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National Portrait Gallery in London exhibits rich collection of historic portraits of British people.


London National Portrait Gallery

London National Portrait Gallery

London National Portrait Gallery is the best place to get acquainted with the rich compilation of portraits of traditionally significant British people and to get a better insight of British history.

The gallery, which is currently situated at St Martin's Place, off Trafalgar Square in London, was the foremost portrait gallery worldwide when it started in 1856. It has extended two times from the time it's opened and today also possesses several satellite outstations situated somewhere else in the UK, mainly for noble portraits.

The National Portrait Gallery was established with the criteria that the Gallery was to be about history, not about art and today the London gallery still uses this when deciding which works enter the National Portrait Gallery's in London collection.

The National Portrait Gallery in London shows the most influential characters in British history portrayed by the finest artists of their generation. Famous works include those by Holbein, Cecil Beaton and others. The gallery presents a range of artwork including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and engravings. The National Portrait Gallery, London demonstrates the history of British portraiture from its beginning and the gallery is worth visiting for everyone who is interested in art or history.

Visiting the London National Portrait Gallery:

Address: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7312 2463

Nearest Underground Stations: Charring Cross

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BP Portraits Award 2015 in London
BP Portraits Award 2015 in London
18th June - 20th Sep '15
BP Portrait Award - Next Generation takes place at National Portrait Gallery. It is a dynamic project aimed at inspiring young artists to create portraiture. It's a part of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2015 Festival.
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Discover various paintings, sculptures & portraits at the London National Portrait gallery!