Sights and Attractions near National Portrait Gallery  

 
 
ADDRESS
, St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
 
 
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Last admission is 45 mins before the Gallery closes.
 
PRICES
Free. Special exhibitions prices vary.
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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
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 is home to a sizeable ... 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, 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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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Marian Goodman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5-8 Lower John Street, W1F | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" New Yorker Marian Goodman is the "most respected dealer" in... More
 
 
 
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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available... More
 
 
 
 
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The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Royal Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur
Concerts | Until 2nd March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

David McVicar's production of Francesco Cilea's four act opera to an Italian libretto by Arturo Colautti, based on the 1849 ...More

The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 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

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 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

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
Dirty Great Love Story
Theatre | Until 18th March 2017 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna's Fringe First Award-winning romantic comedy of good intentions and bad timing makes its West End ...More

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 

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4MationZone Presents: Extractions
Concerts | On 10th March 

MostArt Centre

Forward thinking electronic music

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The Tickled Bean Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 16th March 

MostArt Centre

Comedy, Musical....More

Gente de Cuba by Isabella Palumbo
Gente de Cuba by Isabella Palumbo
Exhibitions | From 26th March 

MostArt Centre

A collection of street portraits made during Isabella ...More

 
MostArt Centre
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An arts centre creating links and communications between communities in Hackney through different art forms, from exhibitions to music....More

Pisqu
Pisqu
Dining 

Feeding London's new appetite for Peruvian food, Pisqu on Rathbone Street uses quality, fresh ingredients, ...More

 
Granger & Co Chelsea
Dining 

The fourth London branch of Bill Granger's restaurants, best known for its sunny breakfasts and brunch. ...More

Darjeeling Express
Darjeeling Express
Dining 

After running a number of popular residencies and pop-ups, Asma Khan presents a permanent restaurant ...More

 
Blacklock, Soho
Dining 

Jumping on the one dish trend, Blacklock has a menu dedicated entirely to chops....More

LASSCO Bar & Dining
LASSCO Bar & Dining
Dining 

Ropewalk on Maltby Street welcomes LASSCO Bar & Dining, a new permanent eatery from chef ...More

 
Andi's
Dining 

Andi's brings all day dining to Stoke Newington, acting as a brunch spot during the day and a brasserie at night....More

Hair The Musical
Hair The Musical
Theatre | From 3rd December 

The Vaults, Arch 233

Celebrating its 50th year, Hair comes to London this year. The acclaimed musical will be ...More

 
T.rex Grill
T.rex Grill
Dining 

The Natural History Museum invites visitors to dine with the dinosaurs at its new restaurant, ...More

 
Jamiroquai
Jamiroquai
Concerts | On 31st March 

Roundhouse

Funk and acid jazz outfit, fronted by lead singer Jay Kay, perform works from their ...More

 
Lambeth North Tube Station
Transport 

Lambeth North is a tube station in south London on the Bakerloo line. Neighbouring stations include Waterloo, Elephant & Castle, and Southwark....More

The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
Exhibitions | From 5th March 

Olympia London

Craft consumer show where more than 200 companies ...More

 
The Tattoo Collective
The Tattoo Collective
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 

The Old Truman Brewery

A partnership between Tattoo Life and The London Tattoo Convention, The Tattoo Collective at The ...More

 
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races
Sporting Events | On 2nd April 

Putney Bridge

The women's and men's crews of Oxford and ...More

 
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Exhibitions | On 17th February 

Studio Spaces

With a name like The Pancakes and Booze ...More

 
Chiswick House Camellia Festival
Chiswick House Camellia Festival
Exhibitions | From 2nd April 

Chiswick House

Known as the Queen of the Winter Flowers, ...More

 
The Electric Cinema, Shoreditch
The Electric Cinema, Shoreditch
Entertainment 

Previously the Aubin and part of the Soho ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
This weekend in London: 17th - 19th February
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New Hotels in London 2019
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Robert De Niro's Covent Garden luxury boutique hotel, The Wellington Hotel, opens in 2019, brought ...More

 
London 2017: Theatre (January to June)
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Damian Lewis, Imelda Staunton and Griff Rhys Jones tread the boards in London's West End in 2017. Discover the hottest theatre tickets in town with our top ...More

 
 
 
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