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.
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.
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. Lost for centuries, the original circular walls were rediscovered by archaeologists working on the site of the new Guildhall Art Gallery building in 1988.
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.