The National Gallery
With the stunning backdrop of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery houses some of the most famous paintings in the world, with millions of people flocking to see its collection. Most of the artwork focuses on Western European pieces from the 13th to 19th centuries and totals over 2,300 works on show at any one time. Highlights of the free gallery include van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait, da Vinci's Virgin on the Rocks, and van Gogh's Sunflowers, as well as works by Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Turner and Raphael. Here visitors can also come and see early 20th century paintings by Monet and Constable. In addition to its permanent collection, the National Gallery hosts special exhibitions that focus on a specific artist, collection of works or theme. Keen art goers can also find that the gallery hosts focus events that examine particular paintings, as well as late night viewings every Friday. And to continue the art theme, next door is the National Portrait Gallery, which also has a vast collection of some of the most famous faces past and present.
Hotels near the National Gallery
Situated in Trafalgar Square, the hotels near the National Gallery are within walking distance of many other London attractions. Covent Garden and Soho are located next to Trafalgar Square, while a walk up the Mall will take you to Victoria. TravelStay.com has cheap London hotels, London hostels and even apartments to choose from, putting you within easy reach of the best tourist spots. Located seconds from Trafalgar Square is Northumberland House, owned by LSE and available to visitors at certain times of year. Meanwhile, travellers can stay in four-star cheap hotels in Soho such as the Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel. We also have London hostels in Soho like the Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel, while our London rooms in Victoria are in abundance. Try the Chester Hotel Victoria for a great value London B&B, which is also in a brilliant location. All this and more when you book with TravelStay.com.
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