National Portrait Gallery, London

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This gallery was founded in 1856 to collect portraits of famous British men and women. It now features 200,000 artworks dating from the 16th Century to the present day. The more contemporary works on display include ‘Diana, Princess of Wales with her sons’ (1994), as well as portraits of Queen Elizabeth II (2001) and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling (2005).


  • Museums & culture
  • St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE
  • Leicester Square
  • Leicester Square (Northern Line, Piccadilly Line)
  • Charing Cross (Bakerloo Line, Northern Line)
  • London Charing Cross (Mainline)
  • 4402073060055
  • http://www.npg.org.uk/
  • Open daily, 10am-6pm; Thursday-Friday until 9pm
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