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

I’m a member of the NPG, so I try to visit all their exhibitions. It said it all for me, when in one the rooms it reported that Cezanne and his wife were no longer together. If I was painted to look dull and lifeless,...More

Thank teabus
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These are THE pictures that I’ve seen in history books, shows, etc over all the years. It is fascinating how they chose to have their portraits made, what they included in the background, etc. The skill of the painters brings forth personality far better than...More

Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting London for a long weekend we took advantage of the Friday evening late opening to revisit the gallery and enjoy a coffee in the basement café. Since last time some of the galleries appear to have been refreshed with some old portraits having been...More

Thank peterh125
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved this museum! Such a broad cross-section of styles and subjects - like my review title - if you like portraiture, then you simply must go here. Kids may find it hard to relate - this is probably best for the grown-ups in the party.

Thank Planegator
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a few hundred yards from Charring Cross station, The national portrait gallery has a very good range of painted and photographed portraits, I especially enjoy the modern ones mainly on the ground floor. The visit is free unless there is a special exhibition you...More

Thank Sophie O
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to see the excellent exhibition of Cezanne portraits. They were well spaced out & the numbers of visitors were well regulated. Half a dozen of the portraits really impressed me, not so much the many of his rather dull looking wife! I glanced...More

Thank JAB142
Reviewed 5 days ago

we returned after some years and were not disappointed with the wonderful exhibition of portraits on display. Not too crowded- except the basement cafe.

Thank John T
Reviewed 6 days ago

I enjoyed the paintings very much but the experience was spoilt by the cack-handed way in which the audio guide was set up. That was a great pity because the content of the guide was very good. Audio guides are now very usual and one...More

Thank Julian M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love this museum because it gives history its face. Its collections cover every period and different ranges of human endeavour, from monarchy and the very grand levels of society to ordinary great people. Wonderful displays and excellent lighting make this museum a must see...More

Thank Bernard F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Gallery today. Had a free morning prior to lunch. This really is a national treasure & fantastic that access is free to all. Really interesting to see that the principles of portraiture haven’t changed; in some cases in almost 400 years. We probably...More

Thank Mike_Skidmore
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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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
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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.