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Sights and Attractions near National Portrait Gallery

ADDRESS
, St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
OPENING TIMES
Last admission is 45 mins before the Gallery closes.
PRICES
Free. Special exhibitions prices vary.
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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, Westminster, London 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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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles... 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 Church, 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
Soho, London 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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St James's Market
London > Attractions
St James's, SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market ... 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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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The... 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
... More
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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, Soho, London 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, Soho, London 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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Glass Room
London > Attractions
Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2N | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
With Tom Dixon interiors, Glass Room is one of the more stylish ways to dine on the Thames. Brought to you by Bateaux... 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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99 Comedy Club Leicester Square
Comedy | On 8th December 2019 

Ruby Blue 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Poignant material from 2013 Comedy Gladiators Finalist, Birmingham's Darren Harriott. Plus Chris McCausland and Glenn Moore....More

Miss Kiddy And The Cads
Concerts | On 8th December 2019 

Leicester Square Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The group covers modern pop and R&B numbers in the style of a 1940s Hollywood-style outfit....More

The Comedy Store Players
Comedy | On 8th December 2019 

Comedy Store 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Improvisational comedy from Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson, Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart and Richard Vranch....More

The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 4th April 2020 

Her Majesty's Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Let's Get Giggly
Comedy | On 8th December 2019 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The Extra Virgins and guests perform stand-up in aid of the charity Wind Up Penguin....More

West London School Of Dance: The Nutcracker
Dance | On 8th December 2019 

Adelphi Theatre 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

A cast of children aged six to 16 performs the fairy-tale ballet, which welcomes special guest artist Francisco Serrano from ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 24th May 2020 

Cambridge Theatre 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
NYJO Academy Christmas Concert
Concerts | On 8th December 2019 

Foyles - Charing Cross Road 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

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Family Sundays
Exhibitions | Until 8th December 2019 

Royal Opera House 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Literary & Education, Craft Workshop....More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 30th May 2020 

The Lyceum Theatre 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

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

 

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A Number
Theatre | From 14th February 

Bridge Theatre

Caryl Churchill's haunting drama, A Number, returns to the London stage in 2020 with a run at Bridge Theatre starring Roger Allam and Colin Morgan. An exploration of identity, intimacy and belonging, it sees an ...More

Manor
Theatre | From 7th April 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

A new play by Moira Buffini, Manor sees Olivier Award-winning actors Nancy Carroll and Ben Daniels take to the National Theatre stage. When a violent storm sweeps the coast, several strangers seek refuge in Diana ...More

Jack Absolute Flies Again
Theatre | From 15th April 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Oliver Chris and Richard Bean - the writer responsible for One Man, Two Guvnors - present their new play, Jack Absolute Flies Again, at the National Theatre this April. Based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The ...More

Hairspray the Musical
Hairspray the Musical
Theatre | From 23rd April 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

The London Coliseum is transformed into 1962 Baltimore this spring when the Tony Award-winning production ...More

 
Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi
Exhibitions | From 29th April 

Tate Modern

This April, Tate Modern presents the UK's first major mid-career survey of South African visual ...More

 
4000 Miles
4000 Miles
Theatre | From 6th April 

Old Vic Theatre

Olivier Award-winning actress Eileen Atkins and rising star Timothée Chalamet, whose recent film credits include ...More

 
Bags: Inside Out
Bags: Inside Out
Exhibitions | From 25th April 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From Margaret Thatcher's iconic handbag to Queen Mary's World War II gas mask, the V&A ...More

 
London Events 2020
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New musicals put Pretty Woman and The Prince of Egypt centre stage, blockbuster art exhibitions ...More

 
Glass House Brick Lane
Glass House Brick Lane
Dining 

A coffee bar by day, serving cocktails till midnight and offering a creative co-working space ...More

 
Akoko
Dining 

Serving dishes from across West Africa in Fitzrovia, in a room that reflects the natural beauty, simplicity and earthiness of the country....More

Among the Trees
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

The Hayward Gallery

From their verdant green leaves that magically morph into brilliant orange, yellow and red to their majestic trunks that soar from the ground, no one can doubt the beauty and wonder of trees, and the ...More

Hoppers King's Cross
Hoppers King's Cross
Dining 

With a much larger bar than previous sites, Hoppers King's Cross offers beers on tap ...More

 
Aubrey Beardsley
Aubrey Beardsley
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Tate Britain

In its new major spring exhibition, Tate Britain presents the largest display of original drawings ...More

 
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Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Exhibitions | From 16th March 

National Gallery

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Goodman's Fields
Goodman's Fields
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A pretty, pedestrianised square with a water feature and bronze horses galloping down the middle, ...More

 
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Opened in October 2019, Aerotel London is the first hotel inside Heathrow Terminal 3 and ...More

 
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