National Portrait Gallery
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The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856. (Wikipedia) Address: St. Martin's Pl, Charing Cross, London WC2H 0HE
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.
The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is on show 361 days a year, free of charge.
A must visit. Direct on tube from Gloucester Road Station. Book lunch / afternoon tea / dinner in their rooftop restaurant. It has a fabulous view of Londons rooftops including Nelson's column.
The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.
See the entrants of this year's BP Portrait Award until 20th October. Attached to the National Gallery, so you can do both in one day. Will probably take you the whole day to do both. Free.