Nearest station to National Gallery

Charing Cross station

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The nearest train station to National Gallery is Charing Cross
Charing Cross is in fare zone 1 and connects with these Underground lines:

Bakerloo Line

Northern Line

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Train fares from Charing Cross

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Adult train fares in London
Charing Cross is in fare zone 1 Cash Oyster & Contactless
Single Single Daily cap
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak
Zone 1 only £4.90 £2.40 £2.40 £7 £7
Zones 1-2 £4.90 £2.90 £2.40 £7 £7
Zones 1-3 £4.90 £3.30 £2.80 £8.20 £8.20
Zones 1-4 £5.90 £3.90 £2.80 £10.10 £10.10
Zones 1-5 £5.90 £4.70 £3.10 £12 £12
Zones 1-6 £6 £5.10 £3.10 £12.80 £12.80
Zones 1-7 £7.40 £5.60 £4 £14 £12.90
Zones 1-8 £8.50 £6.90 £4 £16.50 £12.90
Zones 1-9 £8.50 £7 £4.10 £18.30 £12.90
Travelcards
1-Day Weekly Monthly
Anytime Off-peak
Zones 1-4 £13.10 n/a £50.50 £194
Zones 1-6 £18.60 £13.10 £64.20 £246.60
Zones 1-9 £23.50 £13.90 £91.50 £351.40

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Anytime, peak and off-peak? For Oyster, Visitor Oyster and contactless off-peak is outside the hours of 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards off-peak is any time after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri). Weekends and public holidays are always off-peak. Fares are based on what time your journey begins

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  • DaveG – “I've probably been to every gallery in London at least 10 times but I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been to the national. It's just so peaceful and nice inside you can get away from the traffic outisde and sit down on a nice leather couch and take in the pieces in front of you without being bothered by anyone. It's quiet like a library inside and everyone is respectful of the art. I tend to give the famous names like van gogh and picasso a miss these days, and settle down in front of the epic religious paintings, showing scenes from the bible. I’m not religious, but there is so much going on in those paintings it's like watching a story on the television. These kinds of works you just dont see anymore these days, and that is the art world's loss.”
  • PWalker – “This is the best gallery I have ever been to, and I absolutely love it. I have been loads of times already and I never tire of it, such is the breadth of masterpieces on display. There is every kind of art here, from devotional religious pieces ato landscapes, seascapes, and some amazoing portraits. When you look at the list of artists on display here, you cannot help but be wowed. I would write you a list, but it will be quicker if I just tell you that every famous artist from the last half-century is here! . If you are an art lover, then this should be your first stop, your second stop, and your third and fourth stop too.”

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> Craig’s review of National Gallery – “If you only have time to visit one art gallery in London then make it this one. This is the granddaddy of galleries. The Tate Modern is supposed to be the most popular by visitor numbers but what have they got on display: a load of crushed up Coke cans and tipped-over paint pots. The National Gallery has got every great painter from the 13th-century onwards: Leonardo… continued”

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