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, Saturday and Sunday. You will need to book to visit the Gallery in advance and can then join a tour. Entry to the Gallery is also free.
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.
In addition, you can visit some of the City's delightful gardens, while in the evening take a stroll along the river to admire London's bridges, now beautifully lit thanks to the Illuminated River Project.
Note: We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible.
If you would like to organise your own walk, lecture or a virtual tour, then please use our Find a Guide section. If you're a member of an Arts Society or a U3A group we'd love to take you on a tour of the City. And if you're a company based in the City who would like to organise a social event for your work colleagues, why not book an evening walk with us? As guides we know where all the good pubs are!