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National Gallery, London

National Gallery, London

National Gallery, London: Our most recommended tours and activities

London: Explorer Pass with 80+ Top Attractions - Go City

1. London: Explorer Pass with 80+ Top Attractions - Go City

Get your London Explorer Pass, a digital credits package, and create your own city itinerary while saving up to 50%* off on top London attractions. Redeem your credits against 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions from a selection of over 80 monuments, tours, cruises, dining experiences, and more. Each visit equals 1 credit used. For the best experience, follow the instructions on your booking confirmation to sync your pass with the Go City app. Choose from a variety of venues, including the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, The View from the Shard and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get instructions on how to plan your itinerary and place reservations ahead when needed with the free Go City app. You have 60 days to use your attraction credits starting with your first choice. Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions from the following list: Popular attractions: • 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off London Bus tour • Tower of London • The View from the Shard • Kensington Palace • Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour • St Paul’s Cathedral • City Cruises Thames River Pass • Tower Bridge • Westminster Abbey • The London Bridge Experience • London Zoo Fun Activities and Tours: • Up at the O2 • Brit Movie Tours • Brit Music Tours • Brit Icon Tours • Hop-on Hop-off Open Bus tour of Windsor • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum • Emirates Arsenal Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Wembley Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & World Rugby Museum • Kia Oval Ground Tour • London Bicycle Tour Company - Bicycle Hire • Fuller's Brewery Tour • Hard Rock Café London • Curzon Soho - Cinema Ticket • Curzon Mayfair - Cinema Ticket • Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema - Cinema Ticket • Swingers Crazy Golf (West End or City venues) • Sherlock: The Official Live Game • All Star Lanes (bowling) • The Chocolate Cocktail Club - One Free Cocktail • The Bermondsey Bierkeller • The Dare Skywalk • Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Trafalgar Square • ArcelorMittal Orbit • London Food Walking Tour Museums and Places of Interest: • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew • Royal Observatory Greenwich • London Transport Museum • Cutty Sark • Benjamin Franklin House • Florence Nightingale Museum • Freud Museum London • Hampton Court Palace • Household Cavalry Museum • London Bicycle Tour • Museum of Brands • Old Royal Naval College • Royal Albert Hall Tour • Garden Museum • The Guards Museum • The Monument to The Great Fire of London • The Postal Museum • Wembley Stadium Tour • Apsley House • Eltham Palace • Jewel Tower • Wellington Arch • Chiswick House and Kitchen Garden • Royal Air Force Museum London • The Courtauld Gallery *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website. 

London: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

2. London: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

Discover all of London's top attractions and landmarks on the Must See London tour. With the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the stops, you can explore each destination in more depth. The open-top deck offers some of the best views of the city, allowing you to plan your itinerary with ease. See iconic landmarks such as Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul's Cathedral, among others. Complete your London experience with a Thames River cruise that takes you from Westminster to Tower Pier. Take your time time and explore the famous sights, enjoy a relaxing walk in one of London's parks, and visit charming neighborhoods like Notting Hill, Shoreditch, and Brick Lane. Your pass is valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours from the first validation, allowing you to hop on and off the bus as many times as you want during that period.

London: Explore the National Gallery with an Art Expert

3. London: Explore the National Gallery with an Art Expert

Marvel at the wonders inside London's National Gallery on a guided tour with an art expert. See world-famous works from Vermeer to Raphael and discover the history behind this renowned collection. Cross London's iconic Trafalgar Square to arrive at the National Gallery. Once inside, meet your guide and begin your guided tour of its vast collection. Journey through the history of European art as you view works by masters, including Johannes Vermeer, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, and Raphael. Learn more about the National Gallery itself, from its status as a grade-I listed heritage building to the history of its significant collection. Witness 700 years of art history evolve all around you with over 2,600 works, from medieval Europe to the French Impressionists.

London: National Gallery Self-Guided Audio Tour in English

4. London: National Gallery Self-Guided Audio Tour in English

Immerse yourself into the mesmerizing world of art at the National Gallery in London with this captivating in-app audio tour. Unlock the secrets behind some of the world's most iconic masterpieces. The audio tour will introduce you to some of the most famous works in the museum’s collection. Dive deep into the minds of the artistic geniuses behind these timeless creations. Delve into the fascinating stories and rich historical context that have shaped each brushstroke, color palette, and artistic vision. Travel through centuries and learn about various art movements and styles. From the Renaissance period's mastery of light and shadows to the bold strokes of Impressionism that revolutionized the way we perceive the world; the tour is a voyage through time. Unravel the symbolism and hidden messages ingeniously embedded within the paintings. You'll find yourself amazed by the artistic techniques and profound meaning behind each stroke, as the audio tour expertly unveils the enigmatic stories concealed in these revered works of art. Note! Entrance to the National Gallery is free. However, a visit requires a reservation. Book a free entrance ticket in advance at the National Gallery official web-site. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

London: Harry Potter Tour, Hop-on Hop-off Bus, and Cruise

5. London: Harry Potter Tour, Hop-on Hop-off Bus, and Cruise

Join this enchanting experience combining the wonders of Harry Potter with the historic landmarks of London. Visit filming locations from the series, such as Diagon Alley, Downing Street, and Old Scotland Yard. As you walk through the streets of London, you'll feel as though you're walking in the footsteps of Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Along the way, your guide will be on hand to share fascinating insights and facts about the world of Harry Potter and the rich history of London. Hop-on board an iconic double-decker sightseeing bus and explore London's landmarks from a new perspective. With the flexibility to hop on and off the bus at your leisure, you can take your time to explore each attraction in depth. See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the London Eye, and much more, as you travel around London in style. Next, enjoy London's iconic waterway, as you board a 30-minute sightseeing cruise. Sail along the River Thames and past the Tate Modern, Tower of London, and Tower Bridge. You can begin the one-way cruise from either Westminster Pier or Tower Pier.

