National Portrait Gallery
brilliant gallery with modern through to medieval portraits .. lovely restaurant and cafe
A scrapbook of British history in museum form. The gallery houses pictures of the major (and not-so major) figures of the nation’s history from King Henry VIII to David Beckham. It makes a great introduction to British history for both kids and adults. Kid-friendly audio tours are available. (2…
Next to the National Gallery, this charming gallery has wonderful exhibitions including national portrait prize.
The National Portrait Gallery houses a collection of portraits of historically important & famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856. Nearest tube: Charing Cross
Take a train to London Bridge, then change for a train to Charing Cross. You can now explore Trafalgar Square, the National Portrait Gallery. You are also close to the theatre zone, Buckingham Palace, and Chinatown.
Fabulous gallery and wonderful restaurant on the top floor with great views over London. Can't comment on the food, we've only had coffee here but a beautiful place to experience.
“Pole position in London, the National Gallery is at the very centre of the Trafalgar Square. Started in 1824 and regularly refreshed through the centuries by strategic purchases and donations from the collections of impoverished aristocrats, the cut-off date for art works is 1900 (after which you need to visit Tate Modern or Tate Britain). Still, there’s plenty left to enjoy including a cluster of Leonardo Da Vincis, Botticelli and a superb capsule collection of Post-Impressionists, including Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Seurat’s Bathers at Asnieres. ”
“The architecture of the British Museum is almost as impressive as the collection it holds. Entrance to the museum is free (with the exception of special exhibitions) and the building is a great rainy day activity when the weather is not so great in the capital. Head to the very heart of the Museum to capture a stunning picture of the British Museum’s architecture at its best”
“Nelson's Column rises above this iconic square's LED-lit fountains, artworks and lion statues”
“The Churchill War Rooms is a museum in London and one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museum.”