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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

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.​

Friday 25 July - closed from 3.30pm

Possible disruption to service January - July 2014

In the period January – July 2014 Guildhall Art Gallery will be undergoing exciting improvements to its building. During this time there may be minor disruptions to the service.

 

Gallery Closed 28 July - 11 September 2014

 

The Gallery and Amphitheatre will be closed for the period 28 July - 11 September as we complete major renovation works. We will reopen on 12 September will a new-look Gallery and new displays throughout.

Please check our Plan Your Visit page, as we will be providing more detailed information as the works progress.

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

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


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