Filming at the Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery welcomes professional filmmakers.

The Gallery is a sought-after location, with a range of interesting and beautiful spaces to offer, including the rooftop Portrait Restaurant, where panoramic windows look out over Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.

The Gallery’s many and varied rooms of portraits on display offer vivid settings for discussions of British history, as well as providing authoritative illustrations of key figures from the past 500 years.

If you would like to film at the Gallery, please contact our locations team to discuss details of your proposed project.

It is important to make firm arrangements in advance, so we can work around the Gallery’s busy schedule, deal with important formalities, and help you achieve your creative goals.

A comprehensive image licensing service is available from our Rights and Images department, should you simply want to include some of the Gallery’s images in your film.

Charges will vary according to your project requirements, but will be confirmed in writing, along with other formalities.

To discuss professional filming at the Gallery, please email

Explore Gallery spaces, with some 360° views

Audrey Hepburn, by Angus McBean, October 1950 - NPG  -

Audrey Hepburn
by Angus McBean
October 1950
NPG P1295