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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’ and 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
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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    Encountering Da Vinci

    Until Sunday 22nd October 2017

    Da Vinci, Holbein and Rembrandt portraits are seen as the Encounters Supporters Group and the Tavolozza Foundation explore the creative encounters between the painter and his subject during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

    £20.00d 2
    • 2 x Adult: £10.00 each
    • 0 x Child: Free
    • 0 x OAP: £8.50 each
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    A close look at Cezanne

    Commences: Thursday 26th October 2017
    Until Sunday 11th February 2018

    Cezanne was a prolific portrait painter and painted both himself and his wife. This exhibition brings together more than 50 of his portrait artworks from around the world in Cezanne Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery until spring next year.

    £40.00d 2
    • 2 x Adult: £20.00 each
    • 0 x Child: Free
    • 0 x OAP: £18.50 each
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