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National Portrait Gallery - late night visit

  • Mar 14, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Come along on Friday 14th March for a late night visit to the National Portrait Gallery!

About the National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of historically important and famous British people, selected on the basis of the significance of the sitter, not that of the artist.

The collection includes photographs and caricatures as well as paintings, drawings and sculpture. The gallery opened in 1856 and currently houses over 10,000 paintings.

One of the best known portraits is the Chandos portrait, the most famous portrait of William Shakespeare, although there is some uncertainty on whether the portrait actually is of the playwright.  Other highlights in the gallery include; self portraits of William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds and portraits of Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and the Bronte sisters.

The gallery is open until 9pm and has free entry.







 

Afterwards we will head to the gallery cafe for a chat over a drink.

If you can't see us outside the station, please call.

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Hope to see you there!

Regards

Robert
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  • valerie

    Hope to see you, Mythili and Gareth this evening at Tate Britain's. It promises to be as promising as the Portrait Gallery.

    April 4, 2014

    • GARETH

      Sorry, Valerie, got lost in such a big group (and disorientated in the Tate!) although found the Turner gallery which I want to go back to see again sometime.

      April 6, 2014

    • valerie

      The same with me. It was a bit difficult to keep up with the whole group. However, I was pleased to see again the Turner gallery.

      1 · April 6, 2014

  • bev t.

    What a fab eve.....Gareth thank you for sharing your knowledge and the lovely French lady great company. Look forward to seeing you all again. Thank you Robert another excellent meet up.

    2 · March 14, 2014

    • GARETH

      You got some great photos too, Valerie.

      1 · March 17, 2014

    • mythili

      too kind Gareth!

      March 17, 2014

  • Bruce

    A really good experience - I'd not really looked around this gallery properly before. Very interesting and so good to do this with a friendly group. A really nice way to relax and unwind after a busy week. Would definitely recommend.

    March 16, 2014

  • Maria

    Wonderful evening, I´ve enjoyed a lot. Nice people. I hope to see you all very soon.

    March 16, 2014

  • mythili

    An enjoyable evening with interesting company, Gareth, Valerie and the others (sorry but I didn't catch
    your names), and of course the fascinating notes exchanged on the subjects portrayed at the gallery.
    Thanks Robert for organising the evening. I hope to see you all soon.

    2 · March 14, 2014

    • valerie

      Hope to see you again Mythili.

      March 15, 2014

  • Elsie

    Hi there,
    glad everyone had fun. I got as far as Leicester Sq when I bumped into a chum. So. I didn't make it but will catch you all up next time.

    March 15, 2014

  • Mike

    Very interesting portraits. Nice meeting some interesting people along the way !

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • valerie

    Thanks for another great evening with wonderful people. I just loved it.

    March 14, 2014

  • Mariene

    I had a great time. Thank you!

    March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such a great evening! Thanks Robert!

    March 14, 2014

  • Ursula

    Hope you are having fun! I couldn't make it past Ealing, the traffic was so bad.

    March 14, 2014

  • Amanda

    Hi Robert I missed your comment but went to the gallery after waiting at villers st but couldn't find you . Amanda

    March 14, 2014

  • Sophie

    Sorry, long day. Could not make it in the end

    March 14, 2014

  • Joanna M.

    What floor is everyone on?

    March 14, 2014

  • Joanna M.

    What floor is everyone on?

    March 14, 2014

  • Nebahat

    Sorry i wont be able to make it!! Still at work!!

    March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stuck at work. Won't be able to make it.

    March 14, 2014

  • Moe S.

    I am really sorry guys, I have just finished work now and will not be able to make it today. Hopefully see next time. Enjoy all!

    March 14, 2014

  • Nikola

    I'm so sorry to cancel at such a late moment. But have only just finished work so won't be able to get there in time. Definitely next time!

