National Portrait Gallery

Recommended
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 12 000 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, WC2H 0HE London

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

10am-6pm (Thu-Fri 9pm)

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