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
Lorenzo Lotto was one of the greatest portrait artists of the Italian Renaissance, and his portraits were prized for their immediacy and expressive sensitivity.
Lotto painted men, women and children from a cross-section of the Italian middle-class, including clerics, merchants and humanists. They are always rich in symbolism, with the prominent addition of objects which hinted at their interests and social status.
The exhibition also includes some original documents from Lotto's own account books.
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”
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.
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.
Anni Albers exhibition, at the Tate Modern – 12 Oct 2018 to 13 Jan 2019 – The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective of work by the influential textile artist, Anni Albers.
Burne-Jones exhibition, at Tate Britain – 24 Oct 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Tate Britain will be putting on a retrospective of work by the last of the Pre-Raphaelites, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones.
Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs – 9 Nov 2018 to 28 Apr 2019 – The 'Royalty & The Romanovs' exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families.
Shadows of War — Fenton’s Photos of the Crimea – 9 Nov 2018 to 28 Apr 2019 – The 'Shadows of War' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fenton's photographs of the Crimean War.
Thomas Gainsborough’s Family Album – 22 Nov 2018 to 3 Feb 2019 – 'Gainsborough's Family Album' collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough.
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