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.