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London National Gallery
Home to England’s greatest collection of paintings, the London National Gallery's pantheon-style facade looms over London’s Trafalgar Square. With a storied history dating back to 1824, it’s no wonder this is one of the most-visited art museums in the world.

The Basics
The National Gallery is a popular London attraction, with hop-on, hop-off bus tours stopping right outside. Visitors to the museum can explore independently or opt for a private tour with an art historian guide. Alternatively, you can purchase a London Pass and enjoy entrance to the National Gallery and a host of other London museums and attractions. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entrance to the museum is free, but guided tours include a level of personalization and ensure you see all the top exhibits. 
  • Visitor facilities include restrooms, a coat check, a gift shop, a café, and a restaurant.
  • The National Gallery is wheelchair accessible—lifts and ramps are available on all floors.

How to Get There
The National Gallery is located on Trafalgar Square in Central London, an easy walk from Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, or the Thames riverfront. The closest tube station is Charing Cross.

When to Get There
The National Gallery is open year-round but can get crowded during peak summer months, when it’s best to arrive early and opt for a weekday visit if possible. The site is open daily from 10am to 6pm, with extended hours until 9pm on Fridays.

The Masterpieces of the National Gallery
The museum’s permanent collection includes over 2,300 paintings, dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. It includes pieces from iconic artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, da Vinci, Holbein, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Ruben, and Van Eyck. 
Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England
Hours: Daily 10am-6pm (Fridays until 9pm)
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London : Family and Children Tour of the National Art Gallery

London : Family and Children Tour of the National Art Gallery

Inspire a love of art in your kids with this family-friendly guided tour through London’s famed National Art Gallery. With this private museum experience designed to encourage collaboration between kids and parents, you can explore the collection with your guide, slow down to really appreciate one or two works of art, and participate in family-friendly interactive activities perfect for fostering a youthful curiosity in the arts.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$242.36
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$242.36
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Private Tour, Highlights of The National Gallery, popular with families

Private Tour, Highlights of The National Gallery, popular with families

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The National Gallery features thousands of paintings on display. Get help navigating the renowned collection during a personalized guided tour. Begin with 13th-century portraits and see how styles evolved over the centuries as you admire major works from Titian, Van Gogh, and Rembrandt. Tours can be adapted for kids to include interactive games and quizzes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$231.86
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$231.86
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Private Tour: National Gallery Tour in London with Art Historian Guide

Private Tour: National Gallery Tour in London with Art Historian Guide

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Explore the National Gallery — one of the most visited art museums in the world — on this private, 2.5- to 3-hour tour. With your specialist art historian leading the way, make a beeline for the gallery’s most impressive works. Get up close to Flemish masterpieces by Van Eyck and Rubens, and admire works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and other Italian greats. See, too, French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings by Picasso, Cezanne, and Monet. Along the way, learn about the pieces you see and the artists who painted them.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$295.31
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$295.31
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The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.62
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$40.62
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British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Make the most of your time in London with tours of two of its flagship museums: the National Gallery and British Museum. Explore the National Gallery, home to one of the world’s greatest paintings collections, seeing masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers.’ Plus, let your guide introduce you to some of the must-see ancient and medieval treasures at the British Museum. Both museums are free to enter.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.28
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$174.28
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The National Gallery of London Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

The National Gallery of London Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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With its colossal collection of more than 2,300 masterpieces, visiting London’s National Gallery can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. Ensure you see the best of the gallery’s magnificent works on this 2 to 2.5-hour guided tour, led by an art enthusiast. Admire iconic pieces by legends such as Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Rembrandt, and appreciate minor details invisible to the untrained eye. This small-group tour is limited to eight people to maintain an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.82
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$96.82
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions

London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions

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Discover London’s top sights for one low price with the London Pass®. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 10-day sightseeing credits package, and enjoy access to your London Pass straight from your mobile. Simply show it at the gate or ticket office to gain entrance to more than 80 attractions including Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and the "View from the Shard." You also benefit from skip-the-line access at some of the city's top attractions like the London Zoo. Your pass also includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a Thames River cruise, a free guidebook packed with useful information, and valuable shopping and dining discounts. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.96
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$106.96

British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

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Ideal for art and history buffs, this private tour of London’s National Gallery and British Museum showcases the highlights of each cultural institution. The vast collection of art and artifacts in each museum means it’s difficult to ensure you see the top attractions: with your guide, focus on carefully selected artistic and historical treasures, and see legendary pieces such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’, the Rosetta Stone, and the Mummy of Katebet. Taking a private tour allows you to customize your itinerary and receive undivided attention from your guide.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.28
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$174.28
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$376.41
per group
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$376.41
per group
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Kid-Friendly National Gallery Tour in London with Exclusive Guide

