Anyone who’s visited the National Gallery during the ongoing industrial action will have been dismayed by the huge crowds gathered in the few open rooms. If you’re there during a once in a lifetime visit to London it’s probably worth suffering the crowds to see legendary sunflowers and waterlilies, but for those popping in from Chorleywood it almost certainly isn’t.
Room A offers a chance to explore a selection of paintings not normally on show in the main gallery. The paintings date from the 13th to the early 20th Centuries and are hung in broadly chronological order.
The subterranean gallery is quite difficult to locate and has limited opening times, but its well worth finding the tiny spiral staircase that leads down to this room and its hidden treasures.
Wednesdays, 10am – 6pm (closing commences at 5.55pm)
First Sunday of every month, 10am – 6pm (closing commences at 5.55pm)