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BP Portrait Award2015 marks the BP Portrait Award's 36th year at the National Portrait Gallery. A highly successful annual event, which last year attracted 2,377 entries from 71 different countries, the open competition is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for portrait painting. The three shortlisted portraits are shown alongside around 55 selected works in a free exhibition which returns to the National Portrait Gallery for three months this summer. Worth £30,000 to the winner, this competition is not just about money, it's also about prestige; many previous winners have gone on to gain important commissions. Craig Wylie, who won the award in 2008, was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to create a portrait of Dame Kelly Holmes.

About National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious works of exceptional artistic merit - the overriding aim of the National Portrait Gallery is to reflect the status of the sitter, not the artist - but where else in London could you hope to find The Beatles, Henry VIII, Sir Richard Branson and JK Rowling all hanging out together? The appeal of this gallery (opened in 1856) rests simply in its comprehensive commemoration of British history from the late 15th century to the present day through the medium of portraiture. More about National Portrait Gallery

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BP Portrait Award† Thomas Ganter, First Prize Winner of the BP Portrait Award 2014 (c)Jorge Herrera †

BP Portrait Award - Thomas Ganter, First Prize Winner of the BP Portrait Award 2014 (c)Jorge Herrera

BP Portrait Award Thomas Ganter, First Prize Winner of the BP Portrait Award 2014 (c)Jorge Herrera†

BP Portrait Award - Thomas Ganter, First Prize Winner of the BP Portrait Award 2014 (c)Jorge Herrera BP Portrait Award - Man with a Plaid Blanket by Thomas Ganter. Copyright: Thomas Ganter More Images

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With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £107† 35% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from BP Portrait Award
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £93† 26% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 1 minute from BP Portrait Award
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £186† 36% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
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Events near BP Portrait Award

Near BP Portrait Award
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 5 minutes from BP Portrait Award
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes from BP Portrait Award
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
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Near BP Portrait Award
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
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Sights and Attractions near BP Portrait Award

The best museums, galleries, attractions near BP Portrait Award
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | Same location as BP Portrait Award
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from BP Portrait Award
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
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The best shops and markets near BP Portrait Award
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from BP Portrait Award
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
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Ben & Jerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from BP Portrait Award
Fosil Fuel, Phish Food and Baked Alaska, no, not a tour of the Natural History Museum but the names that Ben & Jerry have come up ... More
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What are the best dining options near BP Portrait Award London?
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Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
140 Irving Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from BP Portrait Award
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More
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National Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from BP Portrait Award
... More
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National Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from BP Portrait Award
The National Gallery's National Dining Rooms restaurant won Time Out's Best British Restaurant Award in 2007 for good reasons - they do all sorts of great ... More
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Near BP Portrait Award
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from BP Portrait Award
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 15 minutes from BP Portrait Award
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 16 minutes from BP Portrait Award
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 3 minutes from BP Portrait Award
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from BP Portrait Award
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from BP Portrait Award
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
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The best pubs near London BP Portrait Award.
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
Gastropub ... More
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from BP Portrait Award
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
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BP Portrait Award clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Light Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
The Light Bar on the ground floor of the stylish St Martins Lane hotel has some of the best cocktails in London - they make a ... More
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Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
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Vista
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 3 minutes from BP Portrait Award
This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, Vista is a rooftop bar upon the boutique Trafalgar Hotel. The ... More
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near BP Portrait Award.
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from BP Portrait Award
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More

