Nearest station to National Portrait Gallery

Charing Cross station

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The nearest train station to National Portrait Gallery is Charing Cross
Charing Cross is in fare zone 1 and connects with these Underground lines:

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Train fares from Charing Cross

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Adult train fares in London
Charing Cross is in fare zone 1 Cash Oyster & Contactless
Single Single Daily cap
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak
Zone 1 only £4.90 £2.40 £2.40 £6.80 £6.80
Zones 1-2 £4.90 £2.90 £2.40 £6.80 £6.80
Zones 1-3 £4.90 £3.30 £2.80 £8 £8
Zones 1-4 £5.90 £3.90 £2.80 £9.80 £9.80
Zones 1-5 £5.90 £4.70 £3.10 £11.60 £11.60
Zones 1-6 £6 £5.10 £3.10 £12.50 £12.50
Zones 1-7 £7.40 £5.60 £4 £13.50 £12.50
Zones 1-8 £8.50 £6.90 £4 £16.10 £12.50
Zones 1-9 £8.50 £7 £4.10 £17.80 £12.50
Travelcards
1-Day Weekly Monthly
Anytime Off-peak
Zones 1-4 £12.70 n/a £49 £188.20
Zones 1-6 £18.10 £12.70 £62.30 £239.30
Zones 1-9 £22.80 £13.50 £88.70 £340.70

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Anytime, peak and off-peak? For Oyster and contactless off-peak is outside the hours of 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards off-peak is any time after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri). Weekends and public holidays are always off-peak. Fares are based on what time your journey begins

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Train journey to National Portrait Gallery

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  •  Guest – “Did anyone out there enter the bp portrait award competition? . My picture came back like a boomerang - but when I saw the high quality of all the other pictures awaiting collection in my regional collection point, I found the very high standard of the rejected works encouraging rather than depressing. Together they would have made a wonderful exhibition. Looking at the winning picture this year, and the catalogue in general, I am at a loss to identify what the judges are looking for. Any ideas? The odds of being accepted by the npg are tremendous anyway, 2177 entries this year and only 55 selected - but I doubt if the competition is in fact an unbiased competition open to everyone over 18. Mr. Anonymous from nowhereville gets to enter just one work for a fee of £30, and probably has very little chance against established artists whose output is probably already well known to the judges, and whose paintings appear to be accepted year after year.”
  • ian meyer – “I entered the summer exhibition at the royal academy once, and felt the same thing. When I went to pick up my painting I saw everything else I realised how "normal" my painting was. They are looking for things that stand out when they hang them on the wall. If your painting is technically good, but otherwise pretty normal, then forget it. They will not give it a second look. What you need to paint is something that is different to everything else. The technique isn't the most important thing. You need to have an obvious style that is unique to you. I like to think of it as being the same as the x-factor. If all you are is a Decent singer, then you've got no chance. But if you chuck in a weird haircut and a geeky attitude that makes you stand out, then your odds go up remarkably.”
  • pamHMRC – “I think I much prefer the national portrait gallery to the tate gallery. Probably because the meanings behind the paintings are easier to ascertain. My history isn't that great, but I can recognise some kings and queens and famous celebrities. But I am hard pressed to recognise what any painting in the tate gallry is supposed to be about, all I can do is admire their beauty. So the p[ictures in the portrait gallery have an extra little something that draws you in.”

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