London PassFree gallery audioguide Entry to the National Gallery is already free, but holders of the London Pass can receive a free audioguide as well
ViatorPrivate tour of the gallery Enjoy a tour of the National Gallery with a personal guide, who will show you round all the greatest works in 2 to 2½ hours
ViatorMasterpieces guided tour A guided tour of the gallery that focuses on masterpieces by the likes of Turner, Rembrandt and Van Gogh and Caravaggio
ViatorChild-friendly guided tour Adults can now enjoy a guided tour around the gallery that will also keep their kids entertained with games and activities
Ed Ruscha sixty-year career has helped to shape the way we view the American landscape with elegant, highly distilled, and often very humorous works.
Course of Empire is his modern take on the cyclical nature of civilisation, and was inspired by Thomas Cole's 19th-century series of the same name. But unlike Cole's rather grandiose vision of classical civilisations, Ruscha's version focuses on the grimy and box-like industrial buildings of Los Angeles. He eschews the beautiful buildings and highlights the economic might and global reach of America today.
Craig’s review of National Gallery – “Do you know what the nicest thing about the National Gallery in the evening is? -- the peace and quiet. I was walking here from Leicester Square five minutes ago and it was all busy busy busy. Pavements heaving, people jostling bustling barging elbows out, running everywhere, cars all over the place, sirens blaring. And then you walk through the gallery double doors a… continued”
Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire — at the National Gallery – 11 Jun to 7 Oct 2018 – The National Gallery will be exhibiting works by American landscape painter Thomas Cole, alongside works by Turner and Constable.
Italian Renaissance painters, Mantegna and Bellini – 1 Oct 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance painters Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna.
Lorenzo Lotto Portraits — at the National Gallery – 5 Nov 2018 to 10 Feb 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance portrait artist, Lorenzo Lotto.
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
Splendours Of The Subcontinent — Queen’s Gallery – 8 Jun to 14 Oct 2018 – The Queen's Gallery will be exhibiting four centuries of paintings from the Royal Collection in 'Splendours Of The Subcontinent'.
Michael Jackson exhibition: On The Wall – 28 Jun to 21 Oct 2018 – The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring Michael Jackson's influence on contemporary art in an exhibition called 'On The Wall'.
The Turner Prize 2018 – 25 Sep 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Turner Prize is Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prize, and always has a controversial work (or two) on show.
If you enjoy National Gallery then you might like to visit Courtauld Gallery (walk it in 12 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Courtauld Gallery), National Portrait Gallery (you can walk there in less than 1 min), Royal Academy of Arts (you can walk it 10 mins), Tate Britain (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Tate Britain) and Wallace Collection (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Wallace Collection)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans