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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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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

Free entry for all the world...bugs me because nowhere I visit in Europe offers such splendid facilities for free...great artists, historic persons, ...all organised by historic periods. I tend to go to one gallery only per visit, Victorians, one visit, Tudors..one visit. That's all you...More

Thank true2formal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came for the Cezanne Portraits Exhibit. It was an amazing collection and depiction of his works, his life. It was a perfect collection and depiction for me, an interested, ignorant but semi-art enthusiast. I enjoy going to art galleries but would not consider myself...More

Thank JavaMama58
Reviewed 3 days ago

one of the best sighseeing place where in London..2300 exquisite paintings on 3 floors since 13th century are waiting to be seen ..

Thank ElenieAthensGreece
Reviewed 3 days ago

When in London - I drawn each time to come here . The magic of art here on display and at such a central place makes it easy . A place to admire , value and feel connected to the artists . Close to the...More

Thank kamakshi2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

You really can get lost in this treasure of masterpieces! You'd better have a pre-plan where to go and what to see. I spent about 3 hours there - want to come back one day) And the shop - mmm...

Thank Mara0606
Reviewed 4 days ago

Check for special exhibits. We saw a great one of award winning photographic portraits. Not overwhelmingly large so it is very manageable to view and study.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful displays. Knowledgeable staff. Lovely to see modern portraits of the Royals too. Can recommend without reservation.

Thank loberholzer
Reviewed 5 days ago

We only had time to stay a couple of hours, how we wish we had had more time. The Tudor room was so informative and helped to reinforce what had been learned many years ago at school, fantastic portrait paintings.

Thank gruline
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting for viewing old portrait paintings, the Tudor paintings were particularly interesting. A donation of £5 is suggested

Thank bmt381
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to London numerous times but had never visited the portrait gallery before. I am not the most artsy of people and didn't think that it would be something that I would particularly enjoy. Boy was I wrong!!! This place is magnificent! I...More

Thank Helentraceyg
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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27 May 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.