National Gallery Tour + Hotel Stay
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National Gallery Highlights Tour + Hotel Stay
Create a masterpiece of a visit with this Holiday Extras package!
Book a UK city break and explore the National Gallery like never before. From its home in London's Trafalgar Square, the Gallery collects and cares for some of the world's greatest paintings. Founded in 1824, the collection has more than 2,600 works. With a guided tour of the Gallery, you'll discover the history of European art. The world-renowned permanent collection of art spans across the centuries. Beginning in medieval Europe and spanning 700 years of art, with paintings from Renaissance Italy and by the French Impressionists.
Led by Gallery approved Blue Badge Guides, book the perfect London city break and discover the history and stories from the collection which is open all year round. These official guided tours are available during the day and last approximately one hour with an opportunity to enjoy the collection in your own time before or after the tour.
This money-saving short breaks deal includes an overnight stay in a top London hotel nearby. Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in luxury surroundings after an unforgettable day of awe-inspiring art. There's even a delicious breakfast included the following morning!
Included in the National Gallery Tour offer:
- Entry into The National Gallery
- A Blue Badge Guided Tour
- Vox Headset device
- Overnight stay in a nearby London hotel
- Breakfast at the hotel
The National Gallery Opening Times:
10am - 6pm
Why should you book with Holiday Extras?
At Holiday Extras we're proud to offer exclusive deals on top London attractions with nearby hotel stays combined in unforgettable money-saving packages.
With this offer, we'll combine tickets to the National Gallery Highlights Tour with an impressive nearby hotel stay for a memorable city break.
One awesome short break
Walk your way through the history of art
From Donatello to Degas and from Van Eyck to Van Gogh, navigate your way through the history of the world's greatest paintings as you explore the permanent collection that the Gallery holds. Explore the collection wing by wing.
Sainsbury Wing - 1200-1500: Medieval and Early Renaissance
- The biggest names in Medieval and Early Renaissance art including Bellini, Van Eyck, Leonardo, Piero and Raphael.
West Wing - 1500-1600: High Renaissance
- Phenomenal works of art by artists like Titian, Holbein, Bronzino and Massys.
North Wing - 1600-1700: Baroque Era
- Baroque Era permanent collection of works including icons of world art history such as Vermeer, Velázquez, Caravaggio and Van Dyck.
East Wing - 1700-1930: Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism
- Impressive works of art by well-famous artists like Van Gogh, Turner, Stubbs, Monet and Seurat.
- The National Gallery also hosts blockbuster travelling temporary exhibitions throughout the year which are usually ticketed events.
Where to stay in London
The Strand, West End
Stay in the heart of London, just moments away from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden. Welcoming guests since 1909, this hotel celebrates modern comforts complemented by truly British charm.
The onsite Haxells Restaurant & Bar focuses on serving impeccably sourced, top-quality ingredients. The menu is filled with irresistible modern British dishes.
The Clermont, Charing Cross
Charing Cross, Strand
Situated at Charing Cross Station, in the heart of London, this exquisite hotel is housed within a Grade II-listed building. With opulent decor, this luxurious hotel has a popular on-site restaurant and bar.
The Clermont Restaurant and Bar serve classic dishes with a modern twist. Make your break in London unforgettable with a refreshing evening cocktail.
Conrad London St James
Bridge Place, Pimlico
Situated less than a mile from Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, this exquisite 5-star hotel holds its very own world-class art collection!
With Room Service available and an on-site restaurant, you're certain to enjoy a luxury stay at this sumptuous hotel.
The National Gallery & Tour FAQs
Where is the National Gallery?
The National Gallery is in London's Trafalgar Square.
The National Gallery
Is admission free to the National Gallery?
Yes, entry to the National Gallery is free but tours and special exhibitions are provided at an extra charge.
Can you bring a bag into the National Gallery?
Yes you can. For security and safety reasons there is a size limit on the bag you can bring though. The maximum size of bag allowed in the National Gallery is 56 x 25 x 45 cm. They also ask that visitors do not bring luggage such as suitcases into the Gallery.
How long does it take to walk around the National Gallery?
It depends! Recommended visiting time is around three to four hours but you may like to spend the entire day viewing the galleries - it's up to you! We know one thing though, with so many incredible works of art to look at, you certainly won't be disappointed.
How long is a National Gallery Highlights Tour?
An official guided tour at the National Gallery lasts approximately one hour. There's also the opportunity to enjoy the collection in your own time before or after the tour.
Can you bring food and drink into the National Gallery?
No, food and drink is not permitted in the galleries. This should only be consumed in the Gallery's restaurants and bars - where there is a delicious range of snacks and treats available to suit lots of different taste palettes.
Are you allowed to take photographs in the National Gallery?
Yes, you are allowed to take a few snaps to remember your gallery day but there are exemptions, such as within exhibitions. If you're unsure it's always worth checking with a member of staff on the day.
Can I cancel my booking for the National Gallery Tour?
No. These are 'non-flex' bookings, meaning they are non-cancellable and non-amendable.