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 is home to a sizeable ... 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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The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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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Marian Goodman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5-8 Lower John Street, W1F | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" New Yorker Marian Goodman is the "most respected dealer" in... More
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Take One Picture
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Explore the innovative ways in which schoolchildren have responded to Rubens's Roman Triumph....More

Drawn in Colour: Degas at the Burrell Collection
Drawn in Colour: Degas at the Burrell Collection
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Marking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27 September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the ...More

 
Giovanni Da Rimini
Giovanni Da Rimini
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Giovanni da Rimini: An Early 14th-Century Masterpiece Reunited at the National Gallery invites visitors to learn about a key moment ...More

 
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

A selection of paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas on loan from The Burrell Collection....More

Ink
Ink
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

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

Following its successful debut at the Almeida, Rupert Goold's production of Ink, James Graham's "stingingly astute" (Evening Standard) Fleet Street ...More

 
Festive Orchestra Of London: Bach, Handel And Vivaldi By Candlelight
Concerts | On 21st September 2017 

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

The orchestra performs Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 5, Selection from Orchestral Suite No 2 and Air 'On The G String', ...More

David Shrigley: Really Good
David Shrigley: Really Good
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 
BBC Concert Orchestra: Queen: A Friday Night At The Opera
Concerts | On 21st September 2017 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Richard Sidwell conducts the ensemble, a rock band and four singers who have previously starred in the West End production ...More

Seiko Beckers | You Might Actually Learn Something
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2017 

Tenderpixel Gallery 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

Queen Anne
Queen Anne
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Romola Garai stars as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as Queen Anne in the West End transfer of ...More

 

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Megan's by the Green
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A dog-friendly neighbourhood cafe with fairy lights and a great place for after-school pizzas....More

 
Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
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Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold, known for their Rochelle Canteen in Shoreditch, are behind the café, bar and restaurant at the Institute of Contemporary Arts....More

Frog by Adam Handling
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The flagship restaurant for Adam Handling, one of the hottest young chefs in London....More

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Yamagoya, specialising in traditional Japanese ramen, open their first real home in London on The ...More

 
Olle
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Lambeth Fireworks
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Brockwell Park

In 2017 Lambeth Council's annual Fireworks display at Brockwell Park takes on 'A Night at ...More

 
The Store Studios
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Creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building and home of London Fashion Week....More

Hospitality in the Park
Hospitality in the Park
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd September 

Finsbury Park

The final festival of the summer, Hospitality in the Park comes to Finsbury Park for ...More

 
Pizza Pilgrims, West India Quay
Pizza Pilgrims, West India Quay
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The largest pizzeria from Pizza Pilgrims James and ...More

 
West India Quay
West India Quay
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A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area ...More

 
Acosta Danza
Acosta Danza
Dance | From 27th September 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Embracing all dance forms, Carlos Acosta's new dance company performs at Sadler's Wells on their ...More

 
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The scent of jasmine hangs in the air at The Mandrake, a 34-room independent boutique ...More

 
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