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Official National Gallery Highlights Tour Dates and Times

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The National Gallery tells the story of European art, masterpiece by masterpiece. From its home in London’s Trafalgar Square, the Gallery collects and cares for some of the world’s greatest paintings – and shares them with everyone to see. Founded in 1824, the collection has more than 2,600 paintings. Its story begins in medieval Europe and spans 700 years of art, with paintings from Renaissance Italy and by the French Impressionists. Discover the history and stories from our collection which is open all year round all led by our Gallery approved Blue Badge Guides. 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.

Afternoon Tea

Following your tour, you will enjoy afternoon tea at our brand-new restaurant, Ochre. Ochre showcases the very best seasonal British ingredients, blending international flavours and modern European cooking. You’ll be served afternoon tea including a delicious range of savoury sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream, seasonal pastries and coffee and tea.

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Days of Operation:

Selected Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 and 14:00

Start point:

Getty Entrance, National Gallery.


Led by a gallery approved, accredited Blue Badge Guide.
Visit one of the greatest collections of Western European paintings in the world from the 13th to the 19th centuries..
Tours take place in a grade I listed heritage building in the heart of London. .
Surround yourself with some of the world’s greatest paintings by artists such as Leonardo, Monet and Van Gogh.
Includes VOX headset .


Blue Badge Guide
Vox headset device
Entry to the gallery


Access to Exhibitions