The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The Gallery is an exempt charity, and a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Its collection belongs to the public of the United Kingdom and entry to the main collection is free of charge. It is the fourth most visited art museum in the world, after the Musée du Louvre, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There are many upscale hotels for guests to stay over while visiting London, However, the Halkin by Como London is one of the best Luxury hotel central London. This London hotel is exclusive and has 41 richly appointed, comfortable and elegant suites and rooms which are spacious, contemporary and comfortable. The restaurants at the hotel serves world-class, award-wining cuisine and caters to all types of customers. The staff provides impeccable and impressive services, and makes it a home away from home for all the customers.
The National Gallery has a collection that has continued to expand ever since and today the National Gallery houses one of the world’s greatest collection of western European paintings. The National Gallery Collection contains over 2300 works, including many famous works such as Van Eyaks, Arnolfi Portrait, Velazquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temerare and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. All major traditions of Western European paintings are represented from the artists of late medieval and Renaissance Italy to the French impressionists. The Gallery is a popular film location, most recently featuring Daniel Craig and Ben Whishaw in the James Bond film ‘Skyfall’. There are also some great places to eat at the Gallery and there are shops from which guests can purchase books, gifts and many more items. The Admission to the National Gallery is free of charge.
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