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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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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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"historical figures"
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"henry viii"
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"on display"
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"special exhibition"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s worth visiting this interesting gallery that’s located right next to more famous National Gallery - in fact it’s inside the same building. If time is limited I’d advise to focus on one or ttwo different periods of British History and seeing portraits of people...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Helpful friendly staff, great pictures, good quality cafe. I'm going back again as there is so much to see I'm sure I missed things. Just excellent all round.

Thank MinsterMan1
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Plenty of people from our history books to see here including entire section dedicated to the Tudors and Stuarts. I enjoyed the modern area the best although it did say only up until 1990 - although Ed Sheeran was there - so I would like...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this to be a highly enjoyable visual and intellectual experience, especially when juxtaposed with my earlier experience at the National Gallery. The Portrait Gallery has done a phenomenal job of arranging the displays to present the visitor with a chronological and thematic narrative...More

Thank DanielJSlick
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most tourists, we began with the outstanding collection of Tudor portraits and very much appreciated the good signage that explained them. But this is just the tip of the iceberg of this fine collection. In addition to portraits of all of the monarchs from...More

Thank Wanderlust777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see the exhibition 'Victorian Giants', Victorian photography well presented, with famous names like Lewis Carroll. Some portraits looked stunningly modern, like you could encounter these people in the street. I went up by the long escalator and at the end of the...More

Thank Henry d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, the NPG is the NPG. Anyone who visits with a woman these days has to be prepared for an earful of moaning about white, middled aged men (depite the suffragette collection which takes up almost and entire floor), as if it it my fault...More

Thank TimRArmstrong
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this art gallery which is often overlooked by the tourists who pass it by in favour of the National Art Gallery around the corner in Trafalgar Square. It was opened in 1856 and houses a huge collection of portraits of famous people including...More

Thank Adrienne C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love art galleries and and, I don't know why, but it's taken me 60 years to get to visit the National Portrait Gallery. How stupid am I? I've now made two visits here in recently and loved it both times. And what's really great...More

Thank Bishop6
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the main attractions for tourists in the UK is their celebrated "high tea" or "cream tea" services in the afternoon. The National Portrait Gallery has a very lovely, modern cafe that overlooks Trafalgar Square and all the surrounding domes, towers and even Big...More

Thank taurenlegend
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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
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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estrella93
27 May 2017|
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MimiDot
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
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Eleanor D
28 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.
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