National Gallery

National Gallery

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One of London's top attractions

When you step foot through the doors of the National Gallery in London's Trafalgar Square, you pass through a kind of portal into a world where time gets lost, and worlds collide.

From the waterways of Claude Monet’s Bathers at La Grenouillère, to the serene and angelic figures of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin of the Rocks – masterpieces lie in wait around every corner.

Some artworks date back over 700 years, when the world was very different to the one we know today.

In every line and brush stroke, there are stories to be told. From the artist’s life to the world they saw around them, their works offer a glimpse into a past so long ago.

The Official National Gallery Highlights Tour

With so many incredible things to see in the National Gallery, be sure to make the most of your visit to one of the world's most famous galleries. We recommend booking yourself onto the National Gallery Highlights Tour.

The tours last for 1 hour and you'll be guided by one of the gallery's experts.

Discover and learn about masterpieces from around the world and deep-dive into the history of the Gallery. The Gallery has over 2,600 works of art that cover 700 years of history, from medieval Europe to the French Impressionists.

Come face-to-face with famous works by the likes of Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Raphael and more.

What's included in the Official National Gallery Highlights Tour?:

  • Entrance to the National Gallery
  • Headsets
  • Expert guide in English
  • Duration 1 hour
  • Start times are at 10.30am and 2.30pm - tap book now to check available dates

Once your hour with your guide is over, why not continue your journey around the National Gallery, revisit your favourites and discover even more?

By the time you've soaked up all that culture, you'll surely be in need of a pit stop at The Espresso Bar by Muriels's. Located in the heart of the Gallery, it's an ideal spot to gather your thoughts and take it all in. And who knows, maybe you'll be raring to set off again for another artistic adventure?

Official National Gallery Highlights Tour - Tickets

Book your tickets to a guided tour of the National Gallery here!

Available to 20 March 2025
Trafalgar Square,
London WC2N 5DN
WC2N 5DN

Meeting point

Meet your guide in the Sainsbury Wing Foyer of the National Gallery

  • Toilets and accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Gift shops
  • Food and drink - includes coffee shops and restaurants
  • Headsets are included as part of the tour
  • Duration of tour - 1 hour
  • National Gallery is a free venue