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Private Tour: London City Center Historical Walking Tour
"This private tour with an English speaking guide is perfect for a personal introduction to the Royal family history the origins of this massive world capital and it’s best kept secrets walking inside the very heart of LondonNot only will you get your bearings and cover the major landmarks you will also discover the entertaining stories of history's main players: Winston Churchill King Charles II Queen Elizabeth II and many more. Our guides will take you to the hidden spots and along the way they will provide you with insider knowledge and helpful advice so you can to make the most of your visit.The whole experience will be orchestrated t National Gallery Nelson’s Column
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Private Tour: London's National Gallery and The Britsh Museum Guided Tour
"This amazing private tour is led by English speaking guides for an intimate visit inside the British Museum and it’s best-known sculptures objects and artefacts and ending with the highlights inside The National Gallery of London.Join our most cultural tour of the two major museums of London. Perfect for an introduction to The National Gallery of London and the most recognised paint this tour will take you on an artistic and historical journey through the origins up to date revealing the most famous pieces and some handpicked gems.After having a small lunch break your expert guide will introduce you to The British museum’s best collection around the globe of sculptures objects and artefacts that will explain through their origins and stories the societies from the past present and future.Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc) A Young Woman standing at a Virginal - Johannes VermeerSunflowers - Vincent Van GoghThe Madonna of the Pinks ('La Madonna dei Garofani’
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Private Tour: Sightseeing Walking Tour of London
"Your private guide will collect you from the lobby of your hotel. You can discuss the flexible itinerary before you set off. You will have the chance to see may famous locations around London.Watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony in front of B final resting place of kings queens poets and statesmen.Admire architectural details of the former Benedictine monastery including the stone cloisters Chapter House and Strong Room.Enjoy the views of Big Ben and the marvelous Houses of Parliament.Then walk up Whitehall
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The National Gallery Tips (131)

Not Just British Art

I’d be the first to admit that visiting art galleries isn’t normally a top priority of mine when travelling, but that doesn’t mean to say that I haven’t any interest at all.Looking at works of art is...
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EasyMalc
Dec 30, 2016

National Gallery

Great Art, not quite the Louvre but more manageable size in this Trafalagar square museum. This is the collection of art owned by the British government and if its smaller than the Louvre, its...
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Jim_Eliason
Dec 17, 2016

NATIONAL GALLERY

This art gallery is arranged chronilogically, through 4 different wings, so I found it easy enough to just pick out the areas I wanted to see [since i didn't have time to do the whole place justice]....
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hevbell
Oct 10, 2015

Sainsbury wing 1260-1510.

This wing which shows paintings from 1260-1510 is located in a separate building left of the main one. The collection is on the 2nd floor linked to the main building by a bridge.The Sainsbury Wing was...
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breughel
Feb 01, 2015

West wing - Paintings from 1500 to 1600.

The highlights of this 16th c. department of the National Gallery are the Italians:Raphael, 'The Madonna of the Pinks', Titian, 'Bacchus and Ariadne', Michelangelo, 'The Entombment', Leonardo da...
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breughel
Feb 01, 2015

North Wing - Landscapes 1600 - 1700.

Landscapes were one of the major themes of the 17th c. paintings especially in the Netherlands.Indeed the Dutch Golden century produced thousands of landscapes of all kinds: River views and seaside...
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breughel
Feb 01, 2015

North Wing - Paintings from 1600 to 1700.

This is in my opinion the best department of the National Gallery by its diversity and quality.The highlights here are: Vermeer, "A Young Woman standing at a Virginal" (room 25),Van Dyck, "Equestrian...
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breughel
Feb 01, 2015

Paintings from 1700 to 1900.

What I like with the National Gallery is that the pleasure continues after the 17th c. and goes on to the 19th c. with the Impressionists.It is always a pleasure to view or view again the most...
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breughel
Feb 01, 2015

National Art Gallery

I visited the National Art Gallery in 1971. After that, with the kids, some other museums seem preferable. However, I remember the quality of the collection, and specially, my friend Joõo with an open...
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solopes
Oct 22, 2014

One of the best on Earth !!!!

London is a city that has endless amount of attractions for all ages and types ….The National Gallery at Trafalgar Square literally in central London ranks among the world's best museums and a must do...
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jlanza29
Oct 15, 2014

Best of, if you are short in time.

I'm sad to see that one of the five best painting museums in EU is only on position 25 among the things to do in London according to VT! "De gustibus et coloribus non est...
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breughel
Apr 02, 2014

So many wonderful artworks

You can spend weeks and still not have enough time to experience all the wonderful artworks. If ever I am in the area I pop in, even if it is just to have a look at Van Gogh's sunflowers. We have...
cleocat
Jan 28, 2014
 
 
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Things to Do Near The National Gallery

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Trafalgar Square

London’s foremost meeting point for social and political gatherings, Trafalgar Square takes its name from Horatio Nelson’s famous victory over Napoleon’s French and Spanish fleets at Cape Trafalgar in...
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Nelson's Column

At the centre of Trafalgar square you will see Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. Nelson's Column is a monument built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died...
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National Portrait Gallery

Located just around the corner from Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, is the National Portrait Gallery. The gallery is arranged chronologically over 3 floors but the ground floor houses the...
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Admiralty Arch

Admiralty Arch is a landmark building which incorporates an archway providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall, which extends to the South-West, and Trafalgar Square to the North-East. As...
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Leicester Square

Pedestrianised square in London's West End which is always very busy at night being in the heart of the cities theatre and nightlife district. There are cinemas around the square which are usually...
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Christmas Lights

The West End attracts tourists throughout the year but if you love shopping there’s no better time to visit than the period in the build-up to Christmas. This is when the main shopping area around...
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Getting to The National Gallery

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Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 21:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 18:00

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