National Portrait Gallery events

Family Art Workshop (Over 3s)Family Art Workshop (Over 3s)Learn about Christmas celebrations throughout the ages.21st December 2014Sunday 21st December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Family Art Workshop (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 21st December 2014 - 2pm-4pm
VENUENational Portrait Gallery†
Learn about Christmas celebrations throughout the ages.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeJessica Fulford-Dobson, Birgit Puve, Blerim Racaj, and David Titlow are the four photographers shorlisted for the 2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Their works have been picked from the 4,193 submissions entered by 1,793 photographers from which 60 portraits have been chosen for the exhibition, running at the National Portrait Galler21st December 2014Sunday 22nd February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Ongoing
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
event > Exhibitions
DATES13th November 2014 to 22nd February 2015
VENUENational Portrait Gallery†
Jessica Fulford-Dobson, Birgit Puve, Blerim Racaj, and David Titlow are the four photographers shorlisted for the 2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Their works have been picked from the 4,193 submissions entered by 1,793 photographers from which 60 portraits have been chosen for the exhibition, running at the National Portrait Galler...†More about this event
Snowdon: A Life in ViewSnowdon: A Life in ViewSnowdon: A Life in View"There can be few photographers as privileged as Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon" notes The Telegraph review of Snowdon: A life in View, a free display at National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition is "a whistle-stop tour", an "amuse-bouche rather than a hearty feast of a show" which shows Snowdon's "ability to get the in21st December 2014Wednesday 21st January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Snowdon: A Life in View
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES26th September 2014 to 21st January 2015
VENUENational Portrait Gallery†
"There can be few photographers as privileged as Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon" notes The Telegraph review of Snowdon: A life in View, a free display at National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition is "a whistle-stop tour", an "amuse-bouche rather than a hearty feast of a show" which shows Snowdon's "ability to get the in...†More about this event
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens RediscoveredThe Real Tudors: Kings and Queens RediscoveredThe Real Tudors: Kings and Queens RediscoveredThe National Portrait Gallery's oldest portrait, of Henry VII, is displayed with a Book of Hours inscribed by the king to his daughter as part of The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered, a major exhibition at the gallery starting on 12th September 2014. Portraits of key figures in the Tudor dynasty are displayed alongside a personal item -21st December 2014Sunday 1st March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES12th September 2014 to 1st March 2015
VENUENational Portrait Gallery†
The National Portrait Gallery's oldest portrait, of Henry VII, is displayed with a Book of Hours inscribed by the king to his daughter as part of The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered, a major exhibition at the gallery starting on 12th September 2014. Portraits of key figures in the Tudor dynasty are displayed alongside a personal item -...†More about this event
The Drawing Room: WorkshopThe Drawing Room: WorkshopDrop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.29th December 2014Monday 26th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Drawing Room: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 29th December 2014 and Monday 26th January 2015 - 1pm-3pm
VENUENational Portrait Gallery†
Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.
Jeremy ReedJeremy ReedThe dynamic and adventurous poet collaborates with sonic soundscaper Itchy Ear. With support from The Ginger Light.2nd January 2015Friday 2nd January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Jeremy Reed
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 2nd January 2015 - 6.30pm
VENUENational Portrait Gallery†
The dynamic and adventurous poet collaborates with sonic soundscaper Itchy Ear. With support from The Ginger Light.
The Drawing Room: WorkshopThe Drawing Room: WorkshopDrop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.2nd January 2015Friday 2nd January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Drawing Room: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 2nd January 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
VENUENational Portrait Gallery†
Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.
Young People's Sunday Session: Better Cameraphone Portraiture: Workshop (Ages 14¬–21)Young People's Sunday Session: Better Cameraphone Portraiture: Workshop (Ages 14¬–21)Learn how to make the most of your cameraphone and improve your photography.4th January 2015Sunday 4th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Young People's Sunday Session: Better Cameraphone Portraiture: Workshop (Ages 14¬–21)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICINGphone for availability, adv booking required
DATESSunday 4th January 2015 - 1pm-4pm
VENUENational Portrait Gallery†
Learn how to make the most of your cameraphone and improve your photography.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryGuest DJ Timberlina plays an eclectic mix of music.8th January 2015Thursday 8th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 8th January 2015 - 6pm
VENUENational Portrait Gallery†
Guest DJ Timberlina plays an eclectic mix of music.
Lecture: If I Can: Crafting BeautyLecture: If I Can: Crafting BeautyWith Edmund De Waal.8th January 2015Thursday 8th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Lecture: If I Can: Crafting Beauty
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 8th January 2015 - 7pm
VENUENational Portrait Gallery†
With Edmund De Waal.
 
 

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Snowdon: A Life in View
Snowdon: A Life in View
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

"There can be few photographers as privileged as Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon" notes The Telegraph review ...More

 
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery's oldest portrait, of Henry VII, is displayed with a Book of Hours inscribed by ...More

 
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

Jessica Fulford-Dobson, Birgit Puve, Blerim Racaj, and David Titlow are the four photographers shorlisted for the 2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic ...More

 
Family Art Workshop (Over 3s)
Kids Events | On 21st December 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

Learn about Christmas celebrations throughout the ages....More

Rembrandt: The Late Works
Rembrandt: The Late Works
Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Approximately 40 paintings, 20 drawings and 30 prints from Rembrandt's final creative period are featured in Rembrandt: The Late Works, ...More

 
A Festive Tour Of The National Gallery
Tours | Until 29th December 2014 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Explore the Christmas story through sparkling altarpieces and paintings by Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance masters and celebrate the season with ...More

The Scottsboro Boys
The Scottsboro Boys
Theatre | Until 21st February 2015 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for ...More

 
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 26th December 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a perfect venue for any kind of service or concert - especially when candlelit and on a ...More

 
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

A 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the ...More

 
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2014 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Since 1947, stately Trafalgar Square receives a majestic Norwegian Christmas Tree as an annual gift from the people of Oslo, ...More

 
 

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London Christmas Markets and Fairs
London Christmas Markets and Fairs

Wrap up warm and head out to one of London's magical Christmas markets and festive fairs where shopping can ...More

 
Buy Christmas Decorations in London
Buy Christmas Decorations in London

Half the fun of Christmas is dressing up...not just yourself but your home. Whether it's cool chic, snug sparkle or ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th March 2015 

The Lyceum Theatre

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Measure For Measure
Theatre | 15th April 2015 - 25th April 2015 

Barbican Centre

Cheek by Jowl presents Measure for Measure at the Barbican this April. Hailed in Moscow as a 'shattering portrait of ...More

dollop New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Party
dollop New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | 31st December 2014 - 1st January 2015 

Troxy

After two consecutive sell-out years, leading UK party promoters dollop are hosting another party at art deco theatre Troxy this ...More

 
Royal Opera & Shakespeare's Globe: L'Ormindo
Royal Opera & Shakespeare's Globe: L'Ormindo
Concerts | 3rd February 2015 - 5th March 2015 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Christopher Cowell's English translation of L'Ormindo, a co-production between Shakespeare's Globe and The Royal Opera, returns to the Sam Wanamaker ...More

 
American Buffalo
Theatre | 16th April 2015 - 27th June 2015 

Wyndham's Theatre

Homeland star Damian Lewis stars in Daniel Evans' production, of David Mamet's drama, American Buffalo, in which three small-time crooks ...More

The Ealing Park Tavern
Opened Mid December 2014 

One of Ealing's most historic pubs, the Ealing Park Tavern, re-opens in mid-December 2014 under new owners Tom and Ed ...More

The Tommy Tucker
The Tommy Tucker
Opened January 2015 

Award-winning chef Claude Compton, together with Jim Morris and George McCabe - the team behind critically acclaimed neighbourhood restaurant Claude's ...More

 
Honest Burgers Liverpool Street
Honest Burgers Liverpool Street
Opened 17th November 2014 

A firm favourite on London's ever-growing burger scene, Honest Burgers now has an outlet in Liverpool Street, open from late ...More

 
 
 
 
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