Sights and Attractions near National Portrait Gallery

ADDRESS
, St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
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Last admission is 45 mins before the Gallery closes.
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Free. Special exhibitions prices vary.
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where... More
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart... More
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's... More
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of... More
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is... More
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have... More
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription... More
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles... More
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Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Stephen Wiltshire's art work would be impressive even if you didn't know who he is. But his intricate and architecturally accurate pen and ink sketches... More
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all... More
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe.... More
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre... More
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its... More
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St James's Market
London > Attractions
St James's, SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market ... More
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of... More
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street,... More
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts... More
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The... More
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The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
... More
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At... More
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear... More
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed... More
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
After a two-year, 22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back... More
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the... More
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Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth was recently voted one of the ten most powerful people in the art world. Hauser & Wirth London opened... More
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the... More
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White Cube Mason's Yard
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
25-26 Mason's Yard, Off Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
In 2000, Jay Jopling's pioneering White Cube gallery - the spiritual home of the Young British Artists - upped sticks from its original home in... More
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising... More
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Thomas Cole: Eden To Empire
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Cole's paintings of American landscapes are shown alongside the masterpieces that inspired him, such as swirling storms painted by Turner ...More

Monet & Architecture
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Major exhibition comprising some of Claude Monet's greatest paintings depicting architecture from the 1860s onwards....More

How To Draw: Hands
Exhibitions | On 23rd June 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Art workshop....More

Take One Picture
Exhibitions | Until 12th August 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

The exhibition celebrates the work of children from 27 schools across the UK who have produced paintings, prints, designs and ...More

Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Ed Ruscha, whose 2005 Venice Biennale installation evoked Thomas Cole's famous 'The Course of Empire' painting cycle of 183336, has ...More

 
Thomas Cole's Journey
Thomas Cole's Journey
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

The National Gallery stages the first exhibition to establish British-born Thomas Cole, one of America's leading painters of the mid-19th ...More

 
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Monet maybe best known for his paintings of lilies - impressionistic images of the floating flowers immediately spring to mind ...More

 
Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his ...More

 
The Moderate Soprano
The Moderate Soprano
Theatre | Until 30th June 2018 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Hampstead Theatre's 2015 hit The Moderate Soprano transfers to the West End in April 2018. David Hare's play tells of ...More

 
London Octave
Concerts | On 23rd June 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The group performs Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 3 and Brandenburg Concerto No 6, Vivaldi's Summer, Handel's Concerto Grosso No 4 ...More

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What's On The Red Carpet Presents: The Tasting Cinema Club
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Foodie Events | On 17th July 

Secret Location

Launching on 17th July, What's On The Red ...More

 
Chiringuito
Dining 

Azure mosaic tiles and a peseta-topped bar set the tone for this Spanish restaurant overlooking the Museum of Childhood's gardens....More

Beef & Brew
Beef & Brew
Dining 

Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan deliver quality steaks that don't break the bank in a ...More

 
Stokey Bears
Stokey Bears
Dining 

Stokey Bears, the burger joint from street food veteran Burger Bear, has its second site ...More

 
The Academy
The Academy
Hotels 

Taking five Georgian townhouses and combining them into one hotel, The Academy underwent a multi-million-pound ...More

 
The Frog Hoxton
The Frog Hoxton
Dining 

In July 2018, Adam Handling launches his biggest venture to date, moving The Frog E1 ...More

 
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak
Drinking 

In June 2018 Dan Doherty reopened The Royal Oak with little fanfare and some really ...More

 
White City Place
White City Place
Attractions 

Previously home to the BBC and north of Television Centre, White City Place is home ...More

 
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
Sport 

The 14th yoga studio from MoreYoga, this Tower Bridge space has an intimate feel with ...More

 
Armed Forces Day Festival
Kids Events | On 30th June 

RAF Museum

On Saturday 30th June 2018 the RAF Museum officially re-opens its doors for a free festival celebrating its multi-million pound refurbishment on the same day as the Armed Forces Day Festival. The double celebration is ...More

RAF100 Parade and Flypast
Exhibitions | On 10th July 

The Mall

On Tuesday 10th July, one hundred days after the official 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, up to 100 aircraft representing the RAF's history will fly over Buckingham Palace. In the hour and a ...More

V For
V For
Foodie Events | From 1st August 

The Old Truman Brewery

This August, the Old Truman Brewery hosts brand new vegan lifestyle festival, V For. Offering ...More

 
Jim's Cafe
Jim's Cafe
Dining 

Serving steak and eggs and liquorice whiskey sours in Clapton, Jim's Cafe is one of ...More

 
Soane's Kitchen
Soane's Kitchen
Dining 

Inside the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's Kitchen is a beautiful cafe ...More

 
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Concerts | From 29th June 

Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take The O2
Theatre | From 13th July 

The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
This Is Not For You
Theatre | From 30th June 

Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
Theatre | From 4th January 

National Theatre

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
Dance | From 26th June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The Dutch dance company, "One of world dance's truly great companies" (Daily Telegraph), performs two ...More

 
Wimbledon in Victoria Embankment Gardens
Wimbledon in Victoria Embankment Gardens
Sporting Events | From 2nd July 

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Wimbledon will be screened by the Bandstand in ...More

 
Summer in London
Summer in London
Feature 

With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on ...More

 
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
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Plant-based eating is trending in London. From burgers ...More

 
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
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In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
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November in London 2018
November in London 2018
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There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
November in London 2018
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There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
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At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
 
 
 
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