National Portrait Gallery

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The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of eminent personalities in British history from the Tudors to the present day, making it a must for lovers of art. Founded in 1856, the collection on display is among the most comprehensive in the world and no restrictions are placed on the mediums used. There are traditional oil paintings and watercolors, as well as drawings, miniatures, sculptures, silhouettes, caricatures and photographs. Admission is free, but certain exhibitions may be charged.

Location:  Saint Martin's Place, Near Trafalgar Square

Business hours:  Mo-We 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Th-Fr 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Sa-Su 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.