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BP Portrait Award 2017
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd June to 24th September 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 38th year at the National Portrait Gallery. The highly successful annual ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Life, Death and Memory
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th April 2017 to 16th April 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a free display Life, Death and Memory ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cezanne Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th October 2017 to 11th February 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
In a major new exhibition, The National Gallery brings together more than 50 CĂ©zanne Portraits from collections across the world for the first time, with some ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Antony Gormley: Object
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th September 2016 to 7th September 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
A life-size cast-iron sculpture by Antony Gormley has been dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall of the National Portrait Gallery, visible ...More
 
 
 
Holiday Activities: Portraits, People and Places
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st Jul to 4th Aug 2017 - 11am-4pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More
 
 
 
Robert Taira Wilson
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 18th August 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The acoustic singer-songwriter performs songs from his second studio album, Cold In The Heat....More
 
 
 
Seil Lien
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 11th August 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The London-based combo plays atmospheric sounds with rich sounding percussion and haunting vocals....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Neil Prince
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 17th August 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Listen and unwind as DJ Neil Prince delivers a musical set in response to the works on display....More
 
 
 
Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian
London > Events > Music  Dates: Friday 25th August 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The vocalist and harpist performs pieces responding to issues of slavery....More
 
 
 
Fontane Liang
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 28th July 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The harpist with links to London and Singapore, performs original arrangements of folksongs from Southeast Asia....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Timberlina
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 3rd August 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
A mix of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection, including spoken word, classical, jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and ...More
 
 
 
Octandre Trio
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 4th August 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The trio performs the London premiere of Pickard's The Gardener Of Aleppo, Syria, Bax's ElegiacTrio and Debussy's Sonata For Flute, Viola And Harp....More
 
 
 
Special Sunday Session: Play-Doh Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 20th August 2017 at 1pm-2.30pm and 3pm-4.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More
 
 
 
The Encounter: Drawings From Leonardo To Rembrandt
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th July to 22nd October 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, including Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein and Rembrandt....More
 
 
 
Marlene Dumas: Oscar Wilde And Bosie
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th March to 30th October 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Contemporary portraits of the literature great Oscar Wilde and his friend and lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, known as Bosie, by the South African artist....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Drawn in Colour: Degas at the Burrell Collection
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th September 2017 to 7th May 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Marking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27 September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell is a fitting tribute to ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Giovanni Da Rimini
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th June to 8th October 2017
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute 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 in the history of art, when ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th October 2017 to 18th February 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Discover the origins of black and white paintings with The National Gallery's new exhibition, Monochrome: Painting in Black and White. From its beginnings in the Middle ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th October 2017 to 2nd April 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
This year, the National Gallery brings together Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from other museums for the first time. ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th April to 28th August 2017
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Chris Ofili, the artist who famously won the Turner Prize in 1998 using elephant dung on his paintings, unveils a new work, his first foray ...More
 
 
 
Take One Picture
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th June to 24th September 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Explore the innovative ways in which schoolchildren have responded to Rubens's Roman Triumph....More
 
 
 
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th September 2017 to 7th May 2018 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gangsta Granny
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th July to 3rd September 2017
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Neil Foster adapts the popular children's book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams for the stage in 2017. Transferring to the Garrick Theatre for a limited summer ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tape Face
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 6th June to 22nd July 2017
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
The Boy With Tape On His Face returns with his new show, Tape Face, and serves up a Neapolitan ice cream of genres: mime with noise, ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Horrible Histories: More Best of Barmy Britain
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th August to 2nd September 2017
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Following on from a series of successful productions, Horrible Histories is back with More Best of Barmy Britain. Being staged at the Garrick Theatre, the show ...More
 
 
 
Horrible Histories Live On Stage - More Best Of Barmy Britain
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th August to 2nd September 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Neal Foster directs a special stage production of Terry Deary's popular series of books....More
 
 
 
