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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.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Came here on a Sunday afternoon and had a lovely time. ENTRANCE WAS FREE and the artwork on display throughout the huge building was simply amazing. Highly recommended

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a rare thing for these portraits to have been brought together but, frankly, I would have much preferred Cézanne’s landscapes and still-life paintings. There seemed to have been little or no engagement between the artist and his sitters and the dark colours made...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 3 days ago

What I love about this museum is the size. It has a home feeling and not a gigantic place like the National Gallery of the British Museum. The space is well organise and the staff very helpful been charming at the same time. Do check...More

Thank juleslondon720
Reviewed 4 days ago

Now this isn't everyone's cup of tea but worth the time if one can mind the constant people everywhere. But once one gets into the art.... it's a art lovers dream.Dec. 2015 Holiday Season

Thank Dar37
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must to have a look at for anybody. I am a sucker for portraits - and this one is the king of portraits museums.

Thank Arni J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I didn’t expect to love this gallery as much as I ultimately did. It’s a perfect size to walk through in a couple of hours. And you will come across faces that you’ve likely only seen in textbooks, documentaries and historical programmes. Understandably, there are...More

Thank tracy_bains
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic exhibition on Cezanne's portraits, including some works that are not usually exhibited. Be sure to purchase your tickets online to avoid the wait. You'll be assigned a time to see the exhibition. You can wait in Pret Mange or in the Gallery cafe if...More

Thank StevePetruska
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you only do one gallery whilst visiting Central London this is it. It has a wonderful collection and is just off Trafalgar Square so you can fit it in with other local attractions

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I would thoroughly recommend this exhibition. Wonderful to see the development of Cezanne as an artist through his portraits. I'd recommend going early in the day and early in the week to avoid too many people. The portrait Restaurant is a wonderful place for brunch...More

Thank travelmum32016
Reviewed 5 days ago

Art Gallery housing important paintings, photos and caricatures of famous british people.In its collection sitters are more important than authors/artists.A must see, adjointed to the National Gallery, main entrance at St. Martin's Place.

Thank Joaquimduque
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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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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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.