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This exhibition explores the best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally.

There is always so much to enjoy in this annual exhibition, from the faces depicted in the portraits, both famous and unfamiliar, to the wide variety of high-quality paintings. Unlike other portrait exhibitions, the featured works are rigorously selected by professional portrait painters who themselves have been elected by their peers to the society. It is one of the world’s most extensive contemporary portrait exhibitions forming a showcase of around 200 works.

To encourage the genre, the galleries run a commissions service throughout the show to help you commission a work of your own.

Mall Galleries

The Mall, London, Greater London, SW1

020 7930 6844

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Opening times

Daily, 10am and 5pm (open until 7pm on Thursdays) during exhibitions. Check the website for details before travelling.

To ensure that the gallery environment is as safe as possible, we are putting in place the following safety measures:

- You will need to book a timed ticket online, to ensure numbers in the gallery remain at safe levels.

- Social distancing will apply. Please keep two metres apart from other visitors unless you are from the same household

- You will be required to wear a face covering (covering your mouth and nose)

- There will be a one-way system in place

- There will be hand sanitising points

- Toilet facilities will be cleaned more regularly

- The café and bookshop will remain closed until 2021

- Any payments will be by card, contactless where possible

- To contribute to the government’s Test and Trace system, we will be collecting and storing visitors’ data for 21 days

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