Located in St. Martin’s Place, near the Charing Cross and Leicester Square Metro stations. Something hidden behind the National Gallery is the National Portrait Gallery London.
The 1,300 portraits which houses make up the largest collection of portraits in the world, including famous men and women. The faces of the characters in the british history they are arranged chronologically, from the present time, on the ground floor, until the Middle Ages, on the second floor.
You will find kings, aristocrats, politicians, writers, inventors or artists to this day in paintings and photographs. Many comments prompted the inclusion of a video with the “David Beckham’s nap” in the museum. In the audio guide The same characters talk about their portraits, so I recommend you rent it.
In addition to the stable collection, special temporary exhibitions and courses or conferences are continuously held.
In the souvenir shop on the ground floor is the service Portrait Printer, where you can choose from more than 42,000 digital works to make your impression and take it home.
Open every day between 10 am and 6 pm, and on Thursdays and Fridays until 9 pm. Every Friday offers free concerts. Admission is free, and you only pay for some special exhibitions. It is not allowed to use cameras or video cameras in the Gallery.