afternoon. Located just off Trafalgar Square in the heart of downtown London, this museum is topped only by the British museum.

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    They have some really cool modern portraits that they show one on of the bottom floors.

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    Beautiful! I loved the fountains in front and the collection was great!

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    Admission is free and during the week this place closes at 6 pm. A must see after walking through Trafaglar Square. Amazing pieces of art that tell a variety of stories. To help the viewer understand each piece has a little note of history beside it.

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    The National Gallery is a wonderful art gallery to visit for art lovers. There are thousands of paintings and other works of art to see here, including the infamous coronation of Napoleon painting. The museum is huge, and will take hours to walk through and marvel at the wonderful works of art here that are immortalized on convas. Enjoy!

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    The collection is extensive, and you would need more than one day to truly appreciate everything there.

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    A great place to come for a wander on a rainy afternoon. The more modern portraits are my favourite, but like most attractions in London there is always more to the location than just what it houses. The building is beautiful. A great stop just on Trafalgar Square. The Marquis down the road is a lovely pub to finish up your afternoon at.

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    a good way to end the last day in London. a quick tour of the national gallery.

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The National Gallery is a world famous art gallery in London, England. Its location on Trafalgar Square only increases its already tremendous draw. The gallery did not spring from a royal collection, as is the case with many European national galleries, but rather began when the British government purchased works from private collectors to display for public consumption. The museum is widely recognized as having one of the most comprehensive and outstanding collections of Western painting in the world. It is difficult to pick out highlights from such an impressive catalogue, but readers of this description may recognize Jan van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Marriage, Hans Holbein the Younger’s The Ambassadors, and Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

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