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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.

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1 The Inn Place

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

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Located in one of Edinburgh's finest old streets right in the centre of this beautiful city, The Inn Place boasts 27 newly built bedrooms. Some have spectacular views of the city and the olde... More

Great location
It just a short walk from A100 airlink bus dropped off however the road was steep uphill (careful for big luggage). It in the middle of Royal mile. During our stay the escalator (only one they...
25 Aug 2015
From US$163

2 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 50 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

FREE WiFi

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

very nice
the hotel was very clean staff all very helpful location was brilliant . On the mines their was no view just the air con. It was not a big problem as we where just sleeping their. Yes it is a...
23 Aug 2015
From US$38

3 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
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5West Register Street Map

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Haggis Hostel is a strategic base for travellers and backpackers in the heritage-rich Scotland capital looking for centrally located and cosy spaces without the hefty price tag. Set close to... More

From US$105

4 Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

37 - 49 Albany Street Map

FREE WiFi included

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

A little Gem!
We booked last minute and to be honest we didn't expect to find anything decent. This hotel came up on searching, I thought it looked amazing but was a little worried our room wouldn't be like the...
28 Aug 2015
From US$147

5 Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 15 reviews

81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh Map

A quite haven, yet just a stone's throw from Edinburgh's bustling old city centre, the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh provides ideal accommodation for those on vacation as well as business.... More

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6 Jurys Inn Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5 9 reviews

43 Jeffrey Street Map

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Positioned just off the famous Royal Mile and providing comfortable and high quality accommodations, Jurys Inn Edinburgh makes for an ideal place for travellers in a vibrant vacation in this part... More

Enjoyable family trip
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25 Aug 2015
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7 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 35 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

FREE WiFi

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

Excellent location in Edinburgh
Nice hotel with friendly personell, centrally placed in the old town of Edinburgh. Excellent full scottish breakfast
4 Mar 2015
From US$212

8 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 32 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

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The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh is an ideal base for exploring the city's cultural, historical and renowned shopping facilities. Places of interest including the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland,... More

weekend break
Very friendly staff. Good location for train station. Clean tidy room.
1 May 2015
From US$125

9 Royal British Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 33 reviews

20 Princess Street Map

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Occupying a prime position on one of the city's most famous streets - Princes Street - the majestic Royal British Hotel Edinburgh is perfectly situated for exploring Scotland's vibrant capital.... More

The perfect stay
The staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful and the location is perfect. It's the second time I was there and I hope to return again this summer
3 Jan 2015
From US$116

10 Edinburgh City Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 25 reviews

79 Lauriston Place Map

FREE WiFi

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

First Edinburgh trip
Busy city during the Fringe and also very expensive. However the tripnwascgreatcand the hotel fantastic. Staff were very nice and helpful. One of our 2 rooms was small but that's usual for...
28 Aug 2015
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