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Established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city,' see works dating from 1670 to the present, including 17th-century portraits, Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and a range of paintings documenting London's dramatic history.

Temporary exhibitions

Opening hours

  • Monday 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 5pm
  • Thursday 10am - 5pm
  • Friday 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Upcoming Closures

  • 9 November 12pm - 5pm
  • 10 November 10am - 12pm
  • 12 November 10am - 5pm

Call 020 7332 3700 / textphone 020 7332 3803 for a daily recorded message or for more information.


General admission is free*

*Fees may be charged for some temporary exhibitions (concession rates available for military personnel (serving and retired), seniors, registered unemployed and registered disabled).

**Members of the Art Fund receive a 50% discount to temporary exhibitions.

***All exhibitions are free for members of Museums Association, Friends of Guildhall Art Gallery, under 12s and City residents (with proof of address).

Getting here

Guildhall Art Gallery
London EC2V 5AE

More information

See our How to find us page.

Access and facilities


The Gallery is fully accessible. There are wheelchair accessible lavatories off the main Exhibition Gallery and within the cloakroom area. A fixed induction loop is available at the Welcome Desk.

Large print texts

Large print labels are available at the reception desk. Other large print texts are available on request.

020 7332 3700


The collage image database is available online. It contains over 6,000 images and records of Guildhall Art Gallery's collection along with those of Guildhall Library Print Room's collections.


The cloakroom is free of charge, however it is not always attended so visitors leave their belongings at their own risk.

Food and drink

Many cafés, pubs and supermarkets are within short walking distance, including the cafés and restaurants of the Museum of London and the Barbican Centre which are open every day. Picnic lunches can be eaten in Guildhall Yard or green spaces nearby, such as St Paul's Churchyard.

Souvenir shop

The Gallery has a shop selling books, postcards, prints, exhibition related products, gifts and items for children.

Room Hire

The Heritage Study Room is available for hire. Please email: for more information.


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