Happy ShopperThe National Gallery

> For an audio guide to the National Gallery, use the main entrance (1) up the stairs and in the portico. The newer Getty entrance (2) is step-free and is also a useful short-cut to the gallery shop and cafe.

> The Sainsbury wing has its own entrance (3) and is connected to the main building via the circular bridge (4) The oldest, mostly religious paintings in the collection (Early Renaissance) are in the Sainsbury wing, along with temporary exhibitions.

> Well-known paintings in the National Gallery by Dutch artists include The Ambassadors (Holbein), The Arnolfini Portrait (van Eyck) and from the 20th century, Sunflowers (van Gogh)

> Well-known paintings by English artists include The Haywain (Constable) and Whistlejacket (Stubbs)

> When the gallery was first planned, Trafalgar Square was chosen as the best location as it would be as easy for the poor to reach, coming on foot from the East end of London, as it would be for the rich, coming from the West of London by coach.

> The National Gallery website can be
seen here

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