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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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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. Tue Sep 23 – Sun Oct 19
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. free
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Snowdon: A Life in View

Photography

  • Free

The British photographer gifted 130 of his prints to the National Portrait Gallery 2013. Here, a selection of his studio portraits from the 1950s to the 1990s that includes music legend David Bowie and acting royality Laurence Olivier will be displayed...

Snowdon: A Life in View
  1. Fri Sep 26 – Sun Jun 21 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
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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. Tue Sep 23 – Wed Apr 1 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. free
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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Photography

  • Rating: 3/5

The prestigious photographic portrait award returns with a showcase of the most talented and exciting photographers working across the globe. From over 4,000 submissions by 1,793 photographers this annual exhibition showcases 60 portraits by students,...

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
  1. Thu Nov 13 – Sun Feb 22 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. £3
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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. Tue Sep 23 – 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. Tue Sep 23 – 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. Tue Sep 23 – 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.