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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.

Get a taste for the gallery in the new 360 tour from London & Partners and 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.​

    Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Pleading, 1876, oil on canvas.

    Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), Pleading, 1876, oil on canvas.

What's happening
City Treasures
09 Dec 2014
12:30 - 13:30
Guildhall Art Gallery
Free. Drop in for all or part of the hour

For the first exhibition in the new City of London Heritage Gallery, three short drop in talks based on the archives in the display. Come and see the City’s own Magna Carta, some fine images of medieval aldermen and archives of London’s response to the outbreak of war in 1914. Hear the stories behind these fascinating items from the archivists who look after them.

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