The National Gallery, London
The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is where art aficionados can see all the world famous works from the likes of Vermeer, Titian, Monet, Gainsborough, Rubens, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Michaelangelo and Leonardo do Vinci, to name but a few. Allow plenty of time to take it all in – to give you some idea of the scale of this place, there are 66 rooms and galleries housing over 2,300 paintings dating from the 13th to the 20th century. It's a London landmark that really ought to be on your list.
If you can, set an hour aside for afternoon tea in The National Café or lunch in The National Dining Rooms, or families can tuck into their packed lunches in the lunch room. Then go and have a browse around the shop and treat yourself to a lasting reminder of your visit. There are regularly changing exhibitions, and workshops for families. Start them young, show them a bit of culture.
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