Great art, shiny floors and gift shop tat: London’s National Gallery in photos

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

Here’s a short series of photos taken during a recent visit to the wonderful National Gallery in central London.

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

Up the stairs to the galleries.

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

Seen from the window, a young couple pass the gallery.

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

Taking in the art.

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

Art and iPad.

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

Posing for a picture.

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

Shiny floor.

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

Snapping the art.

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In the gift shop.

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

“How does this work?”

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

Posters for sale.

In photos: A short walk around London's fabulous National Gallery, September 2017

Trafalgar Square is virtually on the gallery’s doorstep. The animated scene of people all heading off in different directions reminds me of Lowry’s paintings.

National Gallery

Address
The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DN

Opening hours:
Daily 10am–6pm
Friday 10am–9pm
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Getting there

By tube and train
The nearest stations are Charing Cross (National Rail, Northern, and Bakerloo lines) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)
Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) and Embankment (Northern, Bakerloo, District, and Circle lines) are also nearby.
Please check TFL for up-to-date tube and train information.

By bus
Routes 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 24, 87, 91, 139, and 176 stop at Trafalgar Square.
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