5 November 2009 - 14 February 2010
  • 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 21.00 every Thursday and Friday. Enjoy special talks from artists and writers on Thursdays and experience a variety of free music events on Fridays. The roof-top Portrait 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 2009.


    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

    • Map (Print Version)

    London Underground: Leicester Square/Charing Cross
    Rail: 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

    William by Kelvin Murray, 2008 © the artist