United Kingdom

Guildhall Yard, off Gresham Street

Phone: 020 7332 3700
Fax: 020 7332 3342

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London's Amphitheatre

The Gallery was established in 1885 to house and display paintings and sculptures belonging to the City of London Corporation. Located in the historic heart of the City next to the medieval Guildhall, the Gallery also contains the magnificent Roman Amphitheatre. Discovered in 1988 visitors can now view the arena for the first time in nearly 2,000 years. Entry is via the Gallery.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (4)

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Permanent Collection

The permanent collection includes portaits from the 16th Century to the present, views of London life from the 17th Century to the present, John Singleton Copley's "Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar" and Victorian paintings and sculptures. Displays are changed regularly and there is an annual programme of temporary exhibitions.


William Powell Frith: Painting the Victorian Age

6 November - 4 March 2007

It is more than 50 years since there was an exhibition devoted to William Powell Frith, one of the greatest British painters of the social scene since Hogarth.

Frith (1819-1909) was a quintessential yet radical and innovative Victorian painter who enjoyed huge success and popularity. This major exhibition includes works borrowed from galleries across Britain and features his great ‘modern life’ panoramas including Derby Day, from Tate Britain and The Railway Station, from Royal Holloway College, University of London.

Soviet Times: Russian Times 1917 - 2007

10 January - 30 March 2007

This small but powerful exhibition of 40 photographs from the archives of Russian News and Information Agency RIA Novosti covers the most controversial, unstable and difficult period of Russian history – the 90 years following the 1917 Russian Revolution.

Forthcoming exhibitions

A Mile of Style: Regent Street

12 April - 30 June


Free for City workers and residents with proof of ID.

Free on Fridays and after 3.30pm on all other days.

Adults £2.50. Concs £1.00

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm to 4.00pm

Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Getting there


Bank, St Pauls, Mansion House, Moorgate.

Bus: Routes 242, 25, 8 abd 201 (alight in Cheapside), 11, 15, 23 and 26 (alight in Queen Victoria Street), 43, 76, 133, 141, 214 and 271 (alight in Moorgate).


All parts of the Gallery are accessible to wheelchair users. There are wheelchair accessible toilets off the Long Gallery and within the cloakroom. Large print texts are available.

Also shop, cloakroom. Eating and drinking are only allowed in the cloakroom. There is no cafe within the Gallery.

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Groups (10 - 35 persons) receive a 20% discount off the normal admission price. Please telephone 020 7332 1158 to email the Gallery for details.


Schools are very welcome at the Gallery and bookings must be made in advance. There is no charge for School Groups. Teachers are strongly recommended to make an advance visit and to discuss their requirements with Gallery staff: please telephone 020 7332 3700 or email the Gallery.


City workers and residents can join the Gallery scheme which allows them free entry to the Gallery.

To join the Friends of Guildhall Art Gallery or to find out more information, please email the Gallery.


Please contact the Gallery for details on sponsorship.

Venue hire

The Gallery is available to hire for private functions. Please call 020 7332 3700 or email the Gallery directly.