National Portrait Gallery

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9 / 10

10 expert reviews

“The National Portrait Gallery is the Platonic ideal of Facebook.”

– Let's Go

"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
Time Out
"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
"Pictures have been chosen on the basis of who the subject is, not how well they've been captured by the artist." Full review
Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Founded in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery has since 1896 occupied a late-19C Italian Renaissance-style building neighbouring the National Gallery." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Explore portraits of famous citizens from Tudor Kings and Queens like King Henry VII in 1505 to the Bronte Sisters in 1834." Full review
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