The National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery London is a great reminder of the correlations between the past and present in the United Kingdom. The Gallery focuses on the historical importance of the subject rather than style or about the status of the subject, focusing on the quality and character of a particular image and its true artistic expression of the individual. Established within the mid-19th century, the gallery highlights modern and historical portraits, sculptures, photographs, paintings and videos stemming all the way back to the 16th century to present day with over 195 thousand portraits.
In addition to the gallery, you may sit at the rooftop restaurant and enjoy the unique perspective of the London skyline in the sophisticated yet casual atmosphere. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and on Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays pre-theater dinners all prepared by world renown chef Claire Clark.
With a wide variety of exhibitions there is always something new to experience the National Portrait Gallery will put you face to face with historical figures from past to present that have shaped Britain from monarchs to celebrities to rock and film stars.
For Information on the restaurant and for reservation please visit their website:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7306 0055
Opening hours: Open daily 10:00 – 18:00 Late night opening Thursday and Friday until 21:00. closed 24 – 26 December.
Admission Charge: General admission to is free of charge excluding special exhibitions
For more information on the gallery, upcoming events and exhibitions:
Nearest Tube Station: Leicester Square or Charing Cross