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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
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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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Reviewed yesterday

I really like art, but I lost interest in visiting museums because the collection usually stinks. But this, this made me experience my love for the (classical) arts again. I wasn't bored one bit in this huge collection. I was so exited when I learned...More

Thank Jozefien V
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ok , so i'm not a fan of galleries or painting. I'm a writer.So it was with some trepidation that I followed mrs db tanky into the gallery.Well at first some of the older paintings ...they left me thinking that everyone back then looked samish....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderfully presented permanent collection, although I did wonder about the section commemorating the centenary of women's suffrage, stuck on a landing as if an afterthought. The current exhibition of 19th Century photographic portraits is fascinating and well worth the money. Not only the quality...More

Thank John F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the National Portrait Gallery as part of a day out in London, it is not just pictures, they tell a real story and really can hold the imagination, the art is of course stunning, i would suggest three hours maximum as it gets very...More

Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in on the way to Foyles and were captivated. There are portraits you will recognise from history books right up to modern day. It is just round the corner from the National Gallery but is less crowded. The basement cafe is recommended.

Thank Hilary C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cameron, Carroll, Hawarden & Rejlander are not a legal firm but wonderful pioneers of the early days of photography. A great worthwhile exhibition of young, middle aged, and old. Very Victorian in the notion that other races did not exist, we'll certainly not to be...More

Thank Graham B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a rainy afternoon in London, we decided to finally visit an Art Gallery. I am not one for such things, preferring the Natural History or Science museums, but I found this one to be actually thrilling. In the Tudor and Stuart sections there was...More

Thank Audrey S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived just before lunch via circle and district line to Westminster and a walk towards Trafalgar Square along Whitehall. The Portrait Gallery is in St Martin's Place just around the corner to the Natinal Gallery . Started with a croissant and coffee in the cafe...More

Thank lorna w
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Portrait Gallery is free, well laid out, less crowded than the National Gallery (which is conveniently right around the corner), and has a nice contemporary section which I enjoyed a lot.

Thank Sabrina D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst my wife and I visit various galleries routinely and are members of all the main ones in London neither of us had been to The Portrait since we couldn’t remember when. Last Friday we put a stop to that and signed up. We’d already...More

Thank Karlos359
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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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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3 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
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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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