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Gainsborough's Family Album
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd November 2018 to 3rd February 2019
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery brings together all surviving portraits of Thomas Gainsborough's daughters for the first time for its major new exhibition, Gainsborough's Family Album. The ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tacita Dean: Portrait
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th March to 28th April 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The first National Portrait Gallery exhibition to be devoted to the medium of film, this major new display will focus on portraiture primarily through the medium ...More
 
 
 
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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
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th June to 21st October 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Almost a decade after his death, and coinciding with what would have been his 60th birthday, on 29th August 2018, Michael Jackson: On the Wall sees ...More
 
 
 
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Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art Photography
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st March to 20th May 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Bringing together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, the 'Father of ...More
 
 
 
Musicke In The Ayre
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 23rd February 2018 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Daniel Thomson and Din Ghani explore lute songs....More
 
 
 
Eddie Otchere
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 22nd February 2018 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
House, hip hop, jungle, acid jazz and soul courtesy of the resident DJ....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thomas Cole's Journey
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th June to 7th October 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute 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 century, as a major global figure ...More
 
 
 
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Tacita Dean: Still Life
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th March to 28th May 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
An exploration of still life by leading contemporary artist Tacita Dean featuring a new film diptych made especially for the exhibition, Ideas for Sculpture in a ...More
 
 
 
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Lorenzo Lotto Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th November 2018 to 10th February 2019
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters and played with symbolism to add ...More
 
 
 
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Mantegna and Bellini
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st October 2018 to 27th January 2019
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna, two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, who were also related by marriage, are presented side by side at ...More
 
 
 
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Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th June to 7th October 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Ed Ruscha, whose 2005 Venice Biennale Biennale installation evoked Thomas Cole's famous 'The Course of Empire'painting cycle of 183336, has his work displayed in Room 1 ...More
 
 
 
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The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th April to 29th July 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Monet maybe best known for his paintings of lilies - impressionistic images of the floating flowers immediately spring to mind - but buildings played important and ...More
 
 
 
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Murillo: The Self Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th February to 21st May 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Reuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo for the first time in over three hundred years, this free National Gallery exhibition marks the 400th anniversary ...More
 
 
 
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Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
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 27th September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell is a fitting tribute to ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Degas And The Monoprint
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 23rd February 2018 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More
 
 
 
Stories Of Art: 1600 - 1700
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 7th Mar, 14th Mar, 21st Mar and 28th Mar 2018 - 2pm-4pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 29th September 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
London's Big Read
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st to 29th March 2018
National Portrait Gallery, 112 St Martin's Lane , WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
London's Big Read, a new campaign to encourage Londoners to read books that have a positive impact, launches on World Book Day on 1st March. Join ...More
 
 
 
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The Moderate Soprano
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th April to 30th June 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute 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 the passion of the Glyndebourne opera ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mary Stuart
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th January to 31st March 2018
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, deciding who gets which part with a toss of a coin ...More
 
 
 
Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 30th March 2018 - 7.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Andrew Earis conducts Bach's St John's Passion....More
 
 
 
Belmont Ensemble Of London
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 8th March 2018 - 7.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The group performs Bach's Concerto For Oboe And Violin In D Minor, Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring, Adagio For Oboe And Strings and Air 'On The ...More
 
 
 
Chapel Choir Of Royal Holloway
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 1st March 2018 - 9.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Rupert Gough conducts Rachmaninov's Vespers....More
 
 
 
Choir Of Queen's College, Cambridge
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 1st March 2018 - 7pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The Choir of Queen's College, Cambridge, Old Royal Naval College and Trinity Laban Chapel Choir and Brandenburg Sinfonia perform Mozart's Requiem and Handel's Dixit Dominus....More
 
 
 
Choir Of St Martin-In-The-Fields
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 31st March 2018 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The choir performs Victoria's Tenebrae Responsories and Faure's Requiem....More
 
 
 
Covent Garden Sinfonia
London > Events > Music  Dates: Thursday 22nd February 2018 - 7.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Ben Palmer conducts a programme of film and television music, including Schindler's List and Downton Abbey....More
 
 
 
English Chamber Choir
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 16th March 2018 - 7.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Peter Dyson conducts Faure's Requiem, Handel's Gloria, Vivaldi's Summer, Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus and Laudate Dominum, Pachelbel's Canon In D and Bach's Jesu, Joy Of Man's ...More
 
 
 
