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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

Drawing and illustration, Painting

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...

Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris And His Legacy, 1860:1960
  1. Fri Dec 26 – Sun Jan 11 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. £12.70, £11.80-£10.90 concs
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Drop-in Family Session: Sound and Vision

Things to do

  • Free

The National Portrait Gallery launch the latest strand of their family programme with these drop-in sessions taking place on the third Sunday of every month. The first edition will explore sound and vision, allowing children to experiment with sound recorders,...

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

Art

  • Free

The cross-dressing ceramist presents a show of 14 portraits. Coinciding with the screening of his Channel 4 ‘Who Are You?’ series, in which Perry turns his attention to portraiture and identity, this display brings together some of the individuals Perry...

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?
  1. Fri Dec 26 – Sun Mar 15 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
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Half-Term Activities: Friendship

Things to do

  • Free

Taking inspiration from the Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends exhibition, kids aged five plus can take part in a range of activities across the week, keeping their minds busy and creativity flowing while they're away from the classroom. Some sessions...

  1. Mon Feb 16 2015 – Fri Feb 20 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. Free
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Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Painting

Few artists got around as much as John Singer Sargent. The son of an American surgeon, he was born in Florence in 1856 and spent his childhood touring Europe, settling in Paris, then moving to London (after the furore over his sensational ‘Madame X’ portrait...

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends
  1. Thu Feb 12 2015 – Mon May 25 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. £14.50, £13 concs
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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 Dec 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. Fri Dec 26 – Wed Apr 1 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. free
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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Photography

  • Rating: 3/5

There’s no shortage of famous faces in this, the twelfth edition of the ‘Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize’. Lenny Henry is captured in shadowy vulnerability, Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina in a righteous glow. There’s also David Cameron. Yet,...

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
  1. Fri Dec 26 – Sun Feb 22 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  3. £3
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The Real Tudors: Kings And Queens Rediscovered

Drawing and illustration, Painting

  • 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 Dec 26 – Sun Mar 1 2015
  2. National Portrait Gallery
  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.