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.
Free admission. Donations are welcome.
Every day 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Fridays until 9 p.m.
Location & how to get there
Exact address: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE:
The nearest metro stations are:
- Charing Cross (230 meters)
- Leicester Square (195 meters)
- Embankment (490 meters).
Buses 24, 29 and 176 from Trafalgar Square, stop C or Charing Cross Road stop K.
The museum does not have its own parking. The nearest parking is at the corner of Whitcomb Street and Orange Street.