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About the Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater

A fairly modern building on the historic Guildhall that houses the City of London's impressive art collection.

There is a permanent display, of mostly Victorian art, but also a large section set aside for a regularly changing display in the basement.

A monthly heritage piece is shown off next to the cloakroom.

In the deep basement though is the uncovered remains of London's Roman Amphitheater.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater,
Guildhall Yard,
London,
EC2V 5AE

Link to Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater's website

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

Noël Coward: Art & Style
The exhibition brings together rarely-seen original artwork and costumes, photographs, documents, audio and video to tell the story of Noël Coward's life.
Noël Coward: Art & Style
10:30am to 4pm
City of London
Ends on Thu 23rd December
2021-06-14
2021-12-23
 

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater Map

 

Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater

The nearest station is Bank which is 0.2 miles away.


Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater - Latest News

Exhibition of woodwork marks the 450th anniversay of the Joiners and Ceilers
Exhibition of woodwork marks the 450th anniversay of the Joiners and Ceilers

A room inside the Guildhall is currently filled with woodworking tools, as this year marks the 450th anniversary of the granting of a Royal Charter to one of the City of London’s livery companies

The real Noël Coward, the man beneath the dressing gown
The real Noël Coward, the man beneath the dressing gown

Noël Coward, so often seen as an upper-class dandy in a dressing gown, but who was actually a middle-class workaholic, charity fundraiser, and even now, some of his work in WW2 remains classified.

The past and future of Thames Bridges
The past and future of Thames Bridges

An exhibition is taking a look at the past paintings and the future illuminations of the bridges across the Thames.

WW2 bomb map and a Lord Mayor’s response to the Armistice
WW2 bomb map and a Lord Mayor’s response to the Armistice

One of the many maps of bomb damaged London has gone on show in the City of London’s heritage gallery, alongside a declaration about the end of WW1.

The year football was banned in London
The year football was banned in London

In 1314, Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor of London, acting on behalf of King Edward II, banned the “striking of great footballs” in the City of London.

Sublime Victorian pottery fills the Guildhall
Sublime Victorian pottery fills the Guildhall

For the next few months, there’s a chance to see a selection of works by one of the greatest Victorian potters, William De Morgan, inside the City of London Guildhall.

Death and Mortality at the Guildhall Art Gallery
Death and Mortality at the Guildhall Art Gallery

There’s an exhibition open at the moment about death and mortality. It opened a couple of months ago, and I’ve been struggling to think of something to say about it.

Extraordinary WW1 exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery
Extraordinary WW1 exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery

A curiously powerful and moving collection of art created by school children, but inspired by memories of WW1, with a Flanders trench like pathway to navigate.

Gladiators return to London’s Roman amphitheatre
Gladiators return to London’s Roman amphitheatre

Later this summer, sweat and blood, groans and cheers, broken bones and damaged egos will return to the roman amphitheater in the City of London.

See the oldest document in the City of London archives
See the oldest document in the City of London archives

The oldest document in the City of London, dating back to the time of William the Conqueror is currently on display in the Guildhall.

Ticket Alert: Recite Shakespearean Quotations in the Guildhall
Ticket Alert: Recite Shakespearean Quotations in the Guildhall

A stage will be set up in Guildhall Art Gallery’s Basinghall Suite with a lectern and a free standing microphone to enable people to read, recite or perform their piece.

Behind the scenes at the City of London
Behind the scenes at the City of London

Whenever the City of London puts on its pomp and ceremony, off stage, frantic preparations are taking place, and now some of those preparations have been revealed.

400 years of London compared in two drawings
400 years of London compared in two drawings

Two drawings of London’s skyline have gone on display side-by-side, one made in 1616 showing the old London, and a recreation showing London from the same location today.

Bomb damage map on display
Bomb damage map on display

The newish, and smallish Heritage Gallery inside London’s Guildhall has put out a display of WW1 and WW2 maps and photos.

Henry V’s ‘Crystal Sceptre’ on display for the first time
Henry V’s ‘Crystal Sceptre’ on display for the first time

For nearly 600 years it has sat in a box in a vault, taken out just once a year for a ceremony and then put away, but finally, Henry V’s Crystal Sceptre has gone on public display.

 

Recent exhibitions

An exhibition in the Guildhall Yard of the battlefields of WW1.
2017-04-07
2017-04-23
A chance to see the tiny charter document given by William the Conqueror to the City.
2017-01-07
2017-04-27
Images of working Londoners from the capital’s past – from the 15th century to Thatcherite Britain,
2017-04-29
2017-05-23
This new exhibition explores the personal stories of those who fought during WW1 and the families they left behind.
2017-03-31
2017-07-16
Free  
Come face-to-face with a Roman skull uncovered during excavations in the Walbrook Stream.
2017-07-28
2017-10-29
David Roberts’ painting The Forum, Rome forms the centrepiece of a new display which explores why the forum was so important in the Roman world,
2017-08-30
2018-01-01

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