Came here for Marc Quinn's Blood Head. Instant wow-factor! And for the Tudor portraits exhibition, which unfortunately was on loan in Paris when I went. Rest of the collection is great.
Could spend hours here. Most exhibitions are free. good selection of modern portraits, the BP Portrait Artist of Year exhibition very good.
It's free. Do one section then leave. Come back another day for more. This gallery works excellently for discrete visits.
Very beautiful Museum with the portraits from the Tudor era to now (like princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II), free!
Powerful Giacometti exhibition on currently. Really a must see! Existentialism embodied.
Undisputedly the largest portrait collection in the world
The Vogue 100 exhibition is great!
Absolutely gorgeous gallery.
Rembrandt is great!
Most of the gallery exhibits are available for a suggested £1 donation, enough to keep you busy for at least a couple of hours. Great way to learn some of the history you won't find in the books.