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National Portrait Gallery

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This world-famous museum houses portraits of noted Britons from the Tudors to the present day.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Charing Cross Road 2 St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have even just a passing interest in art then a visit to the NPG is an absolute must. You can enjoy a wander around and take pleasure in stumbling across some truly iconic portraits or plan your trip and take in specific exhibitions...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank historyboy65
NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It is so good to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed the gallery and the art within. We hope to see you again in the very near future. Best wishes,

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Always a delight to be here. The collection is visually appealing and well curated. It’s not a large gallery but the works displayed are always relevant and there is enough material to keep one entertained for the better part of a morning. Entrance is free...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Legal_itinerant
NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and for your continued support. We very much look forward to welcoming you through our doors again. Best wishes,

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent several hours here. So much to see! Paintings well presented with excellent descriptions of the works and artists. Very informative and interesting. A good way to learn the history of the land and the people who made it. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank erk
NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I do hope that we are able to greet you again in the near future. Kindest regards,

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’m new to art and have recently been introduced to art thru my a Level art student son. It was great to see the originals of which he has been studying and tons more for him to gain more ideas too. Quite a lot of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 46kirstys
NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello and thank you for your review. Really happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the National Portrait Gallery. I hope you both found it inspiring. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes,

Reviewed 1 week ago

this was my first visit to this museum. I went to see the exhibition on Gainsborough the museum is bigger than expected and has loads of free galleries special exhibitions have an entrance fees but no queues so you can decide on the day

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cgab2013
NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, I am glad you enjoyed your first experience at the National Portrait Gallery. Thank you for leaving a review for us, and we hope to see you again very soon. Kindest regards,

Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around the city, we came across the National Portrait Gallery. Price was right and was great to walk around looking at all of the history of portraits both very old and more modern. Everything was clearly marked and explained and rooms were large to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OPrimeTraveler
NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving a review. It's great to hear that you've enjoyed the gallery. Some of the portraits are indeed staggering in their size and detail. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Best wishes,

Reviewed 1 week ago

Always something the see that is new- wonderful lunch time talks and it has most spectacular view in the restaurant! The Annual BP Awards is a yearly pilgrimage !

Date of experience: December 2018
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NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving a review. We hope to see you again very soon. All the best.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in Early January. Very limited dairy-free options. No vegan cakes. No cruelty free choices. 4 of us visited. Restricted to just coffee with Soya. Missed out on cake. Dissapointing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SSB558
NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment. Please email us at feedback@npg.org.uk if you would like any further assistance or have any queries. Kindest regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance to National Protrait Gallery is deceptively discreet. This is not an Apple Store and you probably need to be able to say that you want to visit the “National PROTRAIT Gallery” (on Charing Cross Road) and not the big neighbour around the corner,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving a review. I am happy to hear that the staff were helpful and nice, and that the overall experience was a positive one. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Best wishes

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been to the National portrait gallery but have walked passed many times. I strongly recommend a visit.Inside you will find a massive collections of familiar portraits. When television programs portray a historic person, the image used if often hanging as an original...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RichardB65
NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and indeed for coming to visit us. I am happy that your first experience with us was so positive, and we look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes.

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Hi There are many ortaits of sir paul there. Be sure to lok in store for postcards and photos and posters from2015 Photography Exhibition. On Beatles. Think you can purchase. I advise ask at front desk as there are rooms... More
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Response from mota1965 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Y haven't been there yet. However if the quality is the same as usual (Picasso portraits as an example) your £ will be well spend. Normally the price can be between 8 up to 12 £.Please enjoy.
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