The National Gallery
Situated in Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery houses the widest collection of paintings from the mid-13th century to the 1900s. Initially set up as a gallery for the British people, unlike the Louvre the charity-based gallery was not founded on nationalising a Royal Collection but instead has risen to such seismic proportions that it is now one of the most famous art galleries in the world. Masterpieces range from J.M.W. Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire to Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Other prominent artists include Leonardo Da Vinci, Holbein, Constable, and Vermeer.