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Events, Talks and Tours

Architecture of London Curator's Tour

  • 2 October, 1pm
  • 6 November, 1pm

Join Architecture of London Curator and Guildhall Art Gallery Director Elizabeth Scott for an in-depth tour. Free with exhibition ticket.

View our full programme of events, talks and tours related to the Architecture of London exhibition. 

Talk - Beyond the Monolith: Recasting Ronald Moody

  • 24 October, 2pm

Ronald Moody (1900–1984) was a Jamaican artist specialising in sculpture. From 1950 until the early 1960s, London exhibitions brought him a growing presence on the British art scene. To celebrate Guildhall Art Gallery's acquisition of Moody's bronze bust of London-born actor Terry-Thomas (1952-3), Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski examines Moody’s key artistic friendships, influences and practice. Her research challenges the dominant narrative of Moody as a forgotten and marginalised figure, bringing his contribution to the landscape of British and global art history into focus.

Tickets should be booked in advance.

Talk - The Artist in the City

  • 6 November, 2pm

Five established artists respond in radically different ways to London, the city where they live. Love it or hate it, what should we make of it?

A free event chaired by Alex Werner, Head of Collections at Museum of London, with panellists Dr Cathy Ross, David Hepher, Ferha Farooqui, Timothy Hyman RA, Ben Johnson, Hannah Starkey and Elizabeth Scott.

This event is organised by Guildhall Art Gallery in collaboration with Your London Publishing.

Event tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

Free Gallery highlights tours every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

Combine a visit to the Gallery with a free tour of the highlights of the art collection. Tours are given by a qualified Guide at 12.15pm, 1.15pm. 2.15pm and 3.15pm. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

These short highlight tours are designed for individuals and small parties (under six); they are not intended for larger / organised groups. Group tours can be arranged separately, see below.

Group tours

You can arrange a bespoke guided tour or talk on individual works of art or aspects of the City of London collection for a fee of £116. A maximum of 25 people can attend a group guided tour. They last approximately 90 minutes.

For organised tours of London's Roman Amphitheatre please contact us on 020 7332 3700 or email the Guildhall Art Gallery Team.

London's Roman Amphitheatre

Free tours - 1.15pm

  • 3 October 2019
  • 14 November 2019
  • 26 March 2020
  • 4 June 2020

Find out more about the capital’s oldest sports arena and one of the most important buildings in Roman London through this free 40-minute tour of London's Roman Amphitheatre. No booking necessary, just turn up.

Free drop-in Roman object handling - 1.15pm - 3.15pm

  • 4 October 2019
  • 15 November 2019
  • 27 March 2020
  • 5 June 2020

Have you ever wanted to handle something that's 2000 years old? Join resident archaeologist Andrew Lane to examine some genuine Roman artefacts and find out what they reveal about life in capital almost 2000 years ago. No booking necessary, just turn up.


View our exciting Families programme.

17 May 2012
Last Modified:
16 October 2019