National Portrait Gallery Updated: 5 months ago

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Gallery and museum established in 1856, with portraits of significant people from Britain's History.

National Portrait Gallery is one of London’s most popular museums. It is located at the edge of Trafalgar Square, and it has a large collection of portraits, photographs and prints. Portraits are from different eras of rulers, from the Tudor era to modern times, along with newer works, which the museum has acquired or commissioned.

Virtual tours

National Portrait Gallery hasvirtual toursthat can be browsed in several ways. The collections can be viewed based on the period, the theme or by recent acquisitions. The artworks can be filtered and browsed by selecting one of the topics and then explored in further detail, perhaps in more detail than possible when visiting the museum. An example detail page for the self-portrait of Angelica Kauffman

Getting there

The nearest underground stations are Charing Cross (Bakerloo, Northern) and Leicester Square (Piccadilly), both only a few minutes away.


National Portrait Gallery is on Trafalgar Square , so looking around the surrounding area and its statues is a good idea. National Gallery is right around the corner, and Leicester Square is walking distance away.

Nearest Stations

Leicester Square - 3 min

Piccadilly Northern London Underground Zone: 1

Piccadilly Circus - 4 min

Bakerloo Piccadilly London Underground Zone: 1

Charing Cross - 5 min

Bakerloo Northern London Underground Zone: 1

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