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National Portrait Gallery

Come face to face with the fascinating people who have shaped the capital's history.

Event:

Curator-led tour of great Londoners
3pm

Meet in the Main Hall, Free

Come face to face with the fascinating people who have shaped the capital's history. The National Portrait Gallery is celebrating London History Day with a free curator-led tour highlighting portraits of great Londoners.

Beginning with Samuel Johnson, the indomitable Londoner and author of the famous maxim 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life', learn about his life and work and the history of his portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Journey on through the galleries and meet other key figures including the Tudor gentleman who set up the Royal Exchange, a king's mistress, the sculptor of the Trafalgar Square lions and a luminary from the underground club scene of the 1980s.

People walking in front of the National Portrait Gallery
Come face to face with the fascinating people who have shaped the capital’s history and learn about their life and work with the National Portrait Gallery’s curators. © National Portrait Gallery, London

Visit:

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
London
WC2H 0HE

Open 10am - 6pm

www.npg.org.uk

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Graphic silhouette of Big Ben represented in green red and blue. Text reads: London History Day
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