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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
Charing Cross Road 2 St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7306 0055
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This marvellous art gallery in the very centre of London is dedicated to portraits of GREAT Britons from all walks of life and historical periods. It is not confined to Kings and Queens (though these are well represented) but to Writers, artists, explorers, Politicians, industrialists,...More

Thank tonygolden48
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderful building full of fantastic artworks. Just the pleasure of wandering from room to room is enough by itself but the great mix of paintings to enjoy makes for a really pleasant and peaceful 2 or 3 hours. Entrance is free unless you want...More

Thank grwpl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The four of us ,two adult and two teenagers went two times in the four days in London. My grandson asked that we go again. Enough said!

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our annual pilgrimage to the BP Portrait Awards. Free to see. So impressed by the painting compositions. Never anything less than mesmerizing. Buy the £9.99 small summary guide on the portraits as a keepsake. Complete with brunch in the panoramic restaurant on the 3rd floor.

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit to the NPG and I was amazed! The building is located in central London, as central as could be with access from a few underground stations. Being close to Trafalgar Square it is very easy to find although the outside of the...More

Thank mikeh515
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building so always a pleasure going the NPG. Was a big MJJ fan so wanted to see this exhibition. £18. The MJ exhibition was quite average. Only a few "photos" or portraits of him but mainly an exhibition of how other artists viewed MJ...More

Thank MarkyMark383
Reviewed 1 week ago

This gallery has an amazing collection, and is a perfect place to wander around on a rainy day! It is pretty quiet, and is filled with a variety of stunning portraits, dating from the monarchs of the 1700s to present-day celebrities, and everyone in between....More

Thank opatt101uk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just on Trafalgar Square. Free entry to all. We only had a couple of hours to spare and wish we had had more time. Very interesting modern portraits and historical masterpieces. Cafe was very good, places to sit down if you are tired. Attentive...More

Thank Patgpz900
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the paintings have people in them. There is an eclectic mix on the ground floor where you can vote for your favourite. Then there are collections by century/era. We loved the 1950s to 2000. Nice shop too.

Thank lyndac00per
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have autism and struggle with loud noise On Friday I lost quite an expensive pair of Bluetooth headphones . I called in today and amazingly they have been handed in A huge thank you to whoever was honest and handed them in especially if...More

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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Response from rhamba k | Reviewed this property |
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 Jorge M | 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.