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The National Gallery

The National Gallery is one of the most visited and best loved art galleries in the world. The Gallery is home to some of world’s greatest artwork and provides a truly impressive backdrop to any event.

It is a beautiful and extraordinarily varied collection, including many famous works: Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Monet's The Water-Lily Pond, JMW Turner's The Fighting Temeraire to name but a few. Located within the heart of central London, where better to entertain your guests than Trafalgar Square?

The National Gallery has a variety of event spaces ranging from picture galleries to modern conference facilities in the Sainsbury Wing. The Gallery can be transformed to accommodate a range of events from a grand dinner to an intimate supper party, a stylish canapé reception, to a key annual conference.

Cloakroom, security staff and a dedicated Event Manager are included in the hire charge of the Gallery's spaces. Every event is bespoke and tailored to your needs with the expert guidance of the Events Team to ensure your event is a complete success.

The Gallery can either be divided in to four separate event spaces or these can be used in conjunction with each other to give an overall capacity of 1,200 guests. 

For film-makers the Gallery can provide a fantastic range of settings, all served by our many facilities in one of the most central locations in London.

There are a selection of virtual tours of the Gallery to view them click on each one, The Sainsbury Wing, North Galleries, East Galleries, The National Cafe and The Directors Corridor.


The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square
020 7747 5931

Events & Capacities

Reception0 - 1 200
Lunch 0 - 200
Dinner 0 - 300
Dinner Dance 0 - 200
Meeting / Conference 0 - 328
Outside Space 0 - 100
Exhibition Space (m2)
Marquee Capacity0 - 0
Wedding Licence 0 - 0
Wedding Reception 0 - 300
Accessible AccessYes

Contact the venue directly for further details

Book the Portico Terrace for £7000 + VAT in August 2022! The National Gallery

London’s most bustling square is a sight to behold. Enjoy exclusive access and entertain your guests on our beautiful Portico Terrace, anytime of day or evening. The views don’t stop there. Step into the Gallery and take a private tour of some of the greatest paintings in the world. All within one of London’s most impressive buildings. Venue hire fee from £7,000 +VAT Monday thruogh Wednesday in August for drinks receptions.*

Friday, April 8, 2022 to Wednesday, August 31, 2022