Cheap hotels near National Portrait Gallery in London, United Kingdom

The National Portrait Gallery, the world’s first portrait gallery when it opened in 1856, contains portraits of famous British citizens throughout history. Portraits cover a wide variety of media, including paintings, photographs, sculptures and drawings.

The collection covers a lot of (British) territory, and includes faces as varied as the Brontë sisters, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and even the Beckhams (to add a little Spice). Probably the best-known portrait in the gallery is Chandos’ portrait of William Shakespeare.

Admission to the National Portrait Gallery is free. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m and until 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. For more information, visit the National Portrait Gallery’s Web site.

Hotels near the National Portrait Gallery: Most of the affordable hotel options around the gallery can be found a short walk north in Bloomsbury.

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CitizenM Bankside, London

1CitizenM Bankside

3 star star

Address 20 Lavington Street (Southwark)

With crash pad-like rooms and up-to-the minute technology, this hotel is ideal for those who have come to London to work or party – or both.

8.8 Guest Rating

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Seven Dials Hotel, London

2Seven Dials Hotel

2 star star

Address 7 Monmouth St (Soho)

The Seven Dials Hotel is a cramped two-star spot in just about the best location possible, smack-dab on Monmouth Street in one of the cutest—and most crowded—corners of London’s West End.

7.3 Guest Rating


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YHA Oxford Street, London

Address 14 Noel Street,Soho, W1F 8GJ (Soho)

The YHA Oxford Street is a colorful spot boasting a youthful vibe in an excellent location offering both private and shared rooms.

7.3 Guest Rating


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Astor Museum Inn, London

Address 27 Montague Street,Bloomsbury (Bloomsbury)

The 100-bed Astor Museum Hostel has one of the most convenient locations of any of our hostels, situated right across the street from the British Museum.

8.2 Guest Rating


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Ridgemount Hotel, London

Address 65-67 Gower Street (Bloomsbury)

Bloomsbury’s Ridgemount Hotel is a “plain Jane” option several pounds cheaper than some of our other hotel picks in Bloomsbury.


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