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National Portrait Gallery *

Pictures of the historical and famous
An 1856 invention still going strong, the popular National Portrait Gallery displays paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs by international artists and photographers. The vast collection includes more than 160,000 portraits of British people or those who have made a contribution to British culture, from the 16th century to the present day. Artists range from Rembrandt and Gainsborough to Warhol and Marc Quinn, with subjects ranging from Walter Raleigh, T.S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett and Twiggy to Maggie Smith, Germaine Greer, Fiona Shaw, Stephen Fry and Diana, Princess of Wales, though they won't all be on show. The upstairs Portrait Restaurant offers an unusually dense and layered view south to Trafalgar Square, as seen in Mike Nichols's 2004 film CLOSER. In 2009 the gallery a Gay Icons exhbition, from Virginia Woolf to Joe Dallesandro.

Tags: Cafe / Bistro, Gallery, Art

2 St Martin's Place
London, England WC2H 0HE
Central

(207) 306-0055
Website
Mon to Wed 10am—6pm; Thu and Fri 10am—9pm; Sun 10am—6pm



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  • eurokeith was here
    "More art! Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize — with Matt"

    February 8, 2016 via foursquare

  • gnu_andrew was here
    "Royals as they should be; a thing of the past."

    July 24, 2015 via foursquare

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    June 27, 2015 via foursquare

  • Randy_0269 was here
    "a little culture"

    March 2, 2015 via foursquare

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    "Checked in automatically with the Uber Check-In app! http://www.ubercheckin.com Follow me on twitter @daynegrant twitter.Com/daynegrant"

    February 23, 2015 via foursquare

  • gnu_andrew was here
    "Late shift"

    January 22, 2015 via foursquare

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    daynegrant ·

    November 6, 2014 via foursquare tips

    A good place to find a portrait.
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    "Checked in automatically with the Uber Check-In app! http://www.ubercheckin.com"

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