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National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Art Gallery and Art Museum
Piccadilly, London
  • Jose L.
    "... it's right behind the national gallery. Tons of paintings and sculptures from..."(8 Tips)
    Kathy M.
    "vintage photos from the masters and Vogue 100 years celebrations"(4 Tips)
    "history like those of Shakespeare"(4 Tips)
    Ashley B.
    "Man Ray portraits exhibition is really good - he knew everyone!!"(3 Tips)
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  • Gary H.
    Gary Hor1 week ago
    Adjacent to National Gallery, but this one specialises in portraits as the name suggests. Free admission, by the way.
  • Giacomo M.
    Giacomo Mason3 weeks ago
    I don't personally love the permanent collection, but the exhibitions are mostly great every time!
  • Kasia K.
    Kasia KoczułapSeptember 27
    Impressive collection of portraits. Kate is here nowy, so I wait for the royal children.
  • Rob J.
    Rob JacksonAugust 30
    Been here 10+ times
    The ultimate gallery for portraits of current and historic people. Beautifully arranged and with a nice atmosphere. Look out for the special evening events too!
  • Bianca N.
    Bianca NgAugust 28
    I love portraits so this gallery was perfect for me. It's so interesting to see all the different styles.
  • Nuff
    NuffAugust 6
    An amazingly diverse collection that looks at (predominately British) portraiture from all angles and time ages.
  • Miranda B.
    The Vogue 100 exhibition is great!
  • Dani C.
    Vogue 100 was great!
  • Alexandre C.
    Art gallery dedicated to portraits! Quite interesting and worth it
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy MayApril 15
    Lots of interesting to see, vintage photos from the masters and Vogue 100 years celebrations that can't be missed!!
  • 'Mista Montana C.
    Id love to recommend this place but many of the people who work here make very suggestive comments to my grandma about her hip and she did cry
  • B
    BApril 6
    Come here to admire an array of portraits of great people
  • Renata K.
    Renata KCMarch 26
    Pictures, canvas, scenario, history
  • Rachel A.
    Rachel ArmorMarch 11
    Amazing VOGUE 100 Exhibit
  • Ieva A.
    If you have to choose between the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery, go to the National Gallery. Much more impressive and diverse.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungFebruary 26
    Vogue exhibition.
  • clive k.
    clive kornitzerFebruary 25
    Vogue100 exhibition great in parts
  • E K.
    E K KFebruary 15
    One of UK's museum gems. Fine historical collections and the occasional modern photographic exhibitions too.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinFebruary 14
    Huge collection of portraits of those who have made Britain the great country it is. Portraits range from playwrights to pop stars and kings to psychologists. Entrance is free.
  • Hanna K.
    Hanna KayJanuary 14
    It's free and even if you don't like the paintings you can get a history lesson.
  • Johanan O.
    Johanan OttensooserDecember 31, 2015
    Really fun gallery with a great selection of temporary exhibitions
  • Pedro M.
    Pedro ManchenoDecember 28, 2015
    My favorite area was the book store!
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisDecember 18, 2015
    Maybe not as essential as the national gallery but worthwhile nonetheless
  • Stephanie F.
    Stephanie FosterNovember 28, 2015
    In the shop- some of the prettiest Christmas tree decorations - historical figures
  • Stephanie F.
    Stephanie FosterNovember 28, 2015
    Powerful Giacometti exhibition on currently. Really a must see! Existentialism embodied.
  • uaezozo
    uaezozoNovember 16, 2015
    Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 10am-5pm 4$
  • paris m.
    paris mcmahonNovember 14, 2015
    The restaurant in the top floor is one of central London's best kept secret for drinks & dinner - stunning views
  • Justin
    JustinNovember 9, 2015
    Great & highly varied collection, visit room 24 on the first floor to see pairs of paintings hung at angles allowing them to be viewed together (innovative & effective)
  • James
    JamesNovember 3, 2015
    Wonderfully atmospheric gallery in the heart of bustling London
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsOctober 31, 2015
    Fascinating place - one can learn so much about history from the people who shaped it.
  • Elisabetta D.
    Elisabetta Di RedaSeptember 19, 2015
    Always hosting very interesting shows, one of my favourite cultural places in London.
  • Joana V.
    Joana ViannaAugust 9, 2015
    Most classical museum in London! If you don't like Renaissance or 1800's paintings, I suggest staying in the Van Gogh and "modern" wing. It should be a 30 minut visit
  • Anna E.
    Anna EllegaardAugust 5, 2015
    Came here for Marc Quinn's Blood Head. Instant wow-factor! And for the Tudor portraits exhibition, which unfortunately was on loan in Paris when I went. Rest of the collection is great.
  • Katerina A.
    Katerina AnnaJuly 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My favourite museum in London. If you like portraits, it's definitely a must visit!
  • Zach S.
    Zach StockwellJuly 23, 2015
    It's free. Do one section then leave. Come back another day for more. This gallery works excellently for discrete visits.
  • Emma B.
    Emma BanfieldJuly 13, 2015
    Kelly homes portrait. Amazing
  • Andy L.
    Andy LoveJuly 12, 2015
    Lovely selection of portraits, but even more astounding than the famous collections are the new artists. Worth a trip (and a tip!)
  • David B.
    David BarrieJuly 9, 2015
    The bar / restaurant has a great view over London
  • Jess P.
    Jess ParkerJuly 5, 2015
    Head here on a Friday night to practice your drawing skills!
  • Pau A.
    Pau ArlandisJune 27, 2015
    I entered here with not too much enthusiasm and I exited completely enchanted. I love this museum, you can learn a lot history here even if you don't want you. Worst: you can't take pics :(
  • Jonas vK
    Jonas vKJune 22, 2015
    Really good place for Art. The app for audioguide doesn't work by the way
  • Loredana A.
    Loredana AlbulescuJune 11, 2015
    No photos allowed, but at floor 0 you can find the portrait of Kate Middelton@♥️ Lovely Oil on canvas by Paul Emsley
  • Jacques
    JacquesMay 13, 2015
    Lots of lovely portraits here. Spend a few hours admiring the paintings ; then stroll round to the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BradleyMay 8, 2015
    Great location, less crowded than its sister museum.
  • Gaynor D.
    Gaynor DicksonMarch 27, 2015
    Room 31 favorite so far
  • HaeAn S.
    HaeAn SungMarch 24, 2015
    A lot of portraits! Enjoyed especially the Narrative portrait of Sir Unton and David Beckham's short film of his sleeping ☺️.
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TaylorFebruary 16, 2015
    Great Grayson Perry at the moment. Get a coffee before going as navigating internally is a nightmare
  • Jose L.
    Jose LopezFebruary 12, 2015
    One of the most important galleries in London, it's a must if you are already at trafalgar, it's right behind the national gallery. Tons of paintings and sculptures from different eras.
  • Arhondi K.
    Arhondi KorkaFebruary 1, 2015
    Absolutely gorgeous gallery.
  • Y K.
    Y KimJanuary 24, 2015
    You might think a gallery filled with portraits must be boring but actually it is not. One of the must-see galleries/museums for sure.
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