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National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
Sightseeing Art Gallery
Admission Free (except certain exhibitions and special events)
Opening Times Daily 10:00-18:00 except Wednesday until 21:00
Wheelchair Access Yes
Address of National Gallery
National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London
WC2N 5DN
United Kingdom
Website
Public transport to get to National Gallery
Tube: Charing Cross/Embankment/ Leicester Square
Rail: Charing Cross
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National Portrait Gallery
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The National Gallery is the most popular gallery in London with one the greatest collections in the world. It contains around 2,300 paintings and portraits from the Renaissance period to the Impressionists.

The beginnings of the gallery were not as grand as many other notable galleries in other countries. The early collection was originally bought by the government in 1824 from John Julius Angerstein's collection when he died. The gallery was then donated pieces from private collections. The gallery was originally housed at Angerstein's former house, no.100 Pall Mall. It was then moved to its current building in 1838.

Top 10 must-see paintings:
1. Virgin and Child with St. Anne and John the Baptist
2. The Arnolfi Portrait
3. The Ambassadors
4. The Wilton Diptych
5. Rokeby Venus
6. Mystic Nativity
7. Supper at Emmaus
8. Young Woman Standing at Virginal
9. A Woman Bathing in a Stream
10. Bathers at Grenouičlle

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