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National Portrait Gallery

Opens in 28 min: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This world-famous museum houses portraits of noted Britons from the Tudors to the present day.
Opens in 28 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 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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I personally found this exhibition rather underwhelming. I think it was advertised quite well so I had higher expectations. As it was, there were maybe a few photos I found 'quite nice/interesting' but I can't say I was really drawn to anything in particular. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank violet339
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely building to while away a few hours. Most of the gallery is free to access and a map/guide will cost you a suggested £2 donation. Feels like a history lesson as you go through the ages looking at key figure and their portrait representations....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Terri W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As you can enter the Museum for free, You may consider visiting this museum to have a look around. The Tudor and Stuart art isn’t my cup of tea, but I did really enjoy the exhibition we paid for. There are lockers available, a busy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GlobetrotterNL83
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum was excellent They have some really good portraits Entry was free Was such a good experience

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tim A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite museums in London!! In spite of not being English and not being able to recognize all those people in the portrais I really enjoyed the NPG!!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carolina75000
NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. It's really great to read that you hold us in such high esteem and that you enjoy the NPG so much. We really hope we will be able to welcome you through our doors again very soon. Best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael Jackson- On the Wall Exhibition 2018 My partner and I love photography and on the off chance popped in to the National Portrait Gallery and enjoyed looking at the free BP portrait Award 2018 and enjoyed our day very much. we stumbled across the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fannyadams2016
NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving this delightful review. I am so happy to read that you popped by for the BP Portrait Award and took the time to explore and enjoy the Michael Jackson: On The Wall exhibition. We have some very exciting new exhibitions coming...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the National Gallery, take an hour to go around the corner and visit the National Portrait Gallery. It feature hundreds of years of Kings, priests, politicians, and interesting people. Their portraits are wonderful and their stories are better.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank miller1t
NPG_London_UK, General Manager at National Portrait Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us a review. We really hope we will be able to welcome you again soon. Kindest regards,

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great museum and the location is also a fun area to explore. I found a great restaurant while in the area. The idea of all portrait art wasn’t my fave but I completely enjoyed the experience and highly suggest looking at the...More

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

Thank you so much for your review and for taking the opportunity to explore our collection. We sincerely hope you will visit us again soon. Best wishes,

Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Portrait Gallery has the one of the largest collection of portraits in the world. Consequently you’re sure to find something to appeal here, whether it’s Tudors and Stuarts, Regency portraits or modern day sports or rock stars. It also has free Wi-fi and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes,

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the National Portrait gallery for the Michael Jackson exhibition in September and it was really good. The museum is a beautiful building and the exhibits are great.More

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

Thank you for leaving a review. I am happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit and in particular the Michael Jackson: On The Wall exhibition. We have some fantastic new exhibitions coming up and it would be great to be able to welcome you...More

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well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
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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 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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