Andyman's Qype reviews
Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery Trafalgar Square London , London WC2N 5DN
Andyman wrote on 9 November 2007 (updated on 18 January 2008)
The extroadinary experience of visitng this place will last with you forever. Founded in 1824, after George IV pressed the Government to purchase some 38 major paintings, the gallery now hosts thousands of paintings.
The listed building itself is worth the visit, with it's vast pillars on the impressive entrance. It's free and on entry, you are immediatley struck by the size of the place, cool air and tranquilty, the history echoes off the walls. It's said, you could fit 2156 Double decker buses inside, whether you wish to of course, is another matter, but that indicates the volume of space.
Their are over sixty rooms to visit, each one providing you with the most incredible visions, Rembrandt, Van gogh, Renaissance, Renoir, Leonardo, The Impressionists, (no, that's not a band), the list goes on and on...
Should you be living in or visiting London, this is an absolute must to see, even if you can't take it all in, the bit that you do will be framed in your heart.