As an art student, taking these trips and going into central London means I expand my knowledge of different art forms, specifically paintings.
Travelling is always better with company, so with me I had a few friends. We chose to take the tube since it was one of the easiest and cheapest way of travelling into London
After arriving at Leicester Square Station we headed to the National Portrait Gallery which was a couple minutes walk away.
I loved looking at the paintings up close to see the techniques used by painter, perhaps I’ll be as good as them one day.
After we left the National Portrait Gallery we decided to visit the National Gallery which was a couple minutes away, this is a picture from the outside:
As soon as I stepped in the first thing I noticed wasn’t really the gallery’s paintings, but the architecture and how beautiful it was with its intricate detail.
My favourite paintings I saw that day would undoubtedly have to be the following:
Both gift shops were filled with expensive souvenirs that I unquestionably could not afford as museum gift shops are overpriced, in my opinion. Although the ones I went to are free entry so technically it’s understandable.
In saying that, this is what I picked up from both galleries; there are a lot of leaflets mainly because I wanted to put them into my art book. Also, I love buying tote bags which is why I picked this one up from The National Gallery.
Overall, it was an amazing trip out in London and I definitely recommend visiting those Galleries.