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National Gallery

One of the most famous art museums in the world, it houses work spanning from the middle ages to the modern era.

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Trafalgar Square
A beautiful historic square in the heart of London and one of the city's top tourist attractions.
St-Martin's-in-the-Fields
St Martin's-in-the-fields is a stunning Georgian church located off Trafalgar square.
Turner's The Fighting Temeraire
The National Gallery houses several of Turner's larger than life paintings of seascapes and storms.
Van Gogh's Sunflowers
One of the National Gallery's 30 Must See Paintings, Van Gogh's Sunflowers is only one of his numerous paintings on display.
Caravaggio's Salome Receives the Head of John the Baptist
Caravaggio's is known as one of the masters of chiaroscuro techniques to capture the emotion of his subjects.
Canaletto's A Regatta on the Grand Canal
Canaletto's numerous, highly detailed works are on display throughout the world, with several on display at The National Gallery.

Related Tours

The Heart of London: Iconic Squares and Royal Streets
  • Admire Trafalgar Square, named after Britain’s most famous Naval victory.
  • View the stunning St-Martins-in-the-Fields, the gorgeous Georgian church on the North-West of Trafalgar Square.
  • Explore Covent Garden, the former market is now which is now famous for its varied street performers.
  • Visit Piccadilly Circus, an iconic hub of the city, which always has a vibrant atmosphere.
  • Marvel at the London home of the British Royal family, an essential part of British history.
  • Spend an hour in the National Gallery, or discuss your plan for your London trip over a coffee.

This area of central London is one of the most exciting and vibrant parts of the city. It is steeped in history and includes Trafalgar square which is dedicated to Britain’s famous victory over the French and Spanish fleets at Trafalgar. You will explore this area at your own pace and your guide will discuss the history of this famous battle. Your guide will introduce you to Horatio Nelson, the British commander who died during the battle and has a towering column dedicated to him in the centre of the square. The Amba Charing Cross hotel is located around 3 minutes from here. This establishment has an interesting history and it is rumoured that Jack the Ripper even stayed here as evidence suggests he left behind a mysterious black bag which the police tried to identify him by. It also suffered from heavy German bombing during world war two which meant the whole set of top floors had to be rebuilt.

Next you will see the St-Martins-in-the-Fields, the stunning Georgian church built with a neoclassical design. You will explore the bustling hubs of Piccadilly circus and Covent garden, walking past some of the world famous theatres of the West End. Next you will walk to Buckingham Palace, the London home of the royal family and one of the most iconic sites in London. Finally you have the option to visit the National Gallery and view the amazing selection of work on display. Or alternatively you can discuss the best sites and places to visit for the rest of your stay in London with your expert local guide. 
Past Civilisations: the British Museum and National Gallery - Private Tour
  • Take centre stage with your guide and enter a fascinating world of mystery: from Vikings to Egyptian mummies
  • Marvel at the Parthenon sculptures: sublime marbles from the Acropolis in Athens.
  • See the Rosetta Stone: the key which unlocked modern understanding of ancient Egypt. 
  • Learn of Jan Van Eyck’s seminal use of light to show depth in the ‘Arnolfini portrait’. 
  • Decipher the anamorphic skull in Hans Holbein’s ‘The Ambassadors’.
  • Contemplate the famous ‘Sunflowers’ by Van Gogh and his leading use of yellow.
Navigate the vast exhibitions of The British Museum with an expert in the field. One of the oldest museums in the world, it houses millions of items in over 70 galleries. Comb some of humankind's greatest archaeological artefacts, and learn of their significance. Relics and artistic curiosities from lost times and civilisations. Mummies, priceless armour, ancient coins to architectural marvels. Hear of their discovery, from the adventures of old British explorers, medieval tomb raiders to spoils of war. 

See the Rosetta Stone, the Easter Island Moai, the Sutton Hoo, the Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon marbles, as well as many other remarkable objects as part of an unmissable day of discovery and mystery.

Go across to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square and wonder at the myriad of masterpieces on display. With the help of your guide, you will delve beyond the superficial and gain a deeper understanding of the hidden meaning and mystique in some of the world’s most significant pieces of art. With over 2300 paintings ranging over 7 centuries and works from some of the most prolific artists, including Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Holbein, the National Gallery will not fail to ignite your imagination. 
Licensed to Thrill: James Bond Spy Mysteries Tour (with your private black cab)
Thought Christmas only comes once a year? Well... think again. Our 007 experts will whisk you through the key James Bond film sites- from 'Dr. No' to 'Spectre'. 

London has played host to some incredible Bond movie scenes over the past 55 years – and you can step in the footprints of 007 actors Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton. Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig with your own special agent.

James Bond fans not only get to see those movie scene sites - but also most of London's iconic landmarks plus a special visit inside one of the world's most famous spaces, the National Gallery.

London is a city unlike no other in respect of its long associations with the world of espionage - the spies, double agents, traitors, heroes and villains from every continent played out their cloak and dagger games of cunning, deceit and treachery on the mean streets that we shall traverse. Delve into the world of espionage with Bond, James Bond. 
The National Gallery Private Tour
The National Gallery holds one of the greatest art collections in the world. Founded in 1824 and housed in monumental splendour at the north side of Trafalgar Square, this unique museum is jam-packed with some of art history’s greatest masterpieces. 

Your tour begins in early modern Europe. You will encounter the work of artists such as Titian, whose sumptuous Bacchus and Ariadne depicts the god’s pursuit of the young maiden. Among others, you will also look at the art of the famed Tudor portraitist Hans Holbein the Younger, including his renowned work The Ambassadors.

Moving into the 1600s, the tour will visit some of the great art of this period, including Rembrant’s Self Portrait at the Age of 34 and his striking Biblical work, Belshazzar’s Feast. Another great Biblical work is Salome Receives the Head of St John the Baptist, painted by the turbulent Caravaggio. So too will you see the multiple works by Reubens, the great diplomat artist, who placed the image of his young bride in The Judgement of Paris. On the theme of female beauty, you will learn the story of the rare Spanish nude, Velazquez’s Rokeby Venus - and how long after the repressive milieu 17th century Spain, the piece found itself dragged into Britain’s Edwardian struggle for female suffrage.

Entering the Romantic era, you will see a valediction for the past - the Fighting Temeraire, taking its final voyage into the dusky seascape for which Turner is so well regarded. Walking further through these rooms, examine the evolution of impressionism and post-impressionism;  gaze upon Monet’s Bathers at La Grenouillere and his similarly famed Water-Lily Pond, before coming to Van Gogh’s world-renowned Sunflowers, beloved of poster sellers the world over, and the smooth modern scenes of Seurat and his Bathers at Asnieres

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