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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Painters' Paintings: From Van Dyck to Freud
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd June to 4th September 2016
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | At National Gallery
Among the treasures of the National Gallery, one group of pictures stands out: the works once owned by fellow painters - ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beyond Caravaggio
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th October 2016 to 15th January 2017
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | At National Gallery
The National Gallery hangs its Caravaggio masterpiece, 'Supper at Emmaus', alongside approximately 50 paintings by the great Italian Baroque artist ...More
 
 
 
Blooms, Bugs, Botany
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 29th July 2016 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | At National Gallery
Rob Chalk and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper discuss Dutch flower painting for hearing impaired visitors....More
 
 
 
Painters' Paintings: From Freud To Van Dyck
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd June to 24th September 2016 - Various Times
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | At National Gallery
Explore the connections between artists and the paintings they possessed in an exhibition spanning over five hundred years of art history....More
 
 
 
Jan Van Huysum: 'Flowers In A Terracotta Vase'
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 30th July 2016 - 11.30am-12.45pm
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | At National Gallery
Description session for blind and partially-sighted visitors....More
 
 
 
Magic Carpet Storytelling (Under 5s)
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st Jul 2016 - Various Times
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | At National Gallery
Stories inspired by pictures in the National Gallery....More
 
 
 
George Shaw: My Back To Nature
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th May to 30th October 2016
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | At National Gallery
George Shaw, the Coventry born artist nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, unveils the culmination of his two-year studio residency at the National Gallery. Using ...More
 
 
 
Dutch Flowers
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th April to 29th August 2016 - Various Times
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | At National Gallery
Floral paintings by Dutch masters including Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Jan van Huysum, and Rachel Ruysch, highlighting associations between the development of flower painting in the ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Picasso Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th October 2016 to 5th February 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
Picasso's portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on the artist's portrayal of family, friends ...More
 
 
 
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Celebrating Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd February to 14th August 2016
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
On the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte's birth a free display of personal items, original manuscripts and works of art goes on display at the National Portrait ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
BP Portrait Award 2016
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd June to 18th September 2016
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 37th year at the National Portrait Gallery . The highly successful annual open ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th November 2016 to 26th February 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, held at the National Portrait Gallery each year, attracts around 7,000 images from which approximately sixty portraits are chosen for ...More
 
 
 
Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May to 11th December 2016 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
Over 40 photographs that reflect the lives and experiences of men and women of African and Asian heritage in 19th and early 20th-century Britain, in the ...More
 
 
 
John Martin Quintet: The Hidden Notes
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th July 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
The jazz saxophonist explores the polyphonic possibilities of the saxophone in tonal music with his quintet....More
 
 
 
Drop-in Drawing
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 29th July 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
Informal drawing session with Robin-Lee Hall....More
 
 
 
Young People's Guide To Self-Portraiture
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th to 29th Jul 2016 - 11am-4pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
Creative activities, led by photographer Anthony Luvera....More
 
 
 
Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July 2016 - 11am-2.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
Portraiture drawing with BP Portrait Award artists....More
 
 
 
William Eggleston: Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st July to 23rd October 2016 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
A photographic survey featuring 100 works spanning a career from the 1960s to the present day, celebrating the pioneering American artist, known for his experimental use ...More
 
 
 
Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th March to 25th September 2016 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
The internationally recognised American artist Leon Golub (1922-2004) is best known for his large-scale paintings of Mercenaries, Interrogations and Riots in which the depiction of power ...More
 
 
 
National Portrait Gallery
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st January to 31st December 2016 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
The World famous art gallery, which was opened at its current location in 1856, is one of the UK's largest collection of portraits depicting people of ...More
 
 
 
Come And Sing: Choruses From Handels Messiah
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 29th October 2016 - 10.15am
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Gallery
Andrew Earis and members of the St Martin's Voices present a workshop of choruses from Handel's oratorio Messiah, before a lunchtime performance....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Entertainer
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th August to 12th November 2016
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh and John Hurt, who returns to the London stage for the first time in a decade, in this production of John ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
This House
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th November 2016 to 25th February 2017
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
The country faces an economic crisis and there's a hung parliament. If you are a sick MP you're still expected to make your way through the ...More
 
 
 
The Miser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 3rd June 2017 - Various Times
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
Sean Foley directs Griff Rhys Jones in the title role of Moliere's biting satire about a wealthy and tyrannical father, who attempts to set up a ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
How The Other Half Loves
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th July to 1st October 2016
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from National Gallery
Alan Ayckbourn's farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps, How The Other Half Loves transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre from 7th July 2016, following a successful ...More
 
 
 
The Dresser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th October 2016 to 14th January 2017 - Various Times
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from National Gallery
Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith star in Ronald Harwood's backstage drama about an ageing Shakespearean actor, who refuses to take to the stage to deliver his ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English National Opera: The Winter's Tale
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 27th February to 14th March 2017
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Gallery
The ENO presents a world premiere of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The tale of love, loss and reconciliation sees the King of Sicilia mistakenly believe that ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shanghai Opera Company: Thunderstorm
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Aug 2016
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Gallery
Minghzhe Zha directs the award-winning modern opera about family, society and corruption in Old Shanghai when Shanghai Opera House makes its UK debut with four performances ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English National Opera: Partenope
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 15th to 24th March 2017
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Gallery
Christopher Alden's Olivier Award-winning production of Handel's opera Partenope comes to London this March. The opera follows Rosmira, who still loves the man who jilted her, ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Her Name Was Carmen
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Aug 2016
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Gallery
Following last year's sell-out season, Russian ballerina Irina Kolesnikova returns to the London Coliseum with a new take on an old classic. Kolesnikova dances the title ...More
 
 
 
 
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The Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake
Dance | Until 10th August 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Yuri Grigorovich's adaptation of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's celebrated 1895 production, set to Tchaikovsky's score....More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Gallery

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from National Gallery

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from National Gallery

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Faith Healer
Theatre | Until 20th August 2016 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Following her productions of Fathers and Sons and Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Lyndsey Turner returns to the ...More

 
 
 
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