London: Harry Potter Movie Locations Magic Guided Tour

6. London: Harry Potter Movie Locations Magic Guided Tour

Join your tour guide and enjoy a stroll through Muggle-run London! Follow in the footsteps of your favourite characters and see treasured landmarks along the way. Start at the iconic Trafalger Square and see the National Gallery, where thousands of fans camped out for the world premiere. Visit Covent Garden and pass by the Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition, and see 10 Downing Street, home to the British Muggle Prime Minister. Walk to Great Scotland Yard (otherwise known as the entrance to the Ministry of Magic!) and enjoy lots of insider facts and stories as you pass traditional bookstores and Harry Potter inspired shops. Relive your favorite moments, take heaps of photos, enjoy captivating commentary from your guide, and even win 10 points for Gryffindor if you guess some trivia questions correctly! Use the complimentary mobile app to access bonus audio-guided walking routes and continue exploring London once the guided tour is finished.

London: Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

7. London: Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy an intimate introduction to England's capital on a private sightseeing tour of Central London, and see some of the city's most iconic sights. Your private guide will collect you from the lobby of your hotel at 10:00. Discuss the flexible itinerary before you set off. Go to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Royal Family. See the balcony where Prince William kissed his new wife Catherine in 2011. Continue to Westminster Abbey, final resting place of kings, queens, poets and statesmen. Admire architectural details of the former Benedictine monastery, including the stone cloisters, Chapter House and Strong Room. Take in the Clock Tower, home to Big Ben, and the marvelous Gothic edifice of the Houses of Parliament. Then, walk up Whitehall, past Banqueting House and No. 10 Downing Street, to arrive at Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.

London: National Gallery Guided Tour and Afternoon Tea

8. London: National Gallery Guided Tour and Afternoon Tea

Discover the amazing art collection on display at London's National Gallery with a guided tour. See the highlights of the collection's 2,600 paintings and learn about some of the most influential pieces of European art. Afterward, enjoy a traditional English tea service at the gallery's restaurant. Start with a guided tour through the highlights of the National Gallery's collection, which houses over 700 years' worth of European art. Wander through the halls filled with masterpieces by artists such as Vermeer, Titian, and Monet. Learn about the histories and meanings behind each painting. Next, head to Ochre, the National Gallery's restaurant, for a traditional afternoon tea service. Immerse yourself in English tradition as you enjoy a range of savory sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream, seasonal pastries, and coffee and tea.

London: National Gallery Guided Tour

9. London: National Gallery Guided Tour

Journey through the history of art on a guided tour of the National Gallery in London, available either as a private or small group option for no more than 8 people. Hear interesting stories about artists such as Botticelli, Monet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Home to a collection of paintings from the 1300s onwards, there is no shortage of things to see, from early 20th-century art like Velázquez's Rokeby Venus to Botticelli's panel painting of Venus and Mars. View Da Vinci’s The Virgin of the Rocks before fast-forwarding to Seurat’s Bathers at Asnières to witness the changing styles over the centuries. Get all the information you need about the history of the art works, such as Vermeer's Lady Standing at a Virginal, Van Gogh's Sunflowers, and early devotional paintings by Raphael.

London: Landmarks Walking Tour & Harry Potter Walking Tour

10. London: Landmarks Walking Tour & Harry Potter Walking Tour

This walking tour takes you on a journey through London's iconic landmarks, with a touch of royalty and Harry Potter magic. Visit Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben. Starting from Trafalgar Square, where you can see Nelson's Column and the National Gallery, the tour will take you to Westminster Abbey, where many royals have been married and crowned. Finally, explore the magical world of Harry Potter and the locations that inspired the movies, with a stop at Diagon Alley, Downing Street and many more. Along the way your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating historical facts and insider stories. After the tour, download the Vox City app (included in your tour) to discover more of London and its incredible history with curated audio-guided routes through the main quarters, like Soho, Mayfair and the East End. Royalty & Landmarks includes: Big Ben Houses of Parliament Westminster Abbey Buckingham Palace Queen Victoria Memorial Piccadilly Circus St James Palace Piccadilly Theatre Apollo Theatre Duke of York Column Lyric Theatre Wizard Walk (Harry Potter tour) includes: Trafalgar Square Westminster Tube Station Downing Street Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition House of Spells London Old Scotland Yard cecil Court Goodwin's Court Our 9 self-guided route's main sights: The Tate Modern Globe theatre St Paul's cathedral Tower Bridge The Shard Covent Garden The British Museum Borough Market The Monument Green Park Hyde Park The Albert Memorial Chinatown The Bank of England Marble Arch Carnaby Street ...and many more!

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Laine (or Lane?) was a great tour guide !! She was amazing and such a lovely person🤧🫶🏻 we had a lot of fun looking at all different locations and the trivia games were so fun :)) would highly recommend!!

After the terrible experience in Dublin I was a bit worried about whether it would go well. But this time I can't say anything to your disadvantage. Beautiful experience.

The tour was a great way to experience the gallery. Strabo was cheerful and informative. I would really recommend.

Very interesting. The guide was very good and explained in great detail. Tea was marvelous. Very friendly staff.

The tour was very knowledgeable and super exciting!