National Portrait Gallery in London

Publish date: 12-07-2019
National Portrait Gallery in London

The National Portrait Gallery in London  is the world's first portrait gallery.  Foundation date - 1856. Gallery is located near Trafalgar Square, next to the National Gallery.

National Portrait Gallery contains portraits of historically significant and famous British people. The collection includes oil paintings, sculptures, photographs, miniatures, caricatures, drawings.

Ticket price

Free admission. Donations are welcome.

Working hours

Every day 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Fridays until 9 p.m.
Official site

Location & how to get there

Exact address: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE:

By metro

The nearest metro stations are:

  • Charing Cross (230 meters)
  • Leicester Square (195 meters)
  • Embankment (490 meters).

By bus

Buses 24, 29 and 176 from Trafalgar Square, stop C or Charing Cross Road stop K.

By car

The museum does not have its own parking. The nearest parking is at the corner of Whitcomb Street and Orange Street.


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