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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
      • 51.509399,-0.128453

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Bailey's Stardust

Photography

The man responsible for capturing the swinging 60s and creating some of the most iconic fashion images of the past fifty years selects over 250 portraits from famous sitters to unknowns. Organised thematically, the show will take you on a journey through...

Bailey's Stardust
  1. Until Sun Jun 1
  2. National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
  3. £14.50, concs £6.50-£13
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Benjamin Britten: A Life In Pictures

Photography

  • Free

Photographs providing an insight into the life of the celebrated 20th-century British composer.

  1. Until Mon Jun 30
  2. National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
  3. free
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Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits

Drawing and illustration, Painting, Pop art

  • Free

Contemporary works by the Pop-artist, focusing on his return to the medium of paint, and featuring drawings produced during the artist's tenure as a professor at the University of Houston in Texas.

  1. Until Thu May 1
  2. National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
  3. free
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Easter at the National Portrait Gallery

Things to do, Kids' activities

A week of free activities exploring family portraits includes photo shoots, animation workshops and more. Some workshops are drop-in, others are ticketed with tickets allocated one hour before the event.

Easter at the National Portrait Gallery
  1. Until Fri Apr 18
  2. National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
  3. Free
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John Martin Quartet

Categories, Jazz and experimental

  • Free

Sax-led modern jazz.

  1. Fri Apr 25
  2. National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
  3. free
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Museums at Night: In Parenthesis

Things to do

The National Portrait Gallery in partnership with the English National Ballet will present a dance performance inspired by David Jones' book-length poem In Parenthesis. Choreographed by George Williamson the performance includes ballet and contemporary...

Museums at Night: In Parenthesis
  1. Fri May 16
  2. National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
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The Great War in Portraits

Art

  • Rating: 4/5
  • Free

Wars are remembered in numbers. Soldiers and civilians become figures and statistics. One hundred years after the Great War, it’s easy to lose sight of the reasons for conflict, to forget what started it all and how we justified sacrificing so many lives. The...

The Great War in Portraits
  1. Until Sun Jun 15
  2. National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
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The Portrait Choir Singing Day

Choral, Things to do

Members of the public are invited to rehearse and perform with The Portrait Choir’s Artistic Director Gregory Batsleer, with music chosen to complement the National Portrait Gallery's newest exhibition. The workshop will include rehearsals, a talk from...

The Portrait Choir Singing Day
  1. Sun Apr 27
  2. National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
  3. £22, concs/mems £18
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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. Tue May 13 – Sun Oct 12
  2. National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
  3. free
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James Curran

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.