The Feinstein Ensemble
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 15th March 2018 - 7.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The group performs Bach's Fugue In G Minor For Violin And Continuo, Suite No. 3 In C For Solo Cello, Sonata In E Minor For Flute ...More
 
 
 
 
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Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
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 27th September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the ...More

 
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk 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 ...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

 
Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart
Theatre | Until 31st March 2018 

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

Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams trade the central roles of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, deciding who gets which part ...More

 
Covent Garden Sinfonia
Music | On 22nd February 2018 

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

Ben Palmer conducts a programme of film and television music, including Schindler's List and Downton Abbey....More

English National Opera: Iolanthe
Concerts | Until 7th April 2018 

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

English National Opera artistic director Daniel Kramer has called on Cal McCrystal (a clown choreographer for Cirque du Soleil and ...More

English National Opera: Satyagraha
Concerts | Until 27th February 2018 

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

Phelim McDermott directs Phillip Glass's prayerful Satyagraha, a tale based on the early life of Mahatma Gandhi and his spiritual ...More

Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Theatre | Until 7th April 2018 

Wyndham's Theatre 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Jeremy Irons returns to the London stage for the first time in over 10 years opposite Olivier Award winner Lesley ...More

 
Frozen
Frozen
Theatre | Until 5th May 2018 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones plays Nancy, an 'every woman', in Frozen, in Bryony Lavery's award-winning psychological thriller. The story ...More

 
99 Club Leicester Square
Comedy | On 22nd February 2018 

Ruby Blue 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Hard-hitting wit from 2014 Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year, Jamali Maddix. Plus Ivo Graham and Chris McCausland....More

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Mick's Garage
Mick's Garage
Drinking 

Coming from Crate Brewery - their tap room is across the yard - it's ...More

 
Tacita Dean: Portrait
Tacita Dean: Portrait
Exhibitions | From 15th March 

National Portrait Gallery

The first National Portrait Gallery exhibition to be devoted to the medium of film, this ...More

 
Tacita Dean: Still Life
Tacita Dean: Still Life
Exhibitions | From 15th March 

National Gallery

An exploration of still life by leading contemporary artist Tacita Dean featuring a new film ...More

 
Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art Photography
Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art Photography
Exhibitions | From 1st March 

National Portrait Gallery

Bringing together, for the first time, the works ...More

 
Action Against Hunger: Moveable Feast - The City
Action Against Hunger: Moveable Feast - The City
Foodie Events | On 12th March 

Duck & Waffle

Enjoy fine dining surrounded by 15 different types ...More

 
Soft Cell
Soft Cell
Concerts | On 30th September 

The O2 Arena

The sound of the '80s, synth-pop pioneers Soft Cell reunite for one last time at ...More

 
Everything Everything
Everything Everything
Concerts | On 10th March 

Alexandra Palace

The Manchester quartet, Everything Everything, praised by The Guardian for its "nerd-rock" and by the ...More

 
Merry Men by Tom Sellers
Merry Men by Tom Sellers
Foodie Events | From 4th April 

The Ugly Duck

Tom Sellers is keeping himself busy while his Michelin-starred Restaurant Story is being refurbished (closed ...More

 
The Bloomsbury Club Bar
Drinking 

Taking inspiration from the 1920s and '30s - the golden era of cocktails - The Bloomsbury Club Bar is an inviting Art Deco retreat serving delectable classic and contemporary cocktails. ...More

Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson
Concerts | From 27th March 

Royal Albert Hall

Grammy-nominated progressive rock musician and record producer Steven Wilson ("the most successful British artist you've ...More

 
The Coral Room
The Coral Room
Drinking 

A thing of beauty, The Coral Room breathes new life into The Bloomsbury Hotel with ...More

 
Stereophonics
Stereophonics
Concerts | From 2nd March 

SSE Arena, Wembley

Welsh rockers Stereophonics, led by Kelly Jones, known for their hits including Dakota, Maybe Tomorrow ...More

 
Downing Street
Downing Street
Attractions 

Closed to ordinary members of the public, the entrance to Downing Street is gated and ...More

 
Amber
Dining 

Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean food is served against a backdrop of dusky pinks, ash wood tables and succulent greens at Amber, the all-day Aldgate East restaurant....More

Best West End Shows in London for Kids
Article 

Whether it's an all-singing, all-dancing musical or ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
August in London 2018
Article 

Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
Article 

A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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