National Portrait Gallery

 
 
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St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE 
 
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Last admission is 45 mins before the Gallery closes.
 
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Free. Special exhibitions prices vary.
 

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National Portrait GalleryThe 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. The sense of progression and the feeling of familiarity with many subjects are what make the gallery so appealing. Having said that, critically acclaimed self-portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds and other notable British artists are also displayed alongside the 10,000 portraits of everyone from statesmen to showbiz stars and media barons. The collection represents Britain and is arranged thematically, starting with the Tudors and ending with present day politicians and pop stars. Look out for the only surviving portrait of Shakespeare taken from life in The Ondaajte Wing, the Hans Holbein cartoon of Henry VIII, the anamorphic portrait of Edward VI, and the sculpture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in medieval costume. Photographs, caricatures, drawings and sculpture are included in the collection which also boasts 250,000 archived images. The National Portrait Gallery also hosts the annual Portrait Prize competition alongside ever-changing collections of contemporary work.

Best for: Accessible art, portraits and posing, Shakespeare and showbiz.

 

National Portrait Gallery events

 
BP Portrait AwardBP Portrait AwardBP Portrait AwardA homeless man in Germany, an American woman reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, and Jean Woods, the Bath-based grandmother and model featured in Channel 4's 'Fabulous Fashionistas' are the three shortlisted sitters for the 25th anniversary of the BP Portrait Award, the world's most prestigious open competition for portrait painti3rd September 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Portrait Award
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  26th June to 21st September 2014
A homeless man in Germany, an American woman reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, and Jean Woods, the Bath-based grandmother and model featured in Channel 4's 'Fabulous Fashionistas' are the three shortlisted sitters for the 25th anniversary of the BP Portrait Award, the world's most prestigious open competition for portrait painti... More about this event
 
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and VisionVirginia Woolf: Art, Life and VisionVirginia Woolf: Art, Life and VisionA major exhibition on the life and career of Viriginia Woolf, fearless feminist and author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and To the Lighthouse, among others, comes to the National Portrait Gallery from 10th July. Guest curated by the biographer, Frances Spalding, the exhibition explores the life of the great 20th century writer through painted portraits3rd September 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Ongoing
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
DATES  10th July to 26th October 2014
A major exhibition on the life and career of Viriginia Woolf, fearless feminist and author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and To the Lighthouse, among others, comes to the National Portrait Gallery from 10th July. Guest curated by the biographer, Frances Spalding, the exhibition explores the life of the great 20th century writer through painted portraits... More about this event
 
Virginia Woolf: A Woman Of Fashion': LectureVirginia Woolf: A Woman Of Fashion': LectureDr. Claire Nicholson investigates Virginia Woolf's ambivalent relationship with clothes and fashion.4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Virginia Woolf: A Woman Of Fashion': Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 4th September 2014 - 1.15pm
Dr. Claire Nicholson investigates Virginia Woolf's ambivalent relationship with clothes and fashion.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryDJ John Sizzle plays an eclectic mix of pop, dance and electronic music, combined with the retro sounds of 60s soul, show tunes, disco and even rock. Starting his sets off gently, and moving into more challenging and experimental pieces.4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 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 - Pop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 4th September 2014 - 6pm
DJ John Sizzle plays an eclectic mix of pop, dance and electronic music, combined with the retro sounds of 60s soul, show tunes, disco and even rock. Starting his sets off gently, and moving into more challenging and experimental pieces.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In Drawing5th September 2014Friday 5th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 5th September 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
EpiphanyEpiphanyThe group performs improvised 'Sound Portraits' of visitors and also responds to various artworks around the Gallery.5th September 2014Friday 5th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Epiphany
event > Music | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 5th September 2014 - 6.30pm
The group performs improvised 'Sound Portraits' of visitors and also responds to various artworks around the Gallery.
Young People's Sunday Session: Contemporary MiniaturesYoung People's Sunday Session: Contemporary MiniaturesCreate your own micro portraits using photography.7th September 2014Sunday 7th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Young People's Sunday Session: Contemporary Miniatures
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 7th September 2014 - 1pm-4pm
Create your own micro portraits using photography.
In Conversation: BP Portrait Award 2014: The JudgesIn Conversation: BP Portrait Award 2014: The JudgesAn assessment of this year's competition.9th September 2014Tuesday 9th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
In Conversation: BP Portrait Award 2014: The Judges
event > Business Events > Conferences | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 9th September 2014 - 6.45pm-7.30pm
An assessment of this year's competition.
Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge CompetitionCreative Connections: Instagram Challenge CompetitionA celebration of this year's Creative Connections project and the borough of Ealing.11th September 2014Thursday 11th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge Competition
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 11th September 2014 - 6pm-8.50pm
A celebration of this year's Creative Connections project and the borough of Ealing.
Edward OtchereEdward OtchereEvery fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection.11th September 2014Thursday 11th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Edward Otchere
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - House | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 11th September 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection.
 

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Opening and closing times for National Portrait Gallery

Today (Wednesday) National Portrait Gallery closes at 18.00

Monday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Tuesday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Wednesday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Thursday:

10.00
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21.00
 
 

Friday:

10.00
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21.00
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Sunday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - National Portrait Gallery Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £136  37% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  23% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
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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Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
Stephen Wiltshire's art work would be impressive even if you didn't know who he is. But his intricate and architecturally accurate pen and ink sketches are ... More
 
 
 
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all disciplines ... More
 
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart of ... More
 
 
 
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's Colonial ... More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 5 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 5 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...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 National Portrait Gallery
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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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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
 
 
 
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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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 National Portrait Gallery
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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The best shops and markets near National Portrait Gallery
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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 National Portrait Gallery
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 National Portrait Gallery
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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Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
140 Irving Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
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 National Portrait Gallery
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National Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 15 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 16 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 3 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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 National Portrait Gallery
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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 National Portrait Gallery
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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 National Portrait Gallery
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Light Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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 National Portrait Gallery
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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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Portrait Gallery
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 National Portrait Gallery
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
 
 
 

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Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

A major exhibition on the life and career of Viriginia Woolf, fearless feminist and author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and ...More

 
BP Portrait Award
BP Portrait Award
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

A homeless man in Germany, an American woman reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, ...More

 
Making Colour
Making Colour
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

The first exhibition of this calibre in Britain to be arranged purely by pigment, Making Colour takes us on a ...More

 
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

The architecture in Italian Renaissance painting is explored through works by 14th, 15th and 16th century artists including Duccio, Botticelli ...More

 
Raeburn: The Archers: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2014 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Talk focusing on one painting from the collection....More

Let It Be
Theatre | Until 21st September 2014 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

The popular show featuring over forty of the Fab Four's hits including I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely ...More

Westminster Citizens Advice Bureau
Exhibitions | Until 17th September 2014 

Westminster Reference Library 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Help completing benefit applications online....More

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Following the departure of Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen - the original Jeeves and Wooster - Robert Webb (Peep Show, ...More

 
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014
Concerts | Until 17th September 2014 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square ...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

 
 
 
 
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