Refurbishment September 2023 – July 2025
We are excited to announce that the iconic Central Park Hotel is under major transformation. Sometimes things need to get ugly before they get pretty !
Our guests are at the heart of all the decisions we make, and your comfort during this period has our priority.
We look forward to welcoming you during and post-refurbishment to share more enhanced experiences.
London is awash with hundreds of museums, art galleries, and cultural institutions. The National Gallery houses one of the most impressive collections of European art in the country and is perfect for a rainy day or cultural weekend. While planning a getaway at one of our hotels in Central London, we urge you to plan a visit to this important art museum using our advice detailed below.
The National Gallery is an art museum dedicated to European art produced during the 13th and 19th centuries as well as pieces from the modern day. It contains work by da Vinci, Monet, and Canaletto.
General admission to the National Gallery is free. Special and temporary exhibitions carry a fee. It is best to pre-book tickets as they do sell out, especially for major exhibitions. Use the Wi-Fi at our hotels in Central London to browse what’s on at the National Gallery and purchase tickets.
The grand building is centrally located in Trafalgar Square, Central London. The closest Tube station is Charing Cross. However, it is also possible to walk there from Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, and Embankment.
The collection at the National Gallery contains over 2,600 paintings. Highlights include:
The National Gallery is open seven days a week with the exception of 24–26 December and 1 January. The exhibitions may be enjoyed at any time of day, any time of year. However, the museum is quieter in the morning. It is a wonderful place to visit during a heat wave or on a rainy day as the facility will shield you from the elements.
The National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery are two distinct museums that are located side by side in Trafalgar Square. While the National Gallery is preoccupied with mediaeval and Renaissance art, the National Portrait Gallery showcases portraits of historical figures and celebrities.
Unless indicated otherwise, photography for personal and touristic purposes is permitted. Additional lighting, flash photography, tripods, and selfie sticks are not welcome. Sketching is encouraged although visitors are reminded not to obstruct the paintings or any doorways.
The Central Park hotels in Central London are ideal for an artistic weekend spent at the National Gallery and other institutions. We are positioned near several Tube stations where you can connect to Trafalgar Square.