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The National Portrait Gallery
About The National Portrait Gallery
From medieval to present time, the National Portrait Gallery houses over 10,000 portraits of famous men and women throughout British history from as early as Henry VII to the present Queen. Notable portraits include Henry VIII, William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling and William Ewart Gladstone.
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
Nearest Underground: Charing Cross (Northern/Bakerloo lines)/Leicester Square (Northern/Piccadilly lines)
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Access to the Gallery for wheelchair users is via the Orange Street ramp entrance and the Gift shop entrance, on St Martin’s Place.
The Heinz Archive and Library entrance is at the National Portrait Gallery’s administrative offices located on Orange Street opposite the ramp.
Disabled visitors pay concessionary rates and carers are entitled to free admission.
Concessionary rates also apply to senior citizens, ES40 cardholders and students in full-time education.
* Please note that photography is not allowed anywhere in the Gallery
* The Gallery will be closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
National Portrait Gallery: Events & Tickets
This is a list of events currently on at National Portrait Gallery. All events listed in this section can be booked online. Click on an event for further details.
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