Nightlife near National Portrait Gallery  

 
 
ADDRESS
, St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
 
 
OPENING TIMES
Last admission is 45 mins before the Gallery closes.
 
PRICES
Free. Special exhibitions prices vary.
 
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The Salisbury
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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The Clarence
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53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 12 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number... More
 
 
 
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The Adam and Eve
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77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 13 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 15 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
One of two venues belonging to The Meredith Group who also run The Portman in Portman Village, The Only Running Footman is a popular pub,... More
 
 
 
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The Crown & Sceptre
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
86 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 17 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Following a refurbishment in 2014, the Crown & Sceptre in Fritzrovia has revealed a new look and an improved range of beers including London brews,... More
 
 
 
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The Castle
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26 Furnival Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 18 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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Hilliard
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26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 19 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 20 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping... More
 
 
 
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The Duke and Duchess
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2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 23 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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The Coach & Horses
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26-28 Ray Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 24 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Although the excellent food is the main attraction here that doesn't mean the beers aren't important too. A choice of Young's Special, Fuller's London Pride,... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens
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160 Union Street, SE1 | 25 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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The Eagle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
159 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 25 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The original and arguably one of London's best gastropubs, The Eagle in Farringdon is a happy, bustling place where top notch food is served without... More
 
 
 
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Queen's Head & Artichoke
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 - 32 Albany Street, Regent's Park, London NW1 | 26 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Located in a 16th-century coaching inn, this sweet little gastropub offers diners the choice of just nibbling on a little tapas, or going for a... More
 
 
 
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The Easton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
22 Easton Street, Clerkenwell, London WC1X0DS | 27 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Freezing cold and slightly wet, we took shelter in this welcoming pub for a bite to eat... but they practically had to roll us out... More
 
 
 
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The Pantechnicon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 27 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
From the people who brought us The Thomas Cubitt gastropub comes this Motcomb Street venture with a ground floor bar and two ... More
 
 
 
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The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 28 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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The Well
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 29 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Everything about our meal at this superb gastropub in Clerkenwell was brilliant, from the towering pint'o'prawns ordered to start, to the grins plastered over our... More
 
 
 
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The Peasant
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 31 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The Peasant is really two different eateries under one roof. Downstairs is a crowded and cheerful gastropub, with a menu of substantial tapas and platters.... More
 
 
 
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The Ebury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, London SW1W | 31 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The Ebury closed on 5th November 2012. When The Ebury first opened up in what was a neglected corner of Pimlico, replacing a grungy old... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 36 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 1.9 miles from National Portrait Gallery
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you... More
 
 
 
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 2 miles from National Portrait Gallery
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the... More
 
 
 
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 miles from National Portrait Gallery
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The Phoenix
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23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2.1 miles from National Portrait Gallery
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The Crown & Goose
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100 Arlington Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 2.1 miles from National Portrait Gallery
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The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 2.1 miles from National Portrait Gallery
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular... More
 
 
 
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The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, London EC2M | 2.1 miles from National Portrait Gallery
A Geronimo Inns pub in the City, The White Horse gives city workers a bright, airy space to eat, drink and relax and its pub... More
 
 
 
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William IV
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
7 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, London N1 | 2.1 miles from National Portrait Gallery
Off the beaten Old Street track, this surreal and spellbinding pub has obviously won a loyal following within months of opening. The friendly management are... More
 
 
 
 
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Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Exhibitions | Until 4th February 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision ...More

 
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

 
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk 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. ...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

 
Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Lake Keitele: A Vision Of Finland
Exhibitions | Until 4th February 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

All four versions of the artist's Lake Keitele paintings, displayed alongside other works, reflecting his fascination with the Finnish landscape....More

Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
Theatre | Until 10th February 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

 
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

 
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 30th December 2017 

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

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a perfect venue for any kind of service or concert - especially when candlelit and on a ...More

 
Carols 2017
Concerts | Until 22nd December 2017 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Almost 40 carol groups each sing for an hour beneath the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square to raise funds for ...More

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2018 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Since 1947, stately Trafalgar Square receives a majestic Norwegian Christmas Tree as an annual gift from the people of Oslo, ...More

 

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Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me
Exhibitions | On 29th October 

London Palladium

The 'Absolutely Fabulous' actress and comedian, Joanna Lumley, ...More

 
Quiz
Quiz
Theatre | From 31st March 

Noel Coward Theatre

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Quiz, the play about 'the coughing Major' ...More

 
Girls & Boys
Theatre | From 8th February 

Royal Court Theatre

Starring BAFTA Award winner Carey Mulligan, Girls & Boys sees writer Dennis Kelly collaborating for the first time with director Lyndsey Turner on an emotionally wrought portrait of a romance that begins with a chance ...More

Oceania
Oceania
Exhibitions | From 29th September 

Royal Academy of Arts

Exploring themes of voyaging, place-making and encounter, Oceania marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal ...More

 
Charles I: King and Collector
Charles I: King and Collector
Exhibitions | From 27th January 

Royal Academy of Arts

During his reign, from 1625 until his execution ...More

 
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018
Exhibitions | From 28th March 

Design Museum

Taking the global financial crash of 2008 as ...More

 
Flight Of The Conchords
Flight Of The Conchords
Comedy | From 19th March 

Hammersmith Apollo

New Zealand-based comedy duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement present their popular parody songs from ...More

 
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Concerts | From 14th June 

The O2 Arena

Since kissing a girl and liking it back in 2008, "anthem-roarer" (NME) Katy Perry's career ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is 250 ...More

 
June in London 2018
Article 

Summer concerts return to Kenwood House in June 2018, Michael Jackson is On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery, Katy Perry plays the O2 and the LIFT festival gets a new Artistic Director....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa
Dance | From 9th May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min's new work takes ...More

 
Carmen La Cubana
Carmen La Cubana
Dance | From 1st August 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The UK premiere of Carmen La Cubana featuring Bizet's classic score, with new orchestrations by ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Drinking 

With winter terrace Il Tetto the roof of Selfridges award winning cocktail king Mr Lyan ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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