Trafalgar Square and National Gallery Walking Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Learn more about European art
  • Marvel at the artworks
  • Find out more about London history
Start at Charing Cross right in the heart of London and visit the National Gallery.
What to Expect
Your tour starts at Charing Cross, in the Strand, right in the heart of London. A short walk leads you to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Hear how the Charing Cross commemorates an amazing royal wife, Eleanor of Castile (died 1290), and how the place used to mark the center of London.

Stand by the site of the factory where the 10 year old Charles Dickens was forced to work when family circumstances declined. Then, heading into Trafalgar Square, see and hear about the various statues of important historical figures, the Nelson’s column, the church of St.Martin in the Fields, the South Africa House and Canada House with its rooftop beehives. This is where Londoners march, make demonstrations and celebrations (especially in New Year’s Eve), and sing Christmas carols and so much more.

Then, enter the National Gallery which, with its 2,500 paintings, is one of the richest and most important art collections in the world. The highlights tour will give you a panorama of Western European art from the 1200s to the early 1900s. Cover all the major European schools of painting with masterpieces from Italy, France, Britain, Germany, Spain, and more.

You can tick many of the greatest artists off your list: Duccio, Giotto, Pisanello, Raphael, Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Titian and Caravaggio; Van Eyck, Van Der Weyden, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Reubens and Van Dyck; Claude, Poussin and some of the Impressionists; Hogarth, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Stubbs and Turner; Holbein, Cranach and Durer; Velasquez, Murillo and Goya. 
What's Included
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Tickets
What's Not Included
  • Transportation (hotel pick-up and drop off )
Meeting Point

Charing Cross Underground Station London Underground Ltd. Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DR at 09:00 a.m.

What to Remember
If any rooms are closed or particular artworks are away on loan, the guide will make an equally wonderful alternative selection of masterpiece paintings to show you.

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