Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery
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Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard (off Gresham Street), The City EC2V 5AE
0207 332 3700

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
10 AM to 5 PM (Mon-Sat); 12 noon to 4 PM (Sun)
Visiting hours are subject to change
Ticket cost:
Adults free entry
Time required:
A typical visit to Guildhall Art Gallery lasts 1-1½ hours (approx)

Getting to Guildhall Art Gallery

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Craig’s London blog> Read Craig’s review of the Guildhall Art Gallery  Check out my London blog for a full review, with a video

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The Guildhall Art Gallery is No.8 in our list of London’s best art galleries, and the Roman amphitheatre underneath is No.4 in our list of most historic sites.

The Guildhall Art Gallery tells the story of the City of London with paintings, photos and statuary. Most of the items are portraits of famous figures, but there are also some naval battle scenes and views of the City in days gone by.

Roman London Amphitheatre

Any visit to the Guildhall Art Gallery would not be complete without a trip to the basement. It was during the construction of a new part of the gallery in 1988 that workmen discovered the remains of Roman London’s amphitheatre – our very own coliseum.

Very little of it remains today, with only a few broken walls of the eastern entrance visible, but they have been cleverly extended with the use of lighting so you can see where the seating would have been. And as you walk out into the arena computer generated imagery brings the scene to life, with a soundscape to match.

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> Craig’s review of Guildhall Art Gallery – “If you're anything like me then you find art galleries a bit boring, but the Guildhall Art Gallery is a bit special because it has something unexpected in the basement: the remains of London's Roman amphitheatre. But before you go inside, have a look at the big ring of black bricks on the forecourt -- that marks out the diameter of the amphitheatre underneath. It alwa… continued”

Events at Guildhall Art Gallery

Victorian Children — Seen and Heard to

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