National Portrait Gallery Free

Covent Garden and Strand


National Portrait Gallery

St Martin's Place
+44 (0)20 7306 0055
Public transport:
Tube: Leicester Square or Charing Cross Train: Charing Cross



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See history brought to life through the many works on display at the National Portrait Gallery in central London. Feast your eyes on the famous, inspirational and regular people captured in the portraits, photographs and drawings.

What can I see at the National Portrait Gallery?

The National Portrait Gallery is home to more than 215,000 works, including portraits, sculptures, miniatures, photographs, drawings, caricatures and prints. Get to know the men and women who have helped shape British history and culture, from kings and queens to artists and film stars.

Throughout the year, the gallery hosts regular exhibitions alongside its permanent collection.

Where is the National Portrait Gallery?

The National Portrait Gallery is located at St Martin’s Place overlooking Trafalgar Square in central London.

How do I get to the National Portrait Gallery?

The closest tube stations to The National Portrait Gallery are Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross Underground stations.

Is it free to enter the National Portrait Gallery?

The National Portrait Gallery is free to enter and you can explore its permanent collection for free. However, some special exhibitions may require a paid-for ticket.

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Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
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Gift shop
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In house AV available
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