National Gallery London Trafalgar Square

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National Gallery London Trafalgar Square

When our plans to make a trip to Bath didn’t go through, Hazel and I decided to make our weekend a cultured one by making a visit to the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square.

Growing up, I used to love (with a deep passion) playing the board game Monopoly. It was my favourite game and I always got my mum to play it with me. It was the classic board, which had all the famous places in London. So Trafalgar Square to me will always be represented by that mid-range red-spaced property hahaha.

National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square

Little did I know that Trafalgar Square actually looks this amazing in real life. Particularly on the day we visited, the skies were perfectly clear and the clouds looked so pretty. It was a bright and sunny day, with cool breezes that occasionally came by.

Also because it was the weekends, there were many performers and buskers outside the National Gallery building. Trafalgar Square on a Saturday is bustling with activity indeed.

National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square

Each room looked as pretty as can be omg. The walls were done up in bright and bold-coloured wallpaper, and each picture was in a gold frame. The entire gallery was very grand-looking and majestic. Not only were the walls filled with works of art, the National Gallery itself was a beauty.

National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square

The glass ceilings allowed for natural light to seep into the gallery, which somehow made everything feel much more soothing. Even though it was really crowded, the gallery still managed to maintain its serenity. Everyone admired the art quietly and everything felt orderly.

This was a way different experience to the Vatican Museums, where we were all packed like sardines.

National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square
National Gallery London Trafalgar Square

The National Gallery has got to be the most beautiful museum I’ve been in yet. *-* Looking back at the beautiful walls and the intricate ceiling details makes me all heart-eyed (lol).

I might have spent more time admiring the architecture and decor of the gallery instead of each of the art pieces oops.

National Gallery London Trafalgar Square

 The National Gallery London

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
Opening hours: 1000 – 1800 (Open til 2100 on Fridays)
Admission fees: Free!
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With love,
jtwong


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