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1st January 2011 until 31st December 2012
 
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National Gallery - Permanent Collection at National Gallery. Located on Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of European paintings in the world. Masterpieces on permanent display include one of Vincent Van Gogh's four paintings of sunflowers and John Constable's iconic Suffolk scene The Hay Wain.

 

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The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it has been pedestrianised. Some of the finest examples of European art, ranging from 1260 to 1900, are included among the 2,300 paintings filling its halls and rooms. More about National Gallery

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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
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Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from National Gallery - Permanent Collection
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Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from National Gallery - Permanent Collection
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 6 minutes from National Gallery - Permanent Collection
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
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New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes from National Gallery - Permanent Collection
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Gallery - Permanent Collection
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from National Gallery - Permanent Collection
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from National Gallery - Permanent Collection
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National Gallery
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Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as National Gallery - Permanent Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery - Permanent Collection
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Gallery - Permanent Collection
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7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Gallery - Permanent Collection
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6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Gallery - Permanent Collection
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25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from National Gallery - Permanent Collection
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National Gallery events

 
Curator's Choice: Rosa Bonheur: TalkCurator's Choice: Rosa Bonheur: TalkFocus on one painting in the Gallery.17th September 2014Wednesday 17th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Curator's Choice: Rosa Bonheur: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 17th September 2014 - 1pm-1.30pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Focus on one painting in the Gallery.
Raeburn: The Archers: TalkRaeburn: The Archers: TalkTalk focusing on one painting from the collection.17th September 2014Wednesday 24th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Raeburn: The Archers: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 17th and Wednesday 24th September 2014 - 4pm-4.10pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Talk focusing on one painting from the collection.
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance PaintingBuilding the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance PaintingBuilding the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance PaintingThe architecture in Italian Renaissance painting is explored through works by 14th, 15th and 16th century artists including Duccio, Botticelli and Crivelli at this exhibition in the Sunley Room of the National Gallery. Building the Picture also explores the way architecture was used to frame sitters in figurative paintings and depict biblical stori17th September 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  30th April to 21st September 2014
VENUE  National Gallery 
The architecture in Italian Renaissance painting is explored through works by 14th, 15th and 16th century artists including Duccio, Botticelli and Crivelli at this exhibition in the Sunley Room of the National Gallery. Building the Picture also explores the way architecture was used to frame sitters in figurative paintings and depict biblical stori... More about this event
 
Musical Trios: TalkMusical Trios: TalkExplore visual connections between two paintings.18th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Musical Trios: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 18th September 2014 at 1pm-1.15pm and 1.20pm-1.35pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Explore visual connections between two paintings.
Sickert: Interior Of St Mark's, Venice: TalkSickert: Interior Of St Mark's, Venice: TalkShort talk about one painting from the collection.18th September 2014Thursday 25th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Sickert: Interior Of St Mark's, Venice: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 18th and Thursday 25th September 2014 - 4pm-4.10pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Short talk about one painting from the collection.
The Big Draw: Building The Picture: Imagined Cities: WorkshopThe Big Draw: Building The Picture: Imagined Cities: WorkshopCreate a futuristic paper city with artists Aliki Braine and Karly Allen.19th September 2014Friday 19th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Big Draw: Building The Picture: Imagined Cities: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 19th September 2014 - 5.30pm-7.30pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Create a futuristic paper city with artists Aliki Braine and Karly Allen.
Three Ages Of The Renaissance: TalkThree Ages Of The Renaissance: TalkArtist and art historian Marc Woodhead discusses the different stages of Renaissance painting.19th September 2014Friday 19th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
Three Ages Of The Renaissance: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 19th September 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Artist and art historian Marc Woodhead discusses the different stages of Renaissance painting.
Follower Of Massys: Saint Luke Painting The Virgin And Child: TalkFollower Of Massys: Saint Luke Painting The Virgin And Child: TalkTalk providing insight into one painting.19th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Follower Of Massys: Saint Luke Painting The Virgin And Child: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 19th and Friday 26th September 2014 - 4pm-4.10pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Talk providing insight into one painting.
Talk And Draw: WorkshopTalk And Draw: Workshop19th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Talk And Draw: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 19th and Friday 26th September 2014 - 1pm-2pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Claude's Seaport With The Embarkation Of Saint Ursula: WorkshopClaude's Seaport With The Embarkation Of Saint Ursula: WorkshopAn in-depth look at the painting.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
Claude's Seaport With The Embarkation Of Saint Ursula: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 10.30am-1pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
An in-depth look at the painting.
 

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Curator's Choice: Rosa Bonheur: Talk
Exhibitions | On 17th September 2014 

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Focus on one painting in the Gallery....More

Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

National Gallery

The architecture in Italian Renaissance painting is explored through works by 14th, 15th and 16th century artists including Duccio, Botticelli ...More

 
Raeburn: The Archers: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2014 

National Gallery

Talk focusing on one painting from the collection....More

The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery's oldest portrait, of Henry VII, is displayed with a Book of Hours inscribed by ...More

 
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

A major exhibition on the life and career of Viriginia Woolf, fearless feminist and author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and ...More

 
BP Portrait Award
BP Portrait Award
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

A homeless man in Germany, an American woman reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, ...More

 
Red Stripe Band
Concerts | On 17th September 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 1 minute walk from National Gallery

The seven-piece supplies blues, boogie, jump jive swing and rock'n'roll....More

Let It Be
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Gallery

The popular show featuring over forty of the Fab Four's hits including I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely ...More

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Following the departure of Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen - the original Jeeves and Wooster - Robert Webb (Peep Show, ...More

 
English National Opera: Otello
English National Opera: Otello
Concerts | Until 17th October 2014 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from National Gallery

English National Opera celebrates Shakespeare's 450th anniversary with a new production of Verdi's Otello. Set on the Cypriot coast, Otello's ...More

 
 
 
 
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