National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Location Details


St Martin's Place

Opening Times:

Sunday  10.00 - 18.00
Monday  10.00 - 18.00
Tuesday  10.00 - 18.00
Wednesday  10.00 - 18.00
Thursday  10.00 - 21.00
Friday  10.00 - 21.00
Saturday  10.00 - 18.00

Opening Hours - Daily 10-6pm and late on Thursdays and Fridays until 9pm

Admission - Entry to the building is free. There are charges for special exhibitions throughout the year. Ticket prices vary. Disabled visitors pay concessionary rates and carers are entitled to free admission. Concessionary rates also apply to senior citizens, ES40 cardholders and students in full-time education.

For transport information contact:  

Transport for London, Access and Mobility: 020 7941 4600

Westminster Parking Information: 020 78234567 

By Bus: Contact Triscope 08457 585641                

By car, taxi or Dial-a-Ride - set down and pick up at the ramp entrance in Orange Street, which is reached via Haymarket. There are no parking spaces at the Gallery. Five public parking spaces for orange/blue badge holders are located in St Martin's Street opposite the National Gallery's Sainsbury Wing. A public car park is located on the corner of Whitcomb Street and Orange Street. Contact number: 020 7839 5858.

Access in the Gallery

Soundguides (& neckloops), Guided tours, Sign language interpreted events, Large print captions, picture descriptions & tactile images are available - Please ask a member of staff for assistance


Register on-line at to receive regular updates on exhibitions, talks and events at the National Portrait Gallery.

Alternative Languages

We can offer the following languages amongst our Visitor Services staff team:

Italian, Chinese, Hindi, Gujarati, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Malay and Greek.

This is a picture of the National Portrait Gallery near Trafalgar Square.

Access Symbols Explained:

  • Facilities for partially sighted or blind people We provide facilities for people who are visually impaired. For example: Braille formats, large print, audio tapes etc.
  • Assistance dogs welcome Assistance dogs are welcome in our premises.
  • Assisted wheelchair access Wheelchair access into our premises is possible with assistance.
  • Non assisted wheelchair access Full, non-assisted, wheelchair access into our premises is possible.
  • Facilities for the mobility impaired We provide facilities for people with a mobility impairment. For example: A seating area, hand rails etc.
  • Customer toilet facilities We provide customer toilets.
  • Accessible toilets We have fully accessible toilets installed at our premises.
  • Sign language for deaf people We offer a sign language service; please ask our staff for full details.
  • Facilities for hard of hearing people We offer facilities for hard of hearing people.
  • Induction loop available An induction loop has been installed to benefit our hard of hearing customers.
  • Temporary ramp available We provide temporary ramps to improve access to the building.
  • Staff assistance available Our staff have been trained to offer excellent service levels, please ask if you have any particular requirements.
  • Automatic doors present Our premises are fitted with automatic doors to ease entry.
  • Customer lift provided A customer lift has been provided.
  • Accessible lift provided An accessible customer lift has been installed, improving access for wheelchair users.
  • Parent with pushchair access Our premises are accessible to parents with a pushchair or pram.
  • Baby changing facilities We provide baby changing facilities.
  • Alternative Languages available Alternative languages available
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