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Architecture of London

David Hepher Albany Flats


​Guildhall Art Gallery
(off Gresham Street)

Opening hours

​Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun - 12noon - 4pm*

*Extended opening hours on Sun 1 December, 10am - 5pm

​©Tate, London 2019 © David Hepher

Adult £10, Concession £7 | 31 May - 1 December 2019
Buy tickets online, at the Gallery or the City Information Centre

400 years of London's architecture through the eyes of artists.

Guildhall Art Gallery’s major new exhibition brings together works from the 17th century to the present day to illustrate how London’s ever-changing cityscape has inspired visiting and resident artists over four centuries.
Architecture of London features 80 works by over 60 artists, drawing from the City of London Corporation’s extensive art collection to examine the rich diversity of London’s buildings and its varied portrayal by artists.

The exhibition also features important loans from other major British collections and a number of private collections, including masterpieces by renowned and emerging artists such as Lucian Freud, Rachel Whiteread, Frank Auerbach and Catherine Yass.

Guildhall Art Gallery hosting the following exhibitions alongside Architecture of London:

From 6 September to 8 December, the City of London Corporation’s London Metropolitan Archives displayed proposals and artist impressions of buildings and infrastructure that was never built, in The London That Never Was.

From 31 May to 1 September, Illuminated River exhibited architectural drawings and visualisations of the project alongside paintings of the Thames chosen by American artist Leo Villareal from Guildhall Art Gallery’s collection.

Fantastic Feats: the building of London

Architecture of London formed part of City of London Corporation’s outdoor public events programme, Fantastic Feats: the building of London (31 May – 1 December 2019). The programme celebrated London’s long-standing history of architectural and engineering firsts, and looked at how these innovations have contributed to improving the lives of Londoners over the centuries.