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.

Download a copy of our guided walks leaflet here

From Sunday 20 December 2020 we're suspending our walks

Sadly we've had to stop our walks once again, following the latest government guidelines. We hope to restart them in 2021 as soon as we can.

Virtual Walks and Talks   

We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Temple Bar Trust.   You are invited to join us for series of live-broadcast, virtual walks around the City. The series includes the fascinating history of Temple Bar, Paternoster Square, St Pauls, the life, and work of Sir Christopher Wren and some of the wonderful but often overlooked statues and sculptures nearby.  Find out more and book here: https://templebartrust.org/walks  

Note: We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible.

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