Attractions near National Portrait Gallery

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National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
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Last admission is 45 mins before the Gallery closes.
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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... More
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk 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... More
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 2 minutes walk 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... More
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk 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... More
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of... More
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is... More
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have... More
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, SW1A | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription... 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 walk 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... More
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes walk 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... More
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe.... More
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre... More
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions
W1D | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its... More
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of... More
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street,... More
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts... More
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The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At... More
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear... More
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, W1F | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed... More
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
After a two-year, 22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back... More
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the... More
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Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth was recently voted one of the ten most powerful people in the art world. Hauser & Wirth London opened... More
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the... More
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White Cube Mason's Yard
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
25-26 Mason's Yard, Off Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
In 2000, Jay Jopling's pioneering White Cube gallery - the spiritual home of the Young British Artists - upped sticks from its original home in... More
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising... More
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Bowman Sculpture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Duke Street, SW1Y | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Bowman Sculpture in St James's is a presitgious gallery where art collectors with deep pockets can get their hands on an original Rodin. Specialising in... More
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Chris Beetles
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-10 Ryder Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 9 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Gallery owner Chris Beetles has been dealing for 25 years, and for 16 years from this location in the heart of St James's. Specializing in... More
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Fine Art Commissions Ltd
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AL | 9 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Portraits, commissioned and otherwise, are a tradition as old as art itself, with representations made of great men and women for posterity from the time... More
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Henry Tonks: Studies Of The Artist
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

Exhibition of three self-portrait sketches made on the eve of the First World War by Henry Tonks (1862-1937)....More

Portrait Of The Day: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection....More

Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

Portraits showing men who were invested as Knights of the Order of the Garter. Established by King Edward III in ...More

Grayson Perry: Who Are You'
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

A display of new works including a self-portrait and a tapestry, which tie in with the artist's Channel Four TV ...More

Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris And His Legacy, 1860-1960
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

Works exploring the life and ideas of the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary thinker William Morris. Through portraits, personal ...More

Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words
Exhibitions | Until 1st April 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

This display includes photographs of Emmeline Pankhurst and Mary Richardson, notorious for attacking the 'Rokeby Venus' by Diego Velasquez at ...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

 
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

 
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

 
Old Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British Aristocracy
Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

Exhibition of portraits and the stories of some of the most high-profile American heiresses to marry into British aristocracy, including ...More

 

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Christmas Pantos in London
Christmas Pantos in London

Pantomimes are an integral part of the festive calendar - Oh no, they're not! Oh yes, they are! - so ...More

 
Christmas Theatre in London
Christmas Theatre in London

Christmas shows aren't just about pantos and family shows, there's circus in a Spiegeltent on the South Bank, immersive ...More

 
Harvey
Harvey
Theatre | 3rd March 2015 - 7th March 2015 

Richmond Theatre

The Pulitzer prize-winning comedy about Elwood P. Dowd, played by James Dreyfus, and his friendship with an invisible rabbit named ...More

 
Post Pop: East Meets West
Post Pop: East Meets West
Exhibitions | Until 23rd February 2015 

Saatchi Gallery

Bringing together over 250 works by 110 artists, Post Pop: East Meets West at the Saatchi Gallery explores how Pop ...More

 
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Concerts | On 10th March 2015 

The O2 Arena

The former Oasis songwriter and co-frontman, Noel Gallagher, will be dropping by the O2 Arena this March with his latest ...More

 
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour
Concerts | On 27th June 2015 

Hyde Park

Global superstar and seven-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift is the first headliner announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time ...More

 
J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan
Theatre | 15th May 2015 - 14th June 2015 

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

The re-discovered original play about the adventures of the boy who wouldn't grow up, written by J M Barrie and ...More

Dishoom King's Cross
Dishoom King's Cross
Opened 20th November 2014 

The third restaurant from the team behind Dishoom, the Bombay cafes in Shoreditch and Covent Garden, is also their largest ...More

 
The Queensbury Kitchen
The Queensbury Kitchen
Opened 10th December 2014 

From the team behind The Queensbury gastropub and right around the corner from it, comes The Queensbury Kitchen, a moden ...More

 
Deluxe
Deluxe
Opened 14th November 2014 

Don't tell Rudolph! They're serving smoked reindeer with pickled blackberries, mascarpone and rocket at Deluxe, a temporary restaurant in Ely's ...More

 
 
 
 
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