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Discover the history behind some of the most famous portraits at The National Portrait Gallery near Olympia London

The National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery was the first portrait gallery in the world.  Hosting a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people, from the late middle ages to the present day, it is easily reached from Olympia London. 

The National Portrait Gallery houses a range of kings and queens to musicians and film stars and offers exhibitions and events, as well as free lectures and tours, which run daily. There is a collection of 11,000 portraits in its primary collection, (and are a must see) displaying the Nation’s great men and women in the form of paintings, sculpture and miniatures. The gallery also hosts a reference collection and a photographs collection.

The gallery provides a range of catering facilities and an excellent gift shop, and offers an experience that cannot be missed for those seeking a cultural and captivating insight of British art and history. Located in St Martins Place, it is a short distance away by bus or tube from Olympia London.