6 November 2008 - 15 February 2008: Admission Free

Visiting Information

Opening Hours
Daily 10.00-18.00
Closure commences at 17.50
Thursdays and Fridays until 21.00
Closure commences at 20.50

Special late nights

The Gallery is open until 22.00 every Thursday and Friday throughout November and January (excluding 1 and 2 January). Enjoy special talks from artists and writers on Thursdays and experience a variety of free music events on Fridays. The roof-top restaurant and bar, with its stunning views over the London skyline, is also open on these evenings for dinner until 22.00, last orders 20.30.

Admission free

The Gallery is closed 24-26 December 2008.


Gallery Membership offers a range of benefits: free entry to exhibitions, regular newsletters and special offers including discounts in the Gallery shops, Portrait Restaurant and Portrait Café.

Getting to the Gallery

  • Tubestation Leicester Square
  • Tubestation Charing Cross
  • Buses to Trafalgar Square
  • Shop entrance in St Martin’s Place

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
London WC2H 0HE
Recorded Information: 020 7312 2463
BT Type Talk: 18001

Barry Humphries and Lola (detail) by Robert Phillips,
2008 © the artist