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London National Gallery Tours

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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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Women in Art Walking Tour

Women in Art Walking Tour

For centuries History of Art has been studied through the work, achievements & eyes of men. This walking tour aims to change that narrative. We want to show that women were not just objects of art on a canvas - they were its creators and innovators. Join us on this unique walking tour of the National Gallery's collection. This walking tour is limited to 5 people - please see our Covid-19 Guidelines for more information.  This walking tour will start at the red telephone box outside the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery.  Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the tour to meet your guid
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.71
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$32.71
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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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$237.56
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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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$103.35
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$103.35

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
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$39.25
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$39.25
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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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$170.83
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$170.83
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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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$94.90
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$94.90
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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
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$247.43
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$247.43
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 Impressionists in London: on the footsteps of Monet and Turner

Impressionists in London: on the footsteps of Monet and Turner

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Impressionism is not a movement it is a philosophy of life. This tour is lead by one of the best artists in Britain. His artworks are very well known worldwide and are annually exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists. See the locations for Monet’s extensive series of Westminster and Charing Cross paintings. Highlights: . Explore the work of ‘ the undiscovered Impressionist’ . Discover the mystery of Turner’s Burning of Houses of Parliament . Hear why Westminster Bridge has always inspired artists . Walk along the marvellous Houses of Parliament . Visit the National Gallery to view the paintings​ . See the locations for Monet’s extensive series of Westminster
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.33
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$90.33

3 Amazing London Art Galleries 1 Tour 1 Guide

3 Amazing London Art Galleries 1 Tour 1 Guide

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If you've got a keen interest in art then this London gallery tour is for you. Rather than feeling overwhelmed by the large collections in London's galleries, you'll visit the highlights of the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Tate Modern with an art historian guide. As well receiving personalized attention in a small group, you’ll discover context integral to understanding masterpieces by the likes of Van Gogh, da Vinci, Hockney, and Picasso.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.90
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$69.90
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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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$94.90
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$94.90
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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
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$289.45
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$289.45
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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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$224.02
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$224.02
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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
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$213.68
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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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$215.06
per group
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$215.06
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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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$170.83
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$170.83
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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
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$117.74
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$117.74
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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
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$189.69
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$189.69
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The Original Tour - London by Night with River Cruise

The Original Tour - London by Night with River Cruise

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Experience the city as the sun begins to set and London lights up around you. A non-stop tour combining a live guided bus tour and a river cruise. A great tour to rediscover the city under a new light, the best of London by bus and boat. The city bursts into life at night and London looks spectacular with twinkling lights cutting through the darkness. Watch the city come alive as the sun sets and as famous monuments such as the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye light up. From the comfort of the top deck, to a tranquil seat on the river, don’t miss out on the perfect night experience. Some of the landmarks on our night tour include: Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and many more.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.94
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$37.94
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London Private Tour: The Life of QUEEN & Freddie Mercury

London Private Tour: The Life of QUEEN & Freddie Mercury

Embark on a quest around London by solving clues that will help take you to iconic places in the life of Queen - the famous rock band, all with the help of your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Gardens, and more. + Walk past Freddie Mercury's initial home + Visit the neighborhood where all Queen band members lived + Discover the places where Queen held some of their most iconic concerts Play the role of a journalist who gets a mysterious letter about the whereabouts of a lost Queen verse from 1977. Can you find the verse? Solve a clue to reveal exact directions to your next stop on the tour, without the need of a map, GPS, or a physical guide. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$17.89
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$17.89
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Double Decker Bus Tour and Hard Rock Cafe Meal in London

Double Decker Bus Tour and Hard Rock Cafe Meal in London

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Discover London with ease and efficiency with a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus package. In addition to 24-hours of access to the seven bus routes, you also enjoy a Thames river cruise and three walking tours. Go wherever you like and take time to explore the places that interest you. When your stomach starts rumbling, head the the Hard Rock Cafe and choose from a variety of menu options.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.62
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$75.62

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
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$363.68
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$363.68
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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
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$213.68
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The National Gallery with an Expert

The National Gallery with an Expert

I love Art History and love sharing my knowledge. To be able to put a picture into context provides an understanding of the time it was produced as well as an understanding of the techniques, patronage and fashions of the time. My tours are engaging and informal as well as informative and academic. I bring props to illustrate ideas and can tailor my tours to particular interests or knowledge.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.22
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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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$226.33
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$226.33
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The National Gallery Quiz with discount at the end pub

The National Gallery Quiz with discount at the end pub

Inject some interactive fun into your visit to London’s National Gallery with this entertaining and educational quiz game. Whether you’re exploring the gallery on your own or visiting with your friends and family, this quiz is tailored for the size of your group with options for one to eight players. Download the quiz to your phone or print it out and discover the highlights and hidden secrets of the gallery as you play.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.26
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$14.26
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Meet the Masters Private Tour at The National Gallery

Meet the Masters Private Tour at The National Gallery

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Discover the hidden treasures of one of London’s finest cultural institutions with a private gallery tour. Our one-to-one service gives you the extra time and attention that’s really needed to explore your surroundings. Let our qualified art specialists take you on a carefully curated 2.5 hour tour of The National Gallery. Expect an in-depth look into Western Art from the Middle Ages right up to the Modern Era with plenty of time for discussion. We'll be discussing some key themes, such as what makes a work of art a masterpiece while taking an in-depth look at some of the most famous paintings in the history of Western Art. You'll leave the gallery knowing why so many of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings remain incomplete and why the National Gallery had to protect its collection from women during the 20th Century! All of this while gaining insight into the personal lives of the artists and what inspired them most.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$235.48
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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 61 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 32.71. Guided London National Gallery tours start around USD 32.71 per person. See all 61 London National Gallery tickets and tours on Viator.
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