Our main entrance, the Sainsbury Wing, is facing Trafalgar Square, at the corner of Pall Mall and Whitcomb Street.
There is a parking space on Orange Street for Blue Badge holders only. Please book in advance by calling 020 7747 2885.
There are designated parking bays on St Martin's Street. Please phone Westminster Parking Information Service on 020 7823 4567 for more information.
The nearest bike stands are on Orange Street, St Martin's Street, St Martin's Place, and Duncannon Street. Please check Urban Cycle Parking for further information.
The nearest Santander Cycles docking stations are on St Martin's Street, Craven Street, Pall Mall East, William IV Street, Charles II Street and Oxendon Street.
Please check TFL for up-to-date information about nearby Santander Cycle docking stations.
We have several entrances. Our main entrance is the Sainsbury Wing. All our entrances have level access and are near to lifts. They have walk-through metal detectors and we inspect bags and rucksacks.
While you're here
Eating and drinking
With stunning views across Trafalgar Square, The National Dining Rooms offers a delicious menu of seasonal salads, open sandwiches and stone-baked pizza with a modern British twist.
With a modern European menu, the National Café offers delicious brunches, quintessentially British afternoon teas and fixed pre-theatre dinners, as well as a self-service cafe.
Offering hot and cold drinks, The Espresso Bar is the perfect place to plan your route around the Gallery over a coffee and a slice of cake.
Every single purchase you make from us supports the National Gallery. Visit our shops or shop online.
Our pick of London souvenirs and National Gallery gifts and books.
Our biggest store, with a large collection of gifts and specialist art books.
Near The National Café, you’ll find our bestsellers and an edit of our full range.
To help us keep the Gallery a safe and enjoyable place for everyone, please follow the guidelines below by:
- Being considerate towards others
- Not touching the paintings or other exhibits, and not crossing the barriers
- Consuming food and drink in designated areas only i.e. not in rooms that contain paintings
- Following our no smoking (includes vaping) policy in any part of the building
- Following our ‘no photography’ policy in exhibitions where a sign is displayed
- Sit only on the seating provided; our Gallery assistants can help you find the nearest seating
For more information read our Admissions Policy.