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Half A Sixpence

Half A Sixpence and Afternoon Tea at the Portrait Restaurant, National Portrait Gallery

Make your summer extra special with a Band A ticket to HALF A SIXPENCE and an afternoon tea at the Portrait Restaurant for just £73.25!*

Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards 2017, including Best Actor in a Musical (Charlie Stemp), this award winning musical contains one of 'the top 10 ecstatic musical showstoppers of the last 70 years which spreads delirium from the stage into the auditorium' and 'has the key quality any musical needs: a moment of pure ecstasy' (Michael Billington, The Guardian).

At the Portrait Restaurant you can relax and enjoy a breathtaking view that stretches from Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square down Whitehall to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye.

The set tea features a generous range of savouries, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream, and seasonally changing fancies crafted by our pastry chefs. The current menu includes Chocolate pot, salted caramel, Upside down rhubarb cake, Lemon meringue pie and Canelé, griottine, vanilla whipped cream. Make the most of the summer with a delicious Bellini or Proscecco!

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Enjoy a visit to HALF A SIXPENCE, Afternoon Tea at the Portrait Restaurant and a ticket to The Encounter exhibition for just £79.95.*

The creative encounter between individual artists and sitters is explored in this major exhibition featuring portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Drawn from the holdings of British collections, exquisite observational drawings by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein, and Rembrandt will be on display in a celebration of portrait drawing from life, during a time of extraordinary artistic ingenuity.

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*Terms and conditions:

Prices stated above include booking fee and restoration levy. Valid on Monday to Friday evening performances only.

Both packages include a Band A Ticket to HALF A SIXPENCE, Afternoon Tea with Bellini or Prosecco and service charge. Afternoon Tea is available Monday to Friday 3:30pm to 4:15pm. Customers must have completed their meal by 5.30pm.

Booking is essential. Voucher must be presented on arrival.

Please email or phone 020 7312 2490 to reserve a table or to book your entrance time slot to the exhibition.

Any additional items must be paid for. Subject to availability, valid until 1st September 2017.

For the package that includes the exhibition, the afternoon tea and tickets to the exhibition must be taken on the same day.