Unquiet Spirits - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 26th July 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
National Portrait Gallery, 35 St. Martin's Street, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
Unquiet Spirits Tour Launch And Talk With Bonnie MacBird
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 26th July 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
National Portrait Gallery, 35 St. Martin's Street, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
Mary Stuart
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th January to 31st March 2018 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams trade the central roles of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart during some of British history's most crucial days in director Robert ...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

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

 
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Chris Ofili, the artist who famously won the Turner Prize in 1998 using elephant dung on his paintings, unveils ...More

 
Tape Face
Comedy | Until 22nd July 2017 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

The Boy With Tape On His Face returns with his new show, Tape Face, and serves up a Neapolitan ice ...More

Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour
Theatre | Until 2nd September 2017 

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

Adapted from the novel by Alan Warner, this energetic musical comedy created by Lee Hall and directed by Vicky Featherstone ...More

I Am
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

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

Visual art by over 30 women which celebrates the rich and diverse contribution that Middle Eastern women make to the ...More

Trafalgar Sinfonia: Vivaldi Four Seasons By Candlelight
Concerts | On 22nd July 2017 

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

The orchestra, with violinist Benjamin Nabaro, performs Bach's Brandenburg Concert No 3, Vivaldi's La Stravaganza No 5, Pachelbel's Canon, Vivaldi's ...More

Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th August 2017 

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

Jay Scheib directs a high-octane rock'n'roll musical by Jim Steinman based on Meat Loaf's 1977 album, about a rebellious youth ...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

 
Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill
Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill
Theatre | Until 9th September 2017 

Wyndham's Theatre 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Audra McDonald reprises her Tony Award-winning role as Billie Holiday and makes her West End debut in Lanie Robertson's musical ...More

 

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Street food sandwiches by Sub Cult, famed for its USA deli-style sub rolls, are served ...More

 
Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
Theatre | From 28th July 

Lyric Hammersmith

A playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's popular tale, Fantastic Mr Fox, by Maria Aberg who ...More

 
Lorde
Lorde
Concerts | On 27th September 

Alexandra Palace

Fresh from her storming Glastonbury performance, Lorde comes to Alexandra Palace promoting long-awaited new album ...More

 
Opera Holland Park Open Day
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Concerts | On 23rd July 

Holland Park Theatre

Part of the Opera Holland Park season, the ...More

 
Ultimate Aqua Splash
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Aquatics Centre

Slide from the diving platforms used in the 2012 Olympics, take on the floating assault ...More

 
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Wonderland
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Theatre | From 7th August 

Richmond Theatre

This is the last chance you have to see the critically acclaimed Wonderland, as Frank ...More

 
Dino Snores For Grown-ups
Dino Snores For Grown-ups
Exhibitions | On 4th August 

Natural History Museum

Usually aimed at children, the Natural History Museum extends its late night Dino Snores event ...More

 
Wanderlust 108
Wanderlust 108
Exhibitions | On 23rd September 

Victoria Park

Producers of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, Wanderlust present the world's only ...More

 
Hamburg On Tour In London
Concerts | From 20th October 

The Boiler House

Exporting the very best Hamburg has to offer, Hamburg on Tour is coming to London this October. Europe's innovative and culturally diverse hot spot, Hamburg has risen up the city break must visit top ten ...More

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For their first restaurant outside of Denmark mother owners David Biffani and Nick Pound have ...More

 
Breddos Taqueria
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More than double the size of the original, the 84-cover Breddos Taqueria on Kingly Street ...More

 
Design Frontiers
Exhibitions | From 18th September 

Somerset House

More than 30 of the world's leading designers, including the director of design at Jaguar, are taking part in Design Frontiers, a group exhibition at Somerset House showing work which challenges and breaks through frontiers. ...More

Yeomanry House
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An army careers centre, Yeomanry House is home to AFCO London....More

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Traditional grilled meat skewers cooked over hot coals are the signature dish at Greek restaurant ...More

 
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