National Portrait Gallery
MON - SUN: 10AM - 6PM
THU - FRI: 10AM - 9PM
Facing out towards Covent Garden, the NPG is the world’s oldest gallery dedicated to the art of portraiture, with a collection dating from the 16th century to the present day.
Highlights of the collection range from the iconic ‘Chandos painting’ of William Shakespeare and Hans Holbein’s brooding rendition of Henry VIII to Julian Opie’s colourful prints of the members of Blur and Sam Taylor-Wood’s video of a sleeping David Beckham.
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