National Portrait Gallery

St Martin's Place
020 7306 0055
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Opening hours

Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Closure commences at 17.50

Thursdays and Fridays until 21.00                 
Closure commences at 20.50

Last admission to the exhibition is one hour before the Gallery closes.

Late Shift

Late Shift offers new ways to explore the Gallery after hours and socialise after work. Every Thursday and Friday enjoy a mix of art, music, drinks, talks, tours and workshops until 21.00. Plus, get 2 for 1 drinks at the Late Shift bar with your exhibition ticket.

Find out more about Late Shift

Portrait Restaurant

One of London's finest dining rooms with stunning views of the city, serving a modern British menu. Booking is advisable - please call 020 7312 2490 or book online. Open Monday to Sunday. For further information and opening hours, please see our Portrait Restaurant page.

Getting to the Gallery


London Underground Leicester Square / Charing Cross


Rail Charing Cross


For directions to the Gallery please click here

Orange Street Street ramp/shop entrance in St Martin's Place
Click here for more information on Access at the Gallery

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