The National Portrait Gallery, adjoining the National Gallery on
Trafalgar Square, is the oldest portrait gallery in the world. It's
also one of the largest, with around 195,000 portraits in its
collection. Closed for the last three years for a £35.5 million
programme of rebuilding and refurbishment, it reopens on 22 June
with a First Look Festival to celebrate its transformation, plus an
exhibition of previously never-seen photographs by Paul McCartney
from 1963-64, when The Beatles first went global.