National Gallery : Favorite Museum in London

London got some of the world’s best museums and these attract a lot of tourists annually. Most of the museums in London are free to visit. I’ve been to around 4 of them and my favourite one is the National Gallery. I have always been fascinated about Art & Design which is one of the reason why I absolutely adore this gallery.

It is located in Trafalgar Square which is also a very touristy area in Central London. You can easily make your way to the gallery via Charing Cross tube station.

The National Gallery is one of the most visited museum in the world with a lot of events going on throughout the year. It was founded in 1824 with location being Pall Mall and the whole gallery moved to Trafalgar Square in 1838. It 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 is a very lively gallery where you’ll always spot group of students passionately listening to the guides about the museum/artists and artworks or people with their drawing pad and pencil, inspired by all the paintings, doing some live drawings. You are absolutely free to do all that, no one will ask you to back off.

Here’s some of my favorite artworks from the gallery :

The famous Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunset painting – 1888

Big thumbs up to the painter. I am an artist too and I know the pain and how much time it takes for pointillism technique.

Perfection!

This gallery should feature on your visiting list while in London.

Link to the National Gallery

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