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National Portrait Gallery, London

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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. National Portrait Gallery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • I went to see the Raphael exhibit on a rainy morning in London. It was worth the effort. The exhibit covered the many phases of the artist career and included drawings and sketches as well as... 
    I went to see the Raphael exhibit on a rainy morning in London. It was worth the effort. The exhibit covered the many phases of the artist career and included drawings and sketches as well as...  more »
  • Just the best place to walk around. This was on my bucket list and finally managed to get around to visiting on my recent tour of London. 
    Just the best place to walk around. This was on my bucket list and finally managed to get around to visiting on my recent tour of London.  more »
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  • Elizabeth Payton portrait paintings exhibition - was one of its kind. Incredable experience to see all those works in one place and time.
  • No gallery like it 👌 visit this almost twice a week when I'm living in London, and it never ceases to surprise, comfort, and interest me. The energy of the building is humble, warm, and respectful of the works around it. It's always well managed, with attendants scattered around the building accordingly, offering some comfort that you'll not find yourself amongst hoards of loud teens etc The selection of portraits has remained extensive and broad, offering a wide variety for all tastes! Highly recommended this if and when you're in London!

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