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Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre

Discover the art collection of the City of London Corporation and visit Guildhall Yard, a tranquil and historic square in the middle of the City.

Check out the upcoming Gladiator Games! The Museum of London is bringing real-life gladiators back to the site of London's only Roman amphitheatre. Find out more information and book tickets at the Museum of London website.

To coincide with its 15th anniversary, Guildhall Art Gallery has undergone a radical rehang for the first time since the current building opened in 1999.  Come and explore the many works on display, many of which are showing for the first time. The £600,000 renovation improves the visitor experience through illuminating the artworks with a new state-of-the-art lighting system, and creating more flexible themed display spaces.

You can hear from the curator about the Gallery and its collections on the City Visitor Trail app.

The Gallery was established in 1886 as, 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city'. See works dating from 1670 to the present, including seventeenth century portraits, Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and a fascinating range of paintings documenting London's dramatic history.

The Gallery runs a regular programme of exhibitions and small displays throughout the year. Some exhibitions are ticketed, but are free to members of the Art Fund, Museums Association, Friends of Guildhall Art Gallery, under 16s and City residents (with proof of address).

Look out for various events, including Activities Days and Late Views.

London's Roman Amphitheatre

Step into the ruins of London's Roman Amphitheatre, in which crowds would once have gathered to watch wild animal fights, public executions and gladiatorial combats.

Find out more about the amphitheatre.​​

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm

Sunday, 12 noon-4pm


Closures are sometimes required at short notice due to civic or state functions at the Guildhall. Please check our Plan Your Visit page for regular updates, or call 020 7332 3700 / textphone 020 7332 3803 for a daily recorded message giving further details.​