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  • Address:

    National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place
    London
    WC2H 0HE

  • Venue phone:

    020 7306 0055

  • Venue website:

    www.npg.org.uk

  • Opening hours:

    Mon-Wed, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; Thu, Fri 10am-9pm

  • Transport:

    Tube: Charing Cross

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    1. National Portrait Gallery
      • St Martin's Place
        London
        WC2H 0HE
      • 020 7306 0055
      • www.npg.org.uk
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Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris And His Legacy, 1860:1960

Painting, Drawing and illustration

  • Free

Works exploring the life and ideas of the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary thinker William Morris. Through portraits, personal items and fascinating objects, many of which will be on public display for the first time, this major exhibition...

  1. Thu Oct 16 – Sun Jan 11 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. free
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Bernard Partridge Character Sketches

Painting, Drawing and illustration

  • Free

Watercolour and gouache portrait paintings of the actress Ellen Terry, the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler and the romantic novelist, Hall Caine.

  1. Wed Sep 3 – Sun Oct 19
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. free
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BP Portrait Award 2014

Painting

  • Rating: 2/5
  • Free

The problem with portraiture is the people. You have to ask yourself if you care about any of the faces staring out at you at this annual portrait painting prize exhibition, and the answer almost overwhelmingly is ‘no’. Do I want to see James Martin from...

BP Portrait Award 2014
  1. Wed Sep 3 – Sun Sep 21
  2. National Portrait Gallery
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Snowdon: A Life In View

Photography

  • Free

Studio portraits by the British photographer, from the 1950s to the 1990s, as well as his 1965 examination of the British art world, created in collaboration with the critic John Russell and the then director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Bryan Robertson....

  1. Fri Sep 26 – Wed Jan 21 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. free
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Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words

Photography, Things to do

  • Free

This display includes photographs of Emmeline Pankhurst and Mary Richardson, notorious for attacking the 'Rokeby Venus' by Diego Velasquez at the National Gallery. It also includes original documents from the Gallery's archive, and surveillance photographs...

  1. Wed Sep 3 – Wed Apr 1 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. free
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The Real Tudors: Kings And Queens Rediscovered

Painting, Drawing and illustration

  • Free

This special display, focusing on the portraiture of the Tudor monarchs, will allow visitors to rediscover these well-known kings and queens through the most complete presentation of their images staged to date.

  1. Fri Sep 12 – Sun Mar 1 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. free
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The World Of Rupert Potter: Photographs Of Beatrix, Millais And Friends

Photography

  • Free

Photographs from the 1870s to the 1900s by Beatrix Potter's father, including portraits taken as references for the paintings of Sir John Everett Millais.

  1. Wed Sep 3 – Sun Oct 12
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. free
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Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

Painting, Photography

  • Rating: 3/5

How much you enjoy this show depends on two things. 1) A pre-existing interest in and familiarity with the life and works of Virginia Woolf, and 2) a high tolerance for the posh, neurotic ‘intellectual aristocrats’ of the Bloomsbury group. It’s hard to...

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
  1. Wed Sep 3 – Sun Oct 26
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. £7, £6 concs
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A must on any trip to London, the National Portrait Gallery houses an incredible collection of portraits. Every time I visit I find something new and intriguing amongst the thousands of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs of subjects from Anne Boleyn to Rio Ferdinand. It is free to enter but I would definitely the café as the food is excellent and great value for the city centre.