Explore the National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery Architecture Tours

Explore the architecture of the National Portrait Gallery with guided tours as part of LFA 2024.

Event Info

Date & Time

June 01 - June 30

3pm -3:45pm


National Portrait Gallery, Saint Martin's Place, London, UK

Tickets & Prices

Originally built in 1896 by Ewan Christian, and recently revamped by Jamie Fobert Architects, this iconic gem offers a glimpse into its rich history and stunning redesign unveiled last June after a three-year closure.

Led by a knowledgeable guide, you'll explore the gallery spaces and learn about the exciting changes made during its recent renovation. From hidden details to beautiful windows and artist-designed doors, experience all the highlights in just 45 minutes.

Best of all, it's completely free to join, however donations to the National Portrait Gallery are very much appreciated. Spaces are limited so please turn up early to avoid disappointment.

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National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery


The National Portrait Gallery sits seconds away from Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square, London. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856 and houses the world's largest collection of personalities and faces, from the late Middle Ages to the present day.

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