Some of the world’s best museums are found in London. The good thing is that most of them are free to visit. During my time in London, I’ve visited four of them and my favorite one is the National Gallery being passionate about Art.
It is located in Trafalgar Square which is a touristy area in Central London. You can easily make your way to the gallery via Charing Cross tube station or by bus.
The National Gallery is one of the most visited museums in the world receiving more than 5 million people annually. It holds numerous events throughout the year. It was founded in 1824 with the original location being at Pall Mall and the whole gallery was moved to Trafalgar Square in 1838. The National Gallery is open 361 days a year. What is interesting about the gallery is that unlike many other museums in London, it was founded by the British government and not by the royal family.
It has a great and lively ambiance with group of students deeply interested in history and art and people with their drawing pad and pencil, inspired by all the paintings, doing some live drawings. You are absolutely free to do all that without interruption. You can also take pictures. It features artworks by renowned artists such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Da Vinci and Monet.
Here are some of most loved pieces from the National Gallery.
This gallery should definitely feature on your visiting list while in London.
Some of the must see pieces in the National Gallery:
The Fighting Temeraire by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh, Venus and Mars by Sandro Botticelli, Bathers at La Grenouillere by Claude Monet and Self Portrait at the Age of 34 by Rembrandt.
Link to the National Gallery.
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