National Portrait Gallery Venue Hire †

ADDRESS
, St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
TELEPHONE
OPENING TIMES
Mon-Wed, Sat-Sun: 10am-6pm; Thu-Fri: 10am-9pm

Featured in

National Portrait Gallery has 8 rooms available for private hire

Private Hire Enquiry Form
(you do not have to complete every field – however, more details help us to provide a better response)

When is your event?:

for

day

Type of event:

No. of people:

Other requirements, notes or questions:

Venue hire at National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

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.

National Portrait Gallery events

Tacita Dean: PortraitTacita Dean: PortraitTacita Dean: PortraitThe first National Portrait Gallery exhibition to be devoted to the medium of film, this major new display will focus on portraiture primarily through the medium of 16mm film. Tacita Dean's longstanding and personal interest in portraiture is shown through her films of influential figures like Merce Cunningham and Claes Oldenburg, both previously u23rd April 2018Saturday 28th April 2018 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Now On
Tacita Dean: Portrait
event Running until Saturday 28th April 2018
TIMES15th March to 28th April 2018† PRICING£14, mems Free, concs £12.50
The first National Portrait Gallery exhibition to be devoted to the medium of film, this major new display will focus on portraiture primarily through the medium of 16mm film. Tacita Dean's longstanding and personal interest in portraiture is shown through her films of influential figures like Merce Cunningham and Claes Oldenburg, both previously u...†More about this event
Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art PhotographyVictorian Giants: The Birth Of Art PhotographyVictorian Giants: The Birth Of Art PhotographyBringing together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, the 'Father of Photoshop' Oscar Rejlander and Clementina Hawarden. These four artists are the Victorian Giants featured in a major National Portrait Gallery exhibition on the birth of art photography in 23rd April 2018Sunday 20th May 2018 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Ongoing
Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art Photography
event
TIMES1st March to 20th May 2018† PRICING£12, mems Free, concs £10.50
Bringing together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, the 'Father of Photoshop' Oscar Rejlander and Clementina Hawarden. These four artists are the Victorian Giants featured in a major National Portrait Gallery exhibition on the birth of art photography in ...†More about this event
Michael Jackson: On the WallMichael Jackson: On the WallMichael Jackson: On the WallAlmost a decade after his death, and coinciding with what would have been his 60th birthday, on 29th August 2018, Michael Jackson: On the Wall sees the National Portrait Gallery stage a major exhibition on the man in the mirror. Over 40 works by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists from Andy Warhol to Grayson Perry are included in28th June 2018Sunday 21st October 2018 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
event Running from Thursday 28th June 2018 until Sunday 21st October 2018
TIMES28th June to 21st October 2018† PRICING£15.50-£20
Almost a decade after his death, and coinciding with what would have been his 60th birthday, on 29th August 2018, Michael Jackson: On the Wall sees the National Portrait Gallery stage a major exhibition on the man in the mirror. Over 40 works by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists from Andy Warhol to Grayson Perry are included in...†More about this event
Gainsborough's Family AlbumGainsborough's Family AlbumGainsborough's Family AlbumThe National Portrait Gallery brings together all surviving portraits of Thomas Gainsborough's daughters for the first time for its major new exhibition, Gainsborough's Family Album. The exhibition will showcase the twelve portraits, which feature the Gainsborough girls as young children right through to fashionable adults. Items such as The Artist22nd November 2018Sunday 3rd February 2019 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Gainsborough's Family Album
event Running from Thursday 22nd November 2018 until Sunday 3rd February 2019
TIMES22nd November 2018 to 3rd February 2019† PRICINGWith donation: £14.50-£16 | Without donation: £12.50-£14
The National Portrait Gallery brings together all surviving portraits of Thomas Gainsborough's daughters for the first time for its major new exhibition, Gainsborough's Family Album. The exhibition will showcase the twelve portraits, which feature the Gainsborough girls as young children right through to fashionable adults. Items such as The Artist...†More about this event

