The gallery's main entrance is just off Trafalgar Square, on Charing Cross Road (image © National Portrait Gallery, London)
One of the nation’s most prominent galleries, more than 150 years old, with works depicting famous British people in paintings, drawings and photographs. One of the gallery's latest acquisitions is Mark Mattock's photograph of the Croydon-born rapper Stormzy, which was used for the cover of his new album, Heavy is the Head. Sat-Thur 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-9pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions.
To 26 Jan: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters. The work of women who have previously been overlooked in this chapter of art history.
To 16 Feb: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2020. Survey the best of contemporary portrait photography from around the world.
From 27 Feb to 28 Jun: David Hockney: Drawing from Life. See the British artists' intimate portraiture, which predominantly depicts his closest friends and family members.
From 12 Mar to 7 Jun: Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things. Discover the glamorous lives of London's social elites of the 1920s and 30s.