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National Portrait Gallery

Having your portrait added to the NPG’s collection is the only true way to know you have ‘arrived’: to this day any sitters must be a notable part of history. To begin your journey, start on the top floor, home to the Early Tudors, including Sir Thomas More, Holbein’s cartoon of Henry VIII and his ill-fated wives. The first floor takes in notable Victorians and the beginnings of scandal, while the ground floor gets all contemporary with portraits of famous musicians, like Julian Opie’s celebrated images of Blur. The annual BP Portrait Award held here each summer is always an event, while the NPG Restaurant boasts unmissable views of city spires whatever the time of year.

2 St Martin's Place
WC2H 0HE
Tel: 020 7306 0055
Opening Times: Open daily, 10am-6pm (Thu and Fri until 9pm)
Entry Charges: Admission Free: Charge for Exhibitions
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