Guided tour

London: National Gallery Guided Tour

4.9 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Babylon Tours London

London: National Gallery Guided Tour

Activity provider: Babylon Tours London

From US$ 94.21 per person

See the highlights of London's National Gallery on a 2.5 hour guided tour. Marvel at masterpieces by Van Gogh, Da Vinci and other artists from the museum's vast collections.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • See the highlights of the National Gallery
  • Marvel at paintings by Da Vinci and Van Gogh
  • Journey through the history of art from the 1300s
Full description
Journey through the history of art on a guided tour of the National Gallery in London, available either as a private or small group option for no more than 8 people. Hear interesting stories about artists such as Botticelli, Monet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Home to a collection of paintings from the 1300s onwards, there is no shortage of things to see, from early 20th-century art like Velázquez's Rokeby Venus to Botticelli's panel painting of Venus and Mars. View Da Vinci’s The Virgin of the Rocks before fast-forwarding to Seurat’s Bathers at Asnières to witness the changing styles over the centuries. Get all the information you need about the history of the art works, such as Vermeer's Lady Standing at a Virginal, Van Gogh's Sunflowers, and early devotional paintings by Raphael.
  • Professional guide
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Temporary exhibits
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Small group tours run with a minimum of 2 people. If the minimum number is not met, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • This tour is offered as either a private or small group option with a maximum of 8 people
  • Tours are available daily and take 2 to 2.5 hours
  • Wheelchair-friendly tours are available upon request only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 18 reviews

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Luis was a wonderful tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the art, artist and timeframe from which it was painted. He took us from the Middle ages thru modern times. He provided us with amazing insight into the painting with a back ground of history at the time. His enthusiasm was infectuous. we would definitely request him again. love Luis !

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August 23, 2022

Added valuable structure and insight to our museum visit

We found that our guide was very pleasant company, with a (at times) slightly unorthodox, but informed perspective of the paintings she chose to show us. The tour flew by, and we felt the information shared with us was always interesting, & most often was well beyond what you'd find in the information written on the wall by each painting. We weren't showed all the highlights of the gallery however, and only noticed a wing dedicated to Degas after the tour finished (20 mins early). This aside, we had a good time and would recommend the tour to any art loving tourists.

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April 11, 2018

Toni was great, he is very knowledgable, and he guided us through the National Gallery in an entertaining, great way! It is a privilege to look at these master pieces of art and get to know the artists, the stories behind, the historical background, the meaning of a painting and funny stories around. Our adult kids and we enjoyed these hours a lot and we will surely remember the impressive pieces that we have seen there. Tony made our stay at the National Gallery very enjoyable and we regret that we cannot ask him to guide us through the Raphael exhibition now!

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April 4, 2022


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