Housing one of the world's finest collections of western art, the National Gallery is a feast for your eyes. Your private guide will show you some of this wonderful collection, selecting paintings from across the centuries to give you a highlights tour. Hear the fascinating stories behind the paintings - the artists' lives and the secret codes hidden in many paintings.
European and British masters are represented, showing the development of painting from the 14th century to the late 1900s. The development of western art will unfold before your eyes as we make our way from the Renaissance to Impressionism.
The National Portrait Gallery, just around the corner, provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of Britain through portraiture. Monarchs, scientists, artists, statesmen, the rich and famous including 20th and 21st century portraits, the collection gives an interesting glimpse of the great and good in British life. It also has a well-kept secret - a delightful cafe/restaurant with a view over Trafalgar Square.