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National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is home to the largest collection of portraiture in the world, featuring men and women who have helped shape British history and culture from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The gallery normally has on display the well-known portrait of John Wesley by Nathaniel Hone painted in 1766 and paintings of George Whitefield, Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, and a Moravian church group.

Free, but entry fee charged for some exhibitions.

Additional visitor information
Public car parking 195m away, coach drop-off point adjacent to gallery.

National Portrait Gallery Membership Scheme
Annual fee: 50
For more details see

Also nearby
Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, St Martin in- the-Fields Church, West End theatres, Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE

Daily 10am–6pm. Thursdays & Fridays till 9pm.

Tel: 020 7312 2463 (Recorded information)

Getting there [TQ299806]
By Trafalgar Square
Car: public car park located on the corner of Whitcomb Street and Orange Street, 195m from the Orange Street entrance to the gallery.
Bus: Buses to Trafalgar Square.
Train/tube: Nearest stations Leicester Square and Charing Cross.
Cycle: Nearest cycle racks situated opposite the main gallery in St Martin's Place.

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