About us

National Gallery Company Limited

Every postcard bought in the National Gallery’s shops, every cup of tea sipped in our cafés, and every print ordered online raises money for the National Gallery.

As well as running the Gallery’s restaurants and shops, in Trafalgar Square and online, we also publish books, license images and hire spaces. All to help the National Gallery look after the world’s greatest paintings – today and for generations to come.

The products and books we sell in our shops relate back to the paintings in the Gallery and the unique building and location. We also sell other products and books that we think you will find engaging, useful and also fun. Whether it be a souvenir of your first visit with Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, a Monet exhibition catalogue or a high quality reproduction of Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire. We have one of the most extensive art bookshops in central London and an exceptional custom and framed prints service, with the highest quality reproductions of the most popular paintings in the National Gallery Collection. Every single purchase you make from us supports the National Gallery.

We publish all kinds of books to support the Gallery, our paintings and our exhibitions. Our books help us share our research and our knowledge about the collection and our exhibitions with as many people as possible. You can buy all our books in our shops, online and in other bookshops around the world. Find out more here.

We have three shops in the National Gallery and an online shop with a wide range of gifts, books, prints and souvenirs:

Sainsbury Wing Shop:
Our biggest store, with a large collection of gifts and specialist art books.

Portico Shop:
Our pick of London souvenirs and National Gallery gifts and books.

Getty Shop:
Near The National Café, you’ll find our best sellers and an edit of our full range.

Our shops are open every day from 10am to 5.45pm (Fridays until 8.45pm). You can browse our online shop here. We deliver all over the UK and to more than 80 countries around the world.

Partner with Us

We like to partner with suppliers, manufacturers and producers to create the best possible products and experiences, showcasing images of some of the most well-known paintings in the world. We also have a thriving international licensing business, extending image application on products and services across an extensive distribution network in the UK and around the world, including international cafés and pop-up shops. Every license has access to the National Gallery's unique collection of paintings, including to intricate and beautiful details. All images are in exceptional high digital resolution and colour matched. Our buying and licensing teams, production and marketing teams are available throughout the process to ensure quality control and alignment to brand guidelines. Building the brand and reflecting the ethos of the National Gallery is key in all our partnerships.

If you’d like to work with us and with an image library like no other, then get in touch or click here to find out more.

Affiliate Programme

We run our affiliate programme in association with AWIN and we are particularly interested in working with websites in the following categories:

  • Gifting
  • Art and prints
  • Accessories and jewellery
  • Home interiors, lifestyle and flowers
  • Art books

Click here to join our programme today or click here to view Awin Privacy Policy.

Commercial Venue Hire

Host your event surrounded by some of the greatest paintings in the world created by some of the world’s greatest artists or in our outdoor spaces in the heart of London. Our venues can be transformed for intimate drinks and canapé receptions, wedding and event receptions, product launches, dinners and fashion shows. Contact our dedicated Events Team to create your memorable event.

Find out more here.

Filming

The National Gallery is a ready-made set for feature films, fashion shoots and TV documentaries, whether you need a Victorian building, modern interiors or spectacular views of Trafalgar Square. Find out more here.

Cafés and Restaurants

We work with Sodexo and award-winning Peyton and Byrne in all our cafés and restaurants. Every cup of cup of tea, every lunch and every slice of cake raises money to help us share great art with the world. There are two restaurants in the Gallery - The National Dining Rooms in the Sainsbury Wing and The National Café. In addition, we have more informal offers in the building – The Espresso Bar and Grab and Go in the East Wing. Click here to see more.

More About Us

Scholarly Waiver
We want to share our collection with students and individuals researching the collection. So if you’re working on an academic book, journal, a lecture or presentation for schools or universities, we won’t charge you to use our images. We’re really proud of this, so just get in touch and we’ll show you how to find the images you need.

Made in Britain
We a proud Member of the Made in Britain campaign supporting & promoting British manufacturing


Company details

National Gallery Company Limited
Registered in England & Wales
Company No.: 2280277
Registered Office: St. Vincent House, 30 Orange Street, London WC2H 7HH
VAT registration no.: 480 7305 49