Kid-Friendly National Gallery Tour in London with Exclusive Guide

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The London National Gallery is one of the most visited art galleries in the world and during this child-oriented tour you will have the chance to admire marvellous paintings with your kids in a fun and enetrtaining way. In this 2.5-hour private tour you will see masterpieces by Botticelli, Van Gogh, Picasso, Michelangelo, Klimt, Caravaggio and many more depending on your wishes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$252.44
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$252.44
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The National Gallery of London Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour

The National Gallery of London Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour

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The vast quantity of art within London’s National Gallery makes exploring the museum independently an intimidating feat. This private tour of the National Gallery ensures you see all of the collection’s highlights, giving you the opportunity to admire masterpieces and artistic techniques you may have missed when browsing aimlessly. Your guide will lead you to iconic works by Van Gogh, Botticelli, Monet and Rembrandt, while offering insight into the lives of the painters. Plus, receive undivided attention from your guide and customize the itinerary according to your preferences.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.82
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$96.82
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Full Day London Private Classic Tour

Full Day London Private Classic Tour

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Optimize your time in the British capital on a private full-day tour, zipping between landmarks by traditional black cab for an authentic London experience. Discover iconic highlights such as the London Eye, Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace and enjoy plenty of stops for pictures or a closer look. Benefit from your guide’s personalized recommendations to add additional stops according to your interests.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$710.84
per group
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$710.84
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London Photography Tour - Private Tour

London Photography Tour - Private Tour

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Experience London through a lens on this private photography tour and enjoy the undivided attention of your professional photographer guide. Learn how to get the best out of your camera, then put your newfound skills to the test as you walk through Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. Capture classic London images like red telephone boxes, tube signs and suited horseguards, or focus on landmarks like Big Ben, Parliament Square or Westminster.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$237.42
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$237.42
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Escape The Airport: See London On Your Layover

Escape The Airport: See London On Your Layover

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Why spend your Heathrow layover stuck in the airport food court when you can explore London’s top attractions? Take a 6-hour private tour of the capital and create a custom itinerary based on the things that interest you. Visit Big Ben, eat traditional fish and chips, stroll through Covent Garden, and more. Whatever you decide, your private guide is with you every step of the way to ensure an authentic English experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.33
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$196.33
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National Gallery of London Guided Tour for children and families with kids friendly guide

National Gallery of London Guided Tour for children and families with kids friendly guide

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Museum visits are more rewarding when in the company of an expert who can provide context, and, for those visiting with children, someone who knows how to keep younger visitors entertained. Relax on your visit to London's National Gallery of Art on this private tour tailored to children's engagement. View masterpieces by Botticelli, da Vinci and Caravaggio while the kids experience them through fun and informative activities, games, and visual aids.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$218.00
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$218.00
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Highlights of London Private Tour - Downtown, Notting Hill & Portobello Market

Highlights of London Private Tour - Downtown, Notting Hill & Portobello Market

Ready to explore the must-see of London in this complete Private City Tour? Let your private guide take you through the Highlights & Secrets of London Downtown and the colorful neighborhood of Notting Hill. Visit Soho, Chinatown, the classic downtown squares like Trafalgar Square while watching the citizens and their lively local life. Visit the majestic Palace of Westminster, the parliament building, and its famous icon, Big Ben. Take the Underground to tour the charming Notting Hill. Visit the open-air shops and the most authentic corners of Portobello Market, considered the most beautiful in London. Feel like a local tasting the classic English dumpling tea in the best bakery in the colorful Notting Hill district. If you have children, this Private Tour could be fantastic for them too. Just let us know and we will tailor it for them. Book now and enjoy London in this incredible Private Tour, just you and your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$127.88
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$127.88
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London National Gallery Private Tour for Kids & Families

London National Gallery Private Tour for Kids & Families

Masterpiece by masterpiece, the London National Gallery tells the story of European Art. But because much of that story can be difficult for younger aesthetes to digest, consider booking your children into this guided experience for children while you're at the Gallery. With your guide's help, the entire family can enjoy the Gallery's collection of work by Europe's finest artists.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$218.00
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$218.00
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London Westminster Highlights and National Gallery Tour for Kids and Families

London Westminster Highlights and National Gallery Tour for Kids and Families

You and your family can enjoy an unforgettable tour led my a guide specialising in tours for children, combining a walk around the City of Westminster, home to some of London's most famous and iconic monuments and buildings, with a visit to the National Gallery, one of the finest art galleries in the world. During your sightseeing walking tour you will see from outside some of the most recognizable landmarks in the City of Westminster such as Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace with the Changing of the Guards (if scheduled), St. James Park and Trafalgar Square. In the National Gallery, you can admire masterpieces by some of the greatest names in the history of art. A real treat not to be missed.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.90
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$230.90
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3 London Art Galleries with Private Local Guide - Tate Modern & National Gallery

