Discover Official Walks & Talks

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman Amphitheatre: Tues, Fri & Sat

The Guildhall Art Gallery contains a wonderful collection of paintings dating from the 1600s to the present day, including historic scenes of the City of London, Pre-Raphaelite gems and modern masterpieces. 

The Gallery houses such world-famous works such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti's ‘La Ghirlandata', John Everett Millais' ‘My First Sermon’ and ‘My Second Sermon’, as well as John Constable's magnificent landscape, ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows’. Dominating the Gallery is John Singleton Copley's mammoth ‘The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar’.

Below the Gallery you’ll view the Roman Amphitheatre, discovered when the building was rebuilt by Richard Gilbert Scott. Alongside this unique London survival you can see highlights from the Corporation’s collection of historic artefacts.

Learn about Guildhall Art Gallery’s collection on a free tour led by a qualified City of London Guide. They take place every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. There’s no need to book but numbers are limited to 25. If you’d like to take a group on a tour at other times, we can arrange this - just call 020 7332 3700. The cost is £105.

Please note that the Guildhall Art Gallery may occasionally be closed to the public. Guiding does not occur on these dates. For dates of upcoming closures, please double check the Guildhall Art Gallery website Guildhall Art Gallery

Photos: courtesy of Niki Gorick

Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Nearly all the regular walks and tours offered on this website are just turn up and pay or free. For these walks no advanced booking is possible. There are only a few tours that need to be booked in advance (Smithfield Market, Leadenhall Market walks and Guildhall and the Roman Bath House tours) because of restricted numbers.

If you want a walk or lecture for a group of people, then please use our Find a Guide section.