"The National Portrait gallery" National Portrait Gallery Tip by uglyscot

National Portrait Gallery, London: 39 reviews and 55 photos

Open daily 10am-6pm
Thursdays and Fridays 10am-9pm

Admission free, but donations of 3 welcome. An audi guide costs 2.

There are over 1000 portraits on display, featuring famous British men and women or people who have helped shape British history. The collection is arranged chronologically on the second floor, leading down to The Victorians and 20th century on the first Floor.The Ground floor has Britain since 1900, and special exhibitions and displays

On the top floor is the Portrait Restaurant which is open during gallery hours, except Thursday and Friday when it closes at 10pm
In the Basement can be found the bookshop, and Portrait cafe which is open during gallery houses but closes one hour earlier. Home-made sandwiches, fresh soup and refreshments can be purchased.

Photography, mobile phones and eating and drinking are not permitted in the gallery.

Address: St Martins Place, WC2
Directions: Leicester Square or Charing Cross tubes
Phone: 0 20 7306 0055
Website: http://www.npg.org.uk

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Apr 1, 2009
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 1 4 0
Forum Rank:
0 2 1 1 5

Have you been to London?

  Share Your Travels