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Hire this venue for your own event - it has eight function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 400 guests and the smallest is ideal for 40.

The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious works of exceptional artistic merit - the overriding aim of the National Portrait Gallery is to reflect the status of the sitter, not the artist - but where else in London could you hope to find The Beatles, Henry VIII, Sir Richard Branson and JK Rowling all hanging out together? The appeal of this gallery (opened in 1856) rests simply in its comprehensive commemoration of British history from the late 15th century to the present day through the medium of portraiture. The sense of progression and the feeling of familiarity with many subjects are what make the gallery so appealing. Having said that, critically acclaimed self-portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds and other notable British artists are also displayed alongside the 10,000 portraits of everyone from statesmen to showbiz stars and media barons. The collection represents Britain and is arranged thematically, starting with the Tudors and ending with present day politicians and pop stars. Look out for the only surviving portrait of Shakespeare taken from life in The Ondaajte Wing, the Hans Holbein cartoon of Henry VIII, the anamorphic portrait of Edward VI, and the sculpture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in medieval costume. Photographs, caricatures, drawings and sculpture are included in the collection which also boasts 250,000 archived images. The National Portrait Gallery also hosts the annual Portrait Prize competition alongside ever-changing collections of contemporary work.

Best for: Accessible art, portraits and posing, Shakespeare and showbiz.

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Only Human: Photographs by Martin ParrOnly Human: Photographs by Martin ParrOnly Human: Photographs by Martin ParrBritain in the time of Brexit is seen through the lens of Martin Parr, a photographer famous for his wry observations of Britishness. The new works form just one section of Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr which opens at the National Portrait Gallery this spring. Featuring portraits of people from around the world, the exhibition examines nat17th March 2019Monday 27th May 2019 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr
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TIMES7th March to 27th May 2019† PRICING£18, £20 (with donation)
Britain in the time of Brexit is seen through the lens of Martin Parr, a photographer famous for his wry observations of Britishness. The new works form just one section of Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr which opens at the National Portrait Gallery this spring. Featuring portraits of people from around the world, the exhibition examines nat...†More about this event
Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and OliverElizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and OliverElizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and OliverSmall is beautiful and nowhere more so than at this National Portrait Gallery display, the first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures in the UK for over 35 years. Showcasing the most skilled artists of the period, Nicholas Hilliard and French born Isaac Oliver, Elizabethan Treasures includes portraits of Elizabeth I, Sir Walte17th March 2019Sunday 19th May 2019 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Ongoing
Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver
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TIMES21st February to 19th May 2019† PRICING£10, £12 (with donation)
Small is beautiful and nowhere more so than at this National Portrait Gallery display, the first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures in the UK for over 35 years. Showcasing the most skilled artists of the period, Nicholas Hilliard and French born Isaac Oliver, Elizabethan Treasures includes portraits of Elizabeth I, Sir Walte...†More about this event
BP Portrait Award 2019BP Portrait Award 2019BP Portrait Award 2019The popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 40th year at the National Portrait Gallery. The highly successful annual open competition, which regularly attracts over 2,500 entries, is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for portrait painting. The shortlisted portraits are shown alongside around 50 or so selected works in a free exh13th June 2019Sunday 20th October 2019 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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BP Portrait Award 2019
event Running from Thursday 13th June 2019 until Sunday 20th October 2019
TIMES13th June to 20th October 2019† PRICINGFree
The popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 40th year at the National Portrait Gallery. The highly successful annual open competition, which regularly attracts over 2,500 entries, is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for portrait painting. The shortlisted portraits are shown alongside around 50 or so selected works in a free exh...†More about this event

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Contemporary Galleries

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400
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Balcony Gallery

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Reception
80

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Victorian Galleries

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Reception
200
Dinner
120

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Weldon Galleries

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Reception
150
Dinner
100

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17th and 18th Century Galleries

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Reception
40
Dinner
100

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Tudor Galleries

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Reception
80

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Portrait Restaurant

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Reception
200
Dinner
100

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The Ondaatje Wing Theatre

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150

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