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National Portrait Gallery

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This world-famous museum houses portraits of noted Britons from the Tudors to the present day.
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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 today

Today I went to see the Gainsborough Family Album collection. What a delight. It was not over crowded and I was able to get to all the information boards to read the information as well as listening to a very good audio guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rebecca f
Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoyed this exhibition of members of Gainsborough's immediate and wider family. Just as in the big Gainsborough exhibition in London some years ago, one sees a very evident, and indeed rapid, development in his skill level. Once he 'gets' how to fix a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank naturalCelt
Reviewed yesterday

plenty to see it was raining very hard so we went in out of the rain interesting and lots to talk about the cafe was good too

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PhilWard
Reviewed 3 days ago

Several floors of portraits. Variety of ages and styles. Some great modern portraits. Free to enter. Posh restaurant with fantastic views on the top floor. Great cafe (soup sarnies etc) in basement. Gift shop. Book shop. Lift. Even if you only have a few minutes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gill B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Suggested donation of £5.00. Well worth it. Superb pictures from the list wonderful paintings of the tudors onwards. Fab!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PadiP
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like Gainsborough then this a good exhibition and shows how his technique improved and how he painted his family.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RichSid
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prepared for a visit by viewing Prof Scallen's (Case Western Reserve) Museum Masterpieces Great Course. A few of those highlighted coincided with the National Gallery's featured art works. I enjoyed and appreciated the choices, especially given time constraints imposed by any visit. A Sunday afternoon...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see, cafe on site, staff not the most helpful though. We enjoyed our visit over all and would recommend a visit if you're in the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Flissy07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very close to the National Gallery, this museum is worth the time as you can have a decent visit in around one hour or so (if not willing to go into much detail). It is filled with remarkable pieces of art.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank simonabS4819FA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the detail in the portraits of the Tudors and Stuarts. How I wish I could have seen these when I studied for A level history so many years ago! So much to see. Will look forward to visiting again in the future.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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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.