The National Gallery
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- 98%History Buffs
- 97%Art & Design Lovers
- 84%Local Culture
- 72%Budget Travelers
- 70%Family Travelers
- 55%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (127)
- The National GalleryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 18, 2013
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.Recommended for:Budget Travelers
- The National GalleryMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Sep 11, 2013
Prince Charles describes the place as an 'old friend'. It's not hard to see why. The collection here will mesmerise you, not to mention the blockbuster exhibitions which now get booked out months in advance. It's reassuring to know that you can still mooch around the non-special exhibition spaces totally free-of-charge and be as enthralled by what's hanging on the walls as you are by the eccentrics it attracts. Late nights every Friday, til 9pm.Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
- The National GalleryMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2First to ReviewAug 15, 2013
By the third floor I realized why everyone seemed so familiar...apparently my history book publisher from elementary-high school used the paintings from here for all my texts. It was quite funny going room to room and thinking, "Hey, I know him! Wait a minute, I've seen her before!"
Really fascinating to also see the modern portraits and although the ones of the current royal family tend to make the headlines, there are others worth seeing of contemporary figures.
- The National GalleryMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
I could go every time I visit London. There are so many masterpieces on display.
The new star of the gallery is the newly cleaned Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Virgin of the Rocks, which was back on display after 18 months of specialist conservation work. The painting had been covered with a layer of badly discoloured varnish from the late 1940s. But after expert cleaning and a new frame, the painting has been restored to its former glory. It is now much easier to appreciate the painting’s full tonal range, especially in the darker areas.
I adore how you walk into any room of the Gallery and your eye gets caught by a masterpiece. We lingered over some of my favourites, Caravaggios, Titians, and Turners. But when we decided to leave, I almost got whiplash trying to catch all the beauties in the rooms we passed through as we headed to the exit.
- The National GalleryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 14, 2013
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.
- The National GalleryMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Jul 11, 2013
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.
- The National GalleryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Mar 03, 2013
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.