The Gallery is now open daily from 10.30
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The National Portrait Gallery is located on St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
Entrances are located on St Martin’s Place and Charing Cross Road. All of our entrances have step-free access
Wheelchair access: we recommend taxis or cars drop off on the corner of Orange Street and Charing Cross Road and visitors use the main entrance on Ross Place
The Heinz Archive and Library entrance is at 39–45 Orange Street
Rail: Charing Cross station is 320 metres from the Gallery.
Tube: Charing Cross Underground is 230 metres from the Gallery. Leicester Square is 195 metres away and Embankment is 490 metres away. Please note these stations do not have a lift.
Travel to Trafalgar Square
Our nearest bus stop is Bus Stop K
The Gallery has no car-parking facilities.
Wheelchair access: We recommend taxis or cars drop off on the corner of Orange Street and Charing Cross Road and visitors use the ramp to the main entrance on Ross Place.
Disabled parking: There are a limited number of blue badge parking pays close to the Gallery.
Blue Badge Bays (arcgis.com)
A public car park is 195 metres from the Orange Street entrance on the corner of Whitcomb Street and Orange Street.
Coach set down and pick up between the Gallery entrances on Charing Cross Road.
Taxi set down and pick up by between the Gallery entrances on Charing Cross Road.
Open daily from 10.30
Sunday to Thursday 10.30 - 18.00. Last entry at 17.30.
Friday to Saturday 10.30 - 21.00. Last entry at 20.30.
The Gallery will be closed on 24, 25 and 26 December.
Sunday to Thursday: 10.30 - 17.50 (last deposit 17.00)
Friday and Saturday: 10.30 - 20.50 (last deposit 20.00)
Read more about our cloakroom policy.
Sunday to Tuesday 12.00 - 17.30
Wednesday to Saturday 12.00 - 22.30
Monday to Thursday 08.00 - 17.30
Friday 08.00 - 19.00
Saturday 09.00 - 19.00
Sunday 09.00 - 17.30
Monday 10.30 - 17.30
Tuesday to Thursday 10.30 - 23.00
Friday and Saturday 10.30 - midnight
Sunday 10.30 - 17.30
Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 10.00 to 17.00 by appointment only
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