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National Portrait Gallery

Charing Cross Road 2 St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE, England
+44 20 7306 0055
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This world-famous museum houses portraits of noted Britons from the Tudors to the present day.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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"permanent collection"
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"on display"
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"special exhibition"
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"worth a visit"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the portrait gallery on a recent Saturday afternoon. Though there were lots of people entering the gallery, it didn't feel overly crowded once we were inside. The museum is free to enter, but they do have a special Michael Jackson exhibit that costs...More

Thank JellyrollsKaren
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in art and or English history this place is worth a visit. Our teenagers lasted a couple of hours but my husband and I could have spent the entire day. Covers Tudors, Stuarts, Victorian times, modern day. A highlight for me.

Thank l0uise16
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had been told by a friend, I must see the portrait of the year , he was right. a delightful painting capturing the skin tones of a senior citizen with such skill, then to sit her at a table and paint all the china...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really amazing collection of portraits, and art in general. Decided to go last minute on my last afternoon in London, and ended up being one of my favorite things I saw. Whether it be for a short visit, or a long one, it is really...More

Thank Alison F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great experience with a wide variety to inspire all aspiring young artists. Friendly staff and a good atmosphere!

Thank TNel123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I especially went to view the Portrait of the Year, AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE, it did not disappoint, absolutley exquisite. The gallery was breathtaking with the most incredible art. The building itself is a treat. A must see.

Thank alison r
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Michael Jackson inspired On the wall Exhibition is superb. Fun and interesting. Well done to the NPG for its innovation!

1  Thank Garethfromllandudno
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The portraits from the 15 and 16th century of the Tudors, were surreal! Seeing King Henry VIII and his wives, Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I fantastic. If you come to London for history go here! Don’t miss out

Thank PRIM R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just behind the national gallery this building holds some of the most fantastic portraits ever painted, it is a almost a who’s who of the British crown, with wonderful portraits of kings and queens from the past alongside other portraits of famous people in history...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is absolutely nothing that I did not love about the National Portrait Gallery! Free, great works of art with tons of history. We particularly love the Tudor rooms and then seeing some of the more modern portraits. I highly recommend going in and taking...More

1  Thank Elksmommy
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Nearby
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
...More
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estrella93
May 27, 2017|
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Response from Eric V | Reviewed this property |
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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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