The National Portrait Gallery is closed until 2023 as part of the Inspiring People redevelopment project.


Travelling by train to the National Portrait Gallery is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the National Portrait Gallery is London Charing Cross, which is served by Southeastern services throughout the day. It's just 5 minutes to the National Portrait Gallery on foot. Leaving the station you'll be standing on The Strand. Cross the road to Duncannon Street, go left, and take the first right. The gallery is just up the road on the left-hand side.

The National Portrait Gallery is also between three tube stations, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, and Charring Cross so you've plenty of public transport options if you're already in London exploring the city.

The National Portrait Gallery is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection of portraits of significantly important and famous British people. When it first opened it in 1856 was the first portrait gallery in the world.

Visit the National Portrait Gallery website for opening information.


Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays04:30 - 01:05
Saturday 04:30 - 01:05
Sunday 04:30 - 01:05
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 1
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage phone number020 7930 5444
Left Luggage Website
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Toilets notesLocated on the central passage in the main concourse.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Within car park and station forecourt
Cycle storage notes10 bike bars which can accommodate two bikes each
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Yes, the station is all on one level and all platforms are reachable by disabled passengers.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes
Accessible taxis are located outside the front of the station


Departures and arrivals from London Charing Cross

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Ashford InternationalSoutheastern09:104On time
to DartfordSoutheastern09:121On time
to HastingsSoutheastern09:156On time
to GravesendSoutheastern09:182On time
to DartfordSoutheastern09:245On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Hayes (Kent)Southeastern09:105On time
from DartfordSoutheastern09:133On time
from Ashford InternationalSoutheastern09:224On time
from GravesendSoutheastern09:231On time
from SevenoaksSoutheastern09:275On time

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