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National Portrait Gallery

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6 expert recommendations

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Fodor's Tick@2x 6171d377f4bdf64b73cd1497a953795e983e401b43d55aa4aa744f373ea2f30b Choice

The National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 with a single aim: to gather together portraits of famous (and infamous) British men and women. Full Review →

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Frommer's 34

Pictures have been chosen on the basis of who the subject is, not how well they've been captured by the artist. Full Review →

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Let's Go

The National Portrait Gallery is the Platonic ideal of Facebook. Full Review →

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Lonely Planet Tick@2x 6171d377f4bdf64b73cd1497a953795e983e401b43d55aa4aa744f373ea2f30b Top Choice

What makes the National Portrait Gallery, the only such museum in Europe, so compelling is its familiarity; in many cases you’ll have heard of the subject... or the artist. Full Review →

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Michelin Guide 54

Founded in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery has since 1896 occupied a late-19C Italian Renaissance-style building neighbouring the National Gallery. Full Review →

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Time Out 70

Portraits don't have to be stuffy. The National Portrait Gallery has everything from oil paintings of stiff-backed royals to photos of soccer stars and gloriously unflattering political caricatures. Full Review →

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