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National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery of London is the first portrait gallery in the world. In 1896, the gallery moved to St. Martin's Place to connect with the National Gallery—a famous collection belonging to the public, focusing on history—the portraits that hang in the gallery were selected for the person's significance in British history, not the painter. The ground floor, first floor, and second floor display collections and special exhibitions; the other floors house a theatre, studio, bookshop and restaurant, making your visit to the National Portrait Gallery of London a memorable one indeed.

  • Go to the Late Shift event held every Thursday and Friday to socialise and explore the Gallery after hours whilst enjoying live music, DJs, workshops, lectures, and drawing sessions.
  • Check the London’s National Portrait Gallery schedule for family workshops and children events that make British History an interactive experience.
  • Sit at a table on the rooftop restaurant and bar of National Portrait Gallery; one of London’s most sought after dining areas, possessing awe-inspiring views above the city.

A popular and free public gallery, the National Portrait Gallery is easy to spot while walking down Charing Cross Road to St. Martin's Place. Leicester Square station is about 200metres from the Gallery if you’re rumbling along using the London Underground. If you’re over-ground, the majority of double-decker buses allow for sightseeing on the journey to your destination. Three lines depart from Trafalgar Square or Charing Cross, and any can drop you off close to the National Portrait Gallery. You might take a taxi or Dial-A-Ride since no parking facilities are at the Gallery for a rental car. The gallery is also a perfect stop if you’ve been touring the city on foot.

Hotels near National Portrait Gallery

133 hotels near National Portrait Gallery

1 Apex City

4 stars
4.5 / 5 24 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map

The Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More

2 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 45 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

3 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 30 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, the Apex International Hotel Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is... More

4 The Place

4 stars
4.4 / 5 7 reviews

34-38 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited break, discerning travellers find it convenient to stay in the comfortable and ideally located accommodations of The Place Edinburgh.... More

5 Edinburgh City Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 24 reviews

79 Lauriston Place Map

Surrounded by the very best Edinburgh has to offer, the Edinburgh City Hotel enjoys a central location in the Old City. The original building housing the hotel dates back to 1873, and it has been... More

6 Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

37 - 49 Albany Street Map

Ballantrae Albany Hotel Edinburgh is a classic retreat equipped with modern comforts set centrally in this heritage-rich and vibrant Scotland capital. Ideal for a short visit or long-term stay,... More

7 Twelve Picardy Place

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

12 Picardy Place Map

Featuring elegantly furnished accommodations and a chic restaurant set in the heart of the city, Twelve Picardy Place Edinburgh Hotel makes for an ideal haven for sophisticated travellers exploring... More

8 Queens Guest House

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

45 Queen Street Map

Housed in a restored Georgian building, Queens Guest House Edinburgh offers a suitable base with tasteful accommodations, gracious hospitality and central location in Edinburgh. This family-owned... More

9 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 13 reviews

94-96 Grassmarket Map

The Grassmarket Hotel is excellently situated for those wishing to enjoy a city break. The Grassmarket area of the city, named after an ancient market place, is as bustling as ever with its pubs,... More

10 Inn On The Mile

3 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews

82 High Street, Royal Mile Map

With tasteful accommodations in a central location, The Inn on The Mile makes for an ideal starting point for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed, Old and New Towns of Edinburgh. This... More