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Built in 1856, The NPG gallery holds the largest collection (10,000) of portraits of British men and women in the world from the 16th Century to the present day - Queen Elizabeth II is represented in 50 of those but anybody famous (or infamous!!) is on display here in one of the many galleries. There are of course many others in their temporary exhibitions too. One of the newest additions to the collection is the portrait by Stuart Pearson Wright of J K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter stories.
The NPG is open daily from 10am-6pm and Thursdays and Fridays until 9pm and entry is free. You will need to pay for special exhibitions though but there are concessions for full time students, disabled visitors and senior citizens. There is also a small cafe and gift shop (isn't there always?)
Address: St Martins Place, WC2
Directions: Leicester Square or Charing Cross tubes
Phone: 0 20 7306 0055
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