3 London Art Galleries with Private Local Guide - Tate Modern & National Gallery

Dive into the creative life of London on our private art tour. Be entertained by the stories behind the wonderful masterpieces and hear about modern artists as you follow our local expert guide. Discover the impressive works of well-known artists like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, da Vinci at the National Gallery. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the significant persons’ paintings at the National Portrait Gallery. Feel the tug of modern and contemporary art at Tate Modern. As your guide will be right beside you, you don’t have to seek help from someone, all you have to do is ask, and you’ll get the answer. • Get to your meeting point by any transportation • Choose the time of the day, which would be good for you: morning or afternoon • You won’t be left wondering: just ask your host about anything you’d like to know • All three galleries are accessible for the tourists on a wheelchair
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$225.00
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$225.00
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Private Tour : 3 Amazing London Art Galleries 1 tour 1 guide

Private Tour : 3 Amazing London Art Galleries 1 tour 1 guide

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Hear the stories behind historic works of art and learn more about the modern masters from your private guide on this tour of three incredible London art galleries. Explore works by da Vinci, Rembrandt and Van Gogh at the National Gallery; see impressive paintings of significant historical figures at the National Portrait Gallery; walk the vast Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. With your guide by your side, you don’t need to rely on gallery audio guides – just ask your guide all your questions!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$154.33
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$154.33
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National Gallery London Private Tour

National Gallery London Private Tour

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Whether you are an art novice or an aficionado, this private tour will guide you to the most important pieces in the collection, and also open your eyes to the world of European art. Through fun stories and fascinating insights you will uncover the hidden history and depth of the galleries collection which will enrich and deepen your future experience of art. Learn about the history and intrigues of the collection whilst also charting the major developments in art through its unique collection of paintings. We will cover Renaissance Masters like Da Vinci, Raphael and Botticelli, Venetian Masters Titian and Veronese, the Dutch Golden Age of Rembrandt and Rubens, superstars of English art like Turner and Gainsborough, Impressionist revolutionaries like Monet and Cezzane, Post-impressionists like Van Gogh and the Fauvists like Matisse. Join me for a fun and insightful tour, covering the highlights of the collection whilst also customisable for your personal interests.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.86
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$121.86
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The National Gallery Tour

The National Gallery Tour

This tour is a three-hour tour with an expert guide. The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. Its collection belongs to the government on behalf of the British public, and is among the most visited art museums in the world, after the Louvre, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Unlike other famous museums in continental Europe, the National Gallery was formed when the British government bought 38 paintings from the heirs of John Julius Angerstein in 1824. After that, the Gallery exhibits increased by its early directors, notably Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, and by private donations, which today account for two-thirds of the collection. Improve your day with this 3-hour breath-taking tour in the heart of the city with our APTG qualified blue badge art lover guides.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$541.59
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$541.59
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Private Guided Tour of The National Gallery, London

Private Guided Tour of The National Gallery, London

We provide bespoke, friendly and informative guided visits to suit all clients, ensuring that your tour will be as entertaining as it is informative. We enjoy sharing our experience of the collections and our knowledge of the works of art, bringing to life the history and the highlights of the gallery, making your visit very special and memorable. Because the tour will be your private party, you will be free to ask any questions and make requests regarding the direction of the tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.58
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$222.58
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English Culture, Science, Sports, One Week English Language Course in London

English Culture, Science, Sports, One Week English Language Course in London

Our London short term package programs involving science, art, culture, sports, fashion, trade, finance and fun, include 15-hours of active English Training in our language school which received the award for the best language school in London in 2015, and through which we host our students with English host families. In the programs, our students are accompanied for 24 hours, we include a different West End Musical every year; we integrate our students with socio-cultural life of the city. Our program includes visits to the most important attractions of London such as Petticoat Lane, Holborn, Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, St. James's Park, Downing Street No:10, Trafalgar Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, St.Serpentine Lake, Knightsbridge, Harrods, Thames River, London Eye, Royal Festival Hall, London Dungeon and many many more.
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  • 8 days
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$4,909.34
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Full Day London Independent Private Tour

Full Day London Independent Private Tour

Visits may include 1. Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London 2. Changing of the Guard, Constitution Hill Buckingham Palace, London 3. Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London 4. St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London 5. Tower of London 6. London eye 7. Big ben 8. Hyde park 9. Westminster abbey 10. Trafalgar square 11. Natural history museum 12. Covent Garden 13. National gallery 14. The shard 15. River thames 16. Picadilly circus 17. St james park 18. Kensington palace 19. Camden town 20. Regent’s park
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$249.62
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$249.62
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are London National Gallery hours of operation?
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London National Gallery hours of operation: Daily 10am-6pm (Fridays until 9pm). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book London National Gallery tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since London National Gallery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 60 London National Gallery tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit London National Gallery 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to London National Gallery costs USD 242.36. Guided London National Gallery tours start around USD 242.36 per person. See all 60 London National Gallery tickets and tours on Viator.
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