"The National Portrait..." National Portrait Gallery Tip by londonbabe

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The National Portrait Gallery.
No, not the National Gallery but the NPG, just round the corner on Trafalgar Square. (Picture is Mary, Queen of Scots)
You might think it a bit dull, to have a gallery dedicated to portraiture. Not so. Apart from housing a fascinating collection of famous men and women (and yes, a couple of nice ones of Princess Di), it also hosts the BP Portrait competition, an anuual event which showcases the best young artisitic talent.
The restaurant on the top floor has great views and a reasonable wine list.

Address: St. Martin's Pl. London WC2H 0HE
Directions: The National Portrait Gallery is opposite to the Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, to the north of Trafalgar Square.
Wheelchair Access - Orange Street Entrance

Nearest Tube: Leicester Square or Char

othercontact: http://www.npg.org.uk/live/index
Phone: +44 20 7306 0055
Website: http://www.npg.org.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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