    March 14, 2014

  • Alla

    Sorry Robert I cannot come- alla grushevskaya

    March 14, 2014

  • Robert

    Just a reminder that we are meeting outside the gallery and not at the station.

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Chris C

    I'm up for an earlier snack.

    March 14, 2014

  • GARETH

    If anyone interested doesn't know, entrance to Crypt is via glass and steel bubble/lift shaft/stair a few metres north of church portico. Buffet service until 9pm.Limited choice of main courses, but very good value in atmospheric suroundings.Religious beliefs(if any) are not an issue-Secular space.If anyone sees me there from 5:45 (wearing pale buff jacket) say hello. Literally a pedestrian crossing distance from Gallery entrance.

    March 14, 2014

  • Ed

    Sorry to change late - unavoidable this time, but still up for Saturday and Sunday....

    March 14, 2014

  • David

    If it's ok, I'll wait outside gallery entrance. See you there.

    March 14, 2014

  • Daisy H.

    Excited to meet up with a group of like minded people. Anyone for something to eat first?

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I can't make this after all but looking forward to joining another event soon.

    March 14, 2014

  • Abi J.

    Hello this is my first outing with the group

    March 14, 2014

  • Sarah W

    Hi. Sorry will not now be able to attend - very likely to be working late, and then I have to travel from Buckinghamshire up to Town. Hope you have an interesting time. Sarah

    March 13, 2014

  • bev t.

    Apple crumble and custard sounds like a fab idea.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Hannah H

    Shame, can't join on 14th. But hopefully will soon

    March 13, 2014

  • GARETH

    I shall join at 6:30pm outside main door NPG opp Edith Cavell statue.At aprox. 5:45 I shall take oportunity of fortifying myself with apple crumble and custard across the road and downstairs @ Crypt of St Martin in the Fields..if anyone else is so minded I'll look out for you!

    2 · March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm also going to join you outside the Gallery! Thanks

    March 12, 2014

  • valerie

    Robert, can we meet at Charing Cross or Leicester Square tube stations as they are much nearer the Portrait Gallery? Embankment is really far from the gallery.

    1 · March 8, 2014

    • Myriam T.

      Thank you Robert!

      March 11, 2014

    • Denise

      Thank you Robert

      March 12, 2014

  • Javier G.

    Apologies, have to wok this Friday! I can't make this.

    March 12, 2014

  • Moe S.

    Hello, I'd love to see more of London and meet people while doing it and above all have fun and lots and lots of it. I guess I'll be seeing you all soon :-)

    March 11, 2014

  • Nicholas

    Can't make it guys. Have fun!

    March 11, 2014

  • Ann H.

    Sorry Robert I will now be working on Friday and won't be able to make it.

    March 11, 2014

  • Hildegard S.

    Sorry, but I have to pull out of the Gallery Visit.

    March 11, 2014

  • Maria

    At 6.30, as before?

    March 11, 2014

  • bev t.

    I'm going to meet at gallery as easier for me from Leicester square station.

    March 10, 2014

  • Eleanor M.

    Hi Robert
    I'm really sorry, but I won't be able to make it to this event. Hope to come to the next one.

    March 9, 2014

  • Hildegard S.

    Hi Robert, I will meet you at the Gallery, since the Northern Line is no longer stopping at Embankment

    March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm hoping to make it to this event, it will be my first and looking forward to it.

    March 9, 2014

  • Anna

    Maybe also it would be worth to put some limitations on number of people attending these events, nearly 200 people its huge amount, i don't like too much crowd, but well it's only my opinion :)

    March 9, 2014

  • Anna

    Me either, I only just joined this group, I hope to meet some friends, this event is so popular!

    March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting some new people at this meet.

    1 · March 8, 2014

  • Bernice

    Sorry cant make due to work commitment

    March 7, 2014

  • eilish

    Sorry i can't make it anymore.

    March 6, 2014

  • Mark S.

    I hope to come to this event - it will be my first culture seeker group

    March 4, 2014

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