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National Portrait Gallery

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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2 St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7306 0055
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the train to Charing Cross station to lunch at Cafe in the Crypt opposite to the National Portrait Gallery. After lunch, we came here and put our shopping in the locker for 1 pound. Now we were able to walk around easily and took...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Start at the top with the older art and work your way down to more modern portraiture. Nice layout and definitely worth a visit.

Thank aethelberga
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed the BP portrait exhibition and especially seeing the live models standing in front of their family portrait. I asked a question from the attendant. "What does M.F.A mean" This was on several of the portrait descriptions. Her not very polite reply was that...More

Thank APavl0va
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to browse the portraits or, just relax. An excellent gallery shop. This time, sadly, mainly closed due to redecoration

Thank 286Jackp286
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an interesting museum to visit to get an idea of the depth of English and European history. I appreciated themed rooms, such as those dedicated to important people in science and technology through the ages. It is free to visit, so nothing to...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here after a quick dinner at Nando's at the Covent Garden because it was open late. It's also free so why not. We went straight to the top floor and started with the Tudors. Here's a tip, buy one of those lineage rulers...More

Thank Ernestine D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Do not let the name "Portrait Gallery" turn you away. This museum is done so well. Whether they are technically "portraits" or not, there are so many amazing artworks to behold here and the building is lovely.

Thank THD
Reviewed 4 days ago

This gallery is located close to the National Gallery. If you go to the National Gallery it's worth a stop. Van Gogh's portraits of Sunflowers and The Chair are in the gallery. They have a nice gift shop with reasonable prices.

Thank RhondaRaf
Reviewed 6 days ago

A visit to the National Portrait Gallery, just off Trafalgar Square in central London, always takes my breath away. The range of art and breadth of talent on display is second to none. Whether you're mad about Matisse or potty about Picasso, you can check...More

Thank JelieBaby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum has portraits of all the most important people in British history. Admission is free and the museum is broken up into eras making it easy to spend a little or a lot of time.

Thank Daniel T
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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Is it free entry??
27 May 2017|
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Response from Eric V | Reviewed this property |
I will be visiting London this fall (2017) and am a big Beatles fan. Can you tell me where the portrait of Paul McCartney is located in the gallery and also if you have any other items related to the Beatles? Thanks
2 April 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
Eleanor D
pprice of Hodgkin exhibition
29 March 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.