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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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+44 20 7306 0055
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is one of my favourite art galleries in London and I loved the Tudor collection. The portrait of Jane Austin was another one I particularly liked. Apparently, it is the only portrait of the famous novelist in existence and was sketched by her sister,...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Maybe this was never going to be the show for me. I don't know which I loathe more - celebrity culture or the fashion industry. Bailey is primarily a black and white photographer - thankfully; because the colour pictures in the show are truly awful....More

4  Thank Margabe
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my time in the National Portrait Gallery. Free entrance was a bonus. Rooms flows into rooms and there are a lot of beautifully kept oil paintings of famous British people. Very cool!

Thank TimW4356
Reviewed 3 days ago

Portraits old and new from medieval paintings to today. Tudor portraits were very interesting, the details on the ladies gowns was quite amazing, it must have taken hours of work. The Victorian section was mostly business men and politicians with the odd ladies portrait here...More

Thank Olwyn H
Reviewed 3 days ago

When we entered the museum, some guards checked our bag for security. There were 4 floors with different periods each so you can directly go to the part that interest you. The portraits were welle managed, spaced so it was nice to watch. There is...More

Thank makessim
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Free entry although they very much appreciate a donation. The portraits are amazing. Look like they could have been painted yesterday although some are 500 years old. Quality is out of this world. My only negative is the the prices in the cafe are way...More

Thank am231058
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great addition to the National Gallery. Many portraits in different styles, as well as sculptures. I think it would take about 2 hours to visit everything comfortably. I didn’t have so many time (came short before closure), so the next time in London I’m sure...More

Thank Rolshchikov-Dmitry
Reviewed 1 week ago

In October, I went with my class to London. I have visited a lot of monuments and museums but my favorite is the National Portrait Galery. They are a lot of portraits, Ed Seeran portrait, Kings and Queens portraits, famous artists portraits...If you realy love...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really busy, but expected that as it was the Michael Jackson Exhibition, so that couldnt be helped!

Thank Dionne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this museum which is filled with portraits from various periods in history up to the present day. You can be sure you'll see original portraits of historical figures that you will recognize. They are that well known. Highly recommend a visit here. The...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it’s not a must see museum but if you have some time it’s deffinitely worth it. I was surprised that there are a lot of very modern portraits, not only the old ones.

Thank Pawelkowypawcio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the National Gallery this was a must especially because of the "jewelery" and "black and white photographic" displays. Free entrance. Very very interesting.

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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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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estrella93
May 27, 2017|
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MimiDot
April 2, 2017|
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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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Eleanor D
March 28, 2017|
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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.
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