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National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Art Gallery and Art Museum
Piccadilly, London
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    Kathy M.
    "vintage photos from the masters and Vogue 100 years celebrations"(4 Tips)
    Ashley B.
    "Man Ray portraits exhibition is really good - he knew everyone!!"(3 Tips)
    Chris R.
    "Permanent collection is worth seeing."(4 Tips)
    Roman G.
    "The restaurant on top has one of the best views in London."(11 Tips)
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  • Salvo F.
    Salvo FasoneJanuary 16, 2013
    always great exhibitions. it's a must if you're around.
  • c0uPheart icon on user image
    c0uPAugust 29, 2012
    What a brilliant way to tell the stories of so many! Love this place!
  • Oliver O.heart icon on user image
    Oliver OramApril 14, 2017
    The Tudors section is worth a visit
  • Peter S.heart icon on user image
    Peter SigristSeptember 7, 2014
    Spend an hour, maybe two. Don't try to see everything
  • I
    INovember 23, 2014
    I can never get enough of this gallery! So bummed I missed the Virginia Woolf exhibition :(
  • Pedro M.heart icon on user image
    Pedro ManchenoDecember 28, 2015
    My favorite area was the book store!
  • Bettina M.
    Bettina MelendezNovember 21, 2014
    Walk in and have a break at this lovely gallery
  • Remy C.
    Remy CottinJune 14, 2013
    George Catlin: American Indian Portraits (Free) - from www.londondrum.com/events/?p=21325
  • Victor C.
    Visit at Thursday and Friday till 21:00 (late night) and get a chance to have a drink and see a performance.
  • Adam B.heart icon on user image
    Adam BřezovjákOctober 18, 2014
    Rembrandt is great!
  • Jef W.heart icon on user image
    Jef WegNovember 1, 2014
    The contemporary exhibition of portraits was awe inspiring
  • Arhondi K.heart icon on user image
    Arhondi KorkaFebruary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely gorgeous gallery.
  • Jennifer C.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer CarterSeptember 27, 2014
    Great place to soak in some culture :)
  • Sherie S.heart icon on user image
    Sherie SwerdlowApril 6, 2014
    It's not just old stuffy portraits. Lots of younger, cool, hip portraits as well.
  • Nick P.heart icon on user image
    Nick PittoniMarch 6, 2018
    great museum
  • Paul I.heart icon on user image
    Paul IvoryMay 17, 2017
    Loved it. A great couple of hours
  • Eman A.heart icon on user image
    Eman AbdulazizSeptember 1, 2017
  • Amanda
    AmandaJuly 7, 2011
    A great way to escape the London rain. Amazing artworks dating back to 1505.
  • clive k.heart icon on user image
    clive kornitzerFebruary 25, 2016
    Vogue100 exhibition great in parts
  • Derek F.heart icon on user image
    Derek FlanzraichOctober 6, 2017
    Random, but interesting!
  • Thomas O.
    Thomas OppongNovember 11, 2012
    You've got to see it, there are thousands to explore!! Check out Richard Hamilton
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BovanMay 13, 2013
    Man Ray portraits exhibition is really good - he knew everyone!!
  • Howard L.
    Howard LakeApril 9, 2012
    Earliest portrait? That of Henry VII. Don't forget that contemporaries never referred to themselves or their monarchs as 'Tudors'.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    The National Portrait Gallery is open until 9pm on Thursdays and Fridays Read more
  • Guy C.heart icon on user image
    Guy CorbetDecember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Allow a couple of days to soak it up
  • Kate S.
    Kate StevensMarch 24, 2010
    As you leave each room, look at the painting/sculpture by the door. almost all of them stare at you condescendingly proclaiming "leaving are you? well...fine". very amusing
  • NineTails F.heart icon on user image
    NineTails FoxDecember 18, 2015
    Maybe not as essential as the national gallery but worthwhile nonetheless
  • Jerome N.heart icon on user image
    Jerome NavarroJanuary 15, 2015
    Free wifi in the museum
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy Le VanSeptember 26, 2011
    Must see, especially if you're into Photographs exhibitions!
  • Stephanieheart icon on user image
    StephanieFebruary 13, 2014
    Go to a lecture. amazing minds sharing their passion for free.....
  • Richard H.
    Richard HartleyDecember 5, 2009
    Great view of London plus cake in the restaurant. Contemporary Portraits in Room 35 are a favourite. Read more
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Free professional art classes every friday, starting just after 6 pm! Read more
  • Kinga M.
    Kinga MarkusFebruary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Man Ray Portraits. Perfection in every sense
  • Edison V.heart icon on user image
    Edison V.June 18, 2017
    Dame Judi Dench 1934
  • Rachel A.heart icon on user image
    Rachel ArmorMarch 11, 2016
    Amazing VOGUE 100 Exhibit
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MoranJanuary 2, 2012
    Amazing treasures! take your time. entry is free
  • Dani C.heart icon on user image
    Dani CarrozaMay 1, 2016
    Vogue 100 was great!
  • Gene J.heart icon on user image
    Gene JohnsonJanuary 7, 2013
    Toilets are clean and in the basement
  • Robert S.heart icon on user image
    Robert StevensonNovember 16, 2018
    So many portraits of people who we need to remember
  • Beth P.
    Beth POctober 11, 2009
    Great place to go for breakfast, stunning views, wonderful service and superb Eggs Benedict.
  • Emma B.heart icon on user image
    Emma BanfieldJuly 13, 2015
    Kelly homes portrait. Amazing
  • Morgans Hotel Group
    Morgans Hotel GroupApril 2, 2012
    See old British celebs at the National Portrait Gallery: Shakespeare, the Bronte sisters, Victoria and Albert and more Read more
  • Bijan Y.heart icon on user image
    Bijan YoungFebruary 26, 2016
    Vogue exhibition.
  • Renata K.heart icon on user image
    Renata KCMarch 26, 2016
    Pictures, canvas, scenario, history
  • Brett V.
    Brett VincentOctober 13, 2010
    One of the best free Galleries in the world!
  • Marta!
    Marta!February 7, 2013
    Elizabeth Taylor by Warhol
  • Morgans Hotel Group M.
    See old British celebs at the National Portrait Gallery: Shakespeare, the Bronte sisters, Victoria and Albert and more. Read more
  • Gaynor D.
    Gaynor DicksonMarch 27, 2015
    Room 31 favorite so far
  • Larissa V.heart icon on user image
    Larissa VidalOctober 8, 2017
    Beautiful wall paper.
  • Antonio E.
    Antonio E.May 19, 2013
    What I prefered? The video of Beckham sleeping!
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