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National Portrait Gallery, London

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 3,800+ reviews on the web
An impressively preserved, ornate structure built in the 1850s, National Portrait Gallery contains a collection of portraits painted of significant and famous British people. Perhaps the most notable portrait in the gallery is one of William Shakespeare, but there are approximately 10,000 others to view and consider. Make National Portrait Gallery a centerpiece of your London vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our London trip itinerary maker.
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  • So much history included in the portrait gallery. It would take days to appreciate the entire gallery, overwhelming in its scope. 
  • visited this fantastic old building which is hosting some wonderful paintings and such fantastic works of art 
  • I found it very interesting. Walking through the galleries, the visitor ends up stumbling upon the portraits (paintings) of people have heard in history books, newspapers, etc, but for which I had no idea of what they were physically.
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  • My sister and I tried to book for an exhibition, however they failed. Tried a few more times with the same result. Phoned up to place an order and was successful. Turns out payments were pending on all occasions, leaving my sister with no money at all in her account. After realising that £400 was missing, we phoned up to be told that it was standard procedure and that we need to speak to the bank. We had already spoken with the bank and they had said that transactions were live and need to be cancelled with the portrait gallery. Basically she had no money in her account for 5 days, making life incredibly difficult. We barely got an apology. Never known it to be standard procedure to hold failed payment monies. Will not be booking with them again.
  • Portraits, only portraits. To some that might sound a bit boring, but it is not. Behind every portrait there is a story and some of these are really good (just read Bill Bryson). How to make a representation of a person? That is not an easy task, but something you can study here.
  • Good selection of, mainly, English portraits across the ages showing a wide range of people, artists and styles. Very nice exhibitions and a couple of decent shops.
  • A great gallery that's less popular, and therefore less busy, than the National Gallery around the corner. There is always a good range of temporary exhibitions to supplement the permanent collection.
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