National Portrait Gallery

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Founded in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery has since 1896 occupied a late-19C Italian Renaissance-style building neighbouring the National Gallery. Its extraordinary collection of over 5 000 portraits of famous Britons provides a unique perspective on the nation's history from the time of Henry VII to the present day. It's worth dining in its restaurant for the panoramic London view; visitors can also explore the collection online thanks to recent technological innovation.

Useful information

Address : 

St Martin's Place

Phone:

+44 20 7306 0055

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

10am-6pm, Thu-Fri 10am-9pm, last admission for exhibitions 1hr before closing - closed 24-26 Dec

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