The National Gallery
London is a huge metropolis that perfectly balances history, culture and the arts. The National Gallery is a large art gallery featuring works by some of the world’s most famous artists.
Founded in 1824, the museum contains works dating back to the mid-13th century to the 1900s. It holds over 2,300 paintings including works by van Gogh, da Vinci, Renoir, and Degas! It is among the most visited museums in the world, after the Louvre, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The current building for the National Gallery is the third to house the museum. Its facade faces London’s iconic Trafalgar Square, which was designed by William Wilkins in the 1830s. The National Gallery came to be after the British Government bought 38 paintings from the heirs of John Julius Angerstein.
The museum holds some of the world’s most famous paintings. Get lost in stunning impressionist paintings; find George Stubbs’ famous Whistlejacket, and see van Gogh’s incredible Sunflowers.
The National Gallery is free to visit. Beside the National Gallery is the National Portrait Gallery, also free, which contains over 200,000 portraits.
Visit their official website to help plan your visit!