National Gallery

Located in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery is generally considered to be one of the best art galleries in the world.

It houses some 2,300 paintings of mainly European origin ranging from the mid-13th century through to early 20th century. The National Gallery was in fact built about 1832 to store the Angerstein Collection which comprised about 34 pieces bought by the government in 1824.

In the late 19th century the building was extended and further additions named the Sainsbury wing were made in 1991. This area today contains an excellent collection of early Renaissance works.

Among the paintings found here are works done by Botticelli, Monet, da Vinci, Rubens, Rembrandt and Renoir.

Opening Hours
Thursday to Tuesday from 10am until 6pm.
Wednesday from 10am until 9pm.

Free guided tours of the Collection take place daily at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Additional tours are held at 6pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday evenings and 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Saturdays. Tours leave from the Sainsbury Wing Information Desk.

National Gallery
Trafalgar Square

Location Map

+44 (0)20 7747 2885

Nearest Tube / Rail Station
Leicester Square

Bus Routes
3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, x53, 77a, 88, 91, 109, 139, 159, 176

Wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities. Wheelchairs are available on request and provision is made for guide dogs.

A tour interpreted in British Sign Language is also held on the first Saturday of every month at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Tours leave from the Sainsbury Wing Information Desk.