National Portrait Gallery images

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Contemporary Galleries

Capacity

Reception
400
Dinner
100

Dimensions

Balcony Gallery

Capacity

Reception
80

Dimensions

Victorian Galleries

Capacity

Reception
200
Dinner
120

Dimensions

Weldon Galleries

Capacity

Reception
150
Dinner
100

Dimensions

17th and 18th Century Galleries

Capacity

Reception
40
Dinner
100

Dimensions

Tudor Galleries

Capacity

Reception
80

Dimensions

Portrait Restaurant

Capacity

Reception
200
Dinner
100

Dimensions

The Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Capacity

Reception
150

Dimensions

Location map of National Portrait Gallery

Hotels near National Portrait Gallery

FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
 
 

Hotels Near

National Portrait Gallery

 
 
Near National Portrait Gallery
All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near National Portrait Gallery

 
 
 
Tacita Dean: Still Life
Tacita Dean: Still Life
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

An exploration of still life by leading contemporary artist Tacita Dean featuring a new film diptych made especially for the ...More

 
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Monet maybe best known for his paintings of lilies - impressionistic images of the floating flowers immediately spring to mind ...More

 
Murillo: The Self Portraits
Murillo: The Self Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Reuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo for the first time in over three hundred years, this free National ...More

 
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Marking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27th September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the ...More

 
Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his ...More

 
The Moderate Soprano
The Moderate Soprano
Theatre | Until 30th June 2018 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Hampstead Theatre's 2015 hit The Moderate Soprano transfers to the West End in April 2018. David Hare's play tells of ...More

 
Frozen
Frozen
Theatre | Until 5th May 2018 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones plays Nancy, an 'every woman', in Frozen, in Bryony Lavery's award-winning psychological thriller. The story ...More

 
Quiz
Quiz
Theatre | Until 16th June 2018 

Noel Coward Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Quiz, the play about 'the coughing Major' who famously cheated on Who ...More

 
Cirque Berserk!
Cirque Berserk!
Kids Events | Until 7th May 2018 

Harold Pinter Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Combining contemporary circus skills with thrilling stunt action, Cirque Berserk is a danger-filled spectacle that promises to amaze ...More

 
La Linea
La Linea
Concerts | Until 30th April 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

There are around 145,000 Latin Americans in the capital and La Linea, the 10 day London Latin Music Festival which ...More

 

New on LondonTown

 
 
The Queen of Hoxton Summer Rooftop: The Lost Vegas
Foodie Events | From 3rd May 

The Queen Of Hoxton

The Queen of Hoxton has been given a makeover once again, transforming into The Lost Vegas Rooftop just in time for summer. One of east London's most popular ...More

Cafe de Paris: Royal Wedding Show
Cafe de Paris: Royal Wedding Show
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th May 

Cafe de Paris

Not one the 2,640 members of the public ...More

 
Portobello Live!
Portobello Live!
Concerts | From 6th May 

Portobello Live! Various Venues

Now an established fixture in the festival calendar, Portobello Live! returns on Sunday and Monday ...More

 
Building The Wall
Building The Wall
Theatre | From 2nd May 

Park Theatre

Jez Bond directs the UK premiere staging of Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan's gripping political ...More

 
Midsummer Terrace at Mondrian London
Midsummer Terrace at Mondrian London
Seasonal | From 2nd May 

Mondrian London

Popping-up at Mondrian London this summer, the floral ...More

 
Honi Poke, Soho
Honi Poke, Soho
Dining 

Part of London's poké trend, Honi Poke brings fresh and healthy Hawaiian dishes to Soho....More

 
Honi Poke, Fenchurch
Honi Poke, Fenchurch
Dining 

After the success of the inaugural site on Soho's Dean Street, Honi Poke has now ...More

 
Best Summer Terraces in London
Best Summer Terraces in London
Article 

Picture perfect petals and gorgeous floral blooms make ...More

 
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
Article 

They're the most stylish places to stay in ...More

 
November in London 2018
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
Article 

At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
Dorsett City
Dorsett City
Article 

Next to Aldgate tube, Dorsett City is an Asian owned four star hotel with ...More

 
Best West End Shows in London for Kids
Article 

Whether it's an all-singing, all-dancing musical or ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
London Hotels

From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our deals for National Portrait Gallery hotels, including Